The Dominator Siphon Abrasive Blast Cabinet is designed for Production operation, meaning applications that require one (1) or more hours of daily machine operation using a production gun size consuming about 45 cfm of compressed air. Continue reading Dominator Siphon Blasting Cabinet Spotlight
The Cobra siphon abrasive cabinet was created for general repair shops, facility in-house maintenance and automotive repair. A small, compact machine, the Cobra is ideal for applications that require less than one hour of daily operation. If your project demands more continuous operation, what we call production quality, consider the N-200 Siphon cabinets available in thirteen cabinet sizes with a smaller gun size offered if you have limited air. Continue reading Cobra Siphon Abrasive Cabinet Spotlight
What do we mean by maximum abrasive velocity? Simply put, it’s the fastest you can propel abrasive against a part without the abrasive exploding into smaller, useless pieces.
It’s the compressed air that actually powers the blasting for any directional abrasive blasting cabinet or hand held gun. Whether you’re using a siphon or direct pressure abrasive delivery method, you’re going to need the right air compressor for your application.
Pro Tip: If you’re not sure which machine you have, or need, our Buying Guide can help you choose the right delivery method to fit your needs. Continue reading 5 Compressed Air Buying Tips for At-Home Sandblasting
External abrasive storage in abrasive blast cabinets refers to situations where abrasive is stored outside of the blast cabinet. In a direct pressure abrasive delivery system where a pressure pot and the external abrasive storage are used, all the abrasive is removed from inside the cabinet each time it exits the nozzle which allows the use of many different pressure pot sizes. Because the pot is sealed when blasting, it must stop blasting to refill the pot. As you can imagine, running more than one nozzle on any pressure pot means the pot empties faster. When the pot is filled again and re-pressurizing, operation downtime brings production to a standstill. This is why most automated machines use siphon delivery that uses no pressure pot assembly. Continue reading External Abrasive Storage in Blast Cabinets
The N-200 by Media Blast is an Industrial Blast Cabinet with Siphon abrasive delivery. The N-200 Industrial Siphon Blast Cabinet, like all Industrial Siphon Blast Cabinets, has a blower and dust collector capable of handling a large abrasive gun size delivering up to 10 pounds of abrasive per minute. Most of the applications today can use the Industrial Siphon blasting cabinet, which is open to atmosphere. This enables continuous operation without the need to stop and re-pressurize like the pressure pot used on all direct pressure machines. Continue reading Media Blast N-200 Industrial Siphon Blast Cabinet
It is highly likely the first abrasive sandblasters were fast-moving rivers or dry desert windstorms. (If you have ever driven in a sandstorm, you understand first hand the power of a particle to remove paint and or etch glass.) Somewhere in history, someone noticed the results and an idea was born.
Continue reading Abrasive Blasting 101: An Industry History