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Aquablast 1515 - Vapor Blasting Equipment for Large Components

The Aquablast 1515 is the largest of our standard wetblasting models and is more suitable for degreasing and blasting larger components with a maximum turntable of 1m.  For larger models a bespoke version can be built to your specific requirements.

The water/media slurry is contained within the cabinet sump. Delivery of the slurry to the manual blast nozzle is via a glandless polyurethane pump and associated hoses located inside the machine. Compressed air is added at the blast nozzle to accelerate the slurry and provide the cleaning effect. After contact with the component the slurry then drains back into the sump creating a re-circulating system. Fine broken down media and other contaminants are fed via an overflow to a sedimentation filter located at the rear of the cabinet. The process cleans by flow not by impact producing a 'soft' finish with the water acting as a lubricant that not only avoids media impregnation but also extends the life of the blast media.

  • Easy to install following our simple guidelines
  • Dust free vapor blast process
  • Blast & degrease using only water and no solvents
  • Vapor blasting cleans by flow of water
  • 'Soft' finish appearance on cleaned components
  • Longer blast media life
  • 100% stainless steel construction
  • Large side door for ease of access
  • Rubber lining
  • Windscreen wiper to ensure good visibility of components being cleaned
  • Tungsten Carbide nozzle
Width Depth Height
1500mm 1350mm 1023mm

Trolley and turntable with external loading

Where heavy items are to be processed it is often easier to load these items external to the blast cabinet using an overhead crane or perhaps a fork lift truck. Vixen offer this facility on all the Aquablast range with standard and special load capacities where required. The turntable can be moved outside of the chamber, loaded and wheeled back in. In some cases where needed the turntables can be linked to an electric drive inside the cabinet for operator ease.

Free standing Hydro cyclone

Free standing Hydro cyclone

This item comes complete on a stainless steel frame and being very light it can easily be lifted into the cabinet. Once inside the cabinet a bucket is placed under the cyclone and the blast gun is connected to the cyclone. The operator simply depresses the foot pedal and the abrasive begins filling the bucket which enables easy emptying of the machine of abrasive.

Fixed Turntable inside blast chamber

Turntables are a very popular option. A fixed turntable inside the machine enables easy manoeuvrability of the components to be blasted. These turntables can also be electrically gear driven if required, but in most cases can be manipulated by hand with loads of up to 50kg.

Fixed blast gun holder

With small components it is often easier for the gun to be locked into a holder and the operator simply manipulates the small part in the blast stream.

Automatic media concentration monitor

Where the integrity of the abrasive is critical and the concentration must be absolutely constant it is often easier to use the media concentration monitor which enables the operator to check the abrasive mix periodically by simply pressing a button.

Wet Cyclonic media clarification

The wet cyclones are designed to automatically remove broken down abrasive and sediment from the blasting process. These are normally specified where the blasting process is critical such as aerospace applications. The benefits of the wet cyclone are that any spent abrasive is removed and the finish integrity does not deteriorate in any way as the abrasive remains consistent.

Closed Loop System

Vixen’s closed loop system allows the machine to operate without the need of a mains water supply or drain nearby. This system is a large sedimentation filter unit that filters the liquid sufficiently and uses a heavy-duty air operated diaphragm pump to recycle water for the rinse gun and window wash.

The closed loop sedimentation tank is supplied with a series of Vixen designed containers which have an overlap feature. These are Vixen’s tooling and are fitted with weirs to allow water to cascade from one container to allow fine particles of debris or broken abrasive to settle in the containers. These containers can easily be removed for cleaning individually and make maintenance of the closed loop system quick and easy.

Vixen offer its customers a free testing service where samples can be sent to its state-of-the art demonstration room and tested using an extensive range of blasting and degreasing machines and equipment. 

By doing so, Vixen can clearly establish the correct blasting and degreasing equipment for a particular application and advise the customer on which works best. As well as this, the customer can also see which abrasive or detergent is most suitable for their specific needs, and make a decision based on the results.

Vixen’s experienced sales engineers carry out all of the necessary tests, and then send the components or samples back to the customer to review and consider before the purchase of a machine.

To arrange your free sample processing, or for a free, no obligation demonstration of any Vixen machine call us now on +44(0)1642 769333 or click here to fill in our enquiry form.

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