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Most applications today that use directional blasting cabinets require hand-held guns for part processing, but there are some parts that process better and faster using batch loads. This is the function of any tumble basket and tumble barrel machine.
The TB-5 Master by Media Blast® is a complete machine using a variable speed tumble basket for larger and smaller parts that will process using simple two directional part mixing. Tumble Baskets often have a removable basket with an open top mounted inside the machine. The TB-5 Master uses a larger heavier basket with the same 1/2 hp 90-volt DC variable speed drive found on the TB-3 and TB-4 Tumble Barrel models for larger part loading. This allows small part processing for smaller loads and larger loading for larger parts. Larger parts are normally processed in this type of basket machine, but total basket weight for the removable basket including parts must be considered for operator safety. Normally the basket is not removed and parts are scooped and unloaded manually in the TB-5 Master model. Media Blast does offer an optional automatic unload feature permitting unloading using the manual jog rotation, drop in discharge part slide and outside hopper unloading door. This type of unit will process many different part sizes and shapes. The parts and budget you have will decide which machine is best suited for the application, basket or barrel. Tumble basket equipped blast cabinets are not as fast at mixing parts as the tumble barrel design. Tumble barrel machines are primarily for parts smaller than five, (5), inches in length. Media Blast® offers standard basket mixing paddles that bolt into the basket and they can be quickly and easily replaced…Some companies offer large tumble basket models and they need to then supply multiple guns and an oscillator to cover the blasting area. This can drive the cost of the machine much higher. Using mixing paddles allows part processing using a single gun that eliminates part damage as a result of too much cfm being used against the parts.
The TB-5 Master is a complete machine with a large 440 sq.ft. dust collector with automatic timed vibrator cleaning cycle. The *patented abrasive separator reclaimer is bolt on and replaceable for operation using 0-150 mesh abrasive. The TB-5 Master is also available in the TB-5 Master Cyclone Model complete with Pneumatic Conveyor for fine and ultra-fine abrasives. The Cyclone model is used to aerate, dry and keep the finer abrasives flowing inside the machine.
Our unique basket design allows the abrasive to leave the basket out the removable perforated bottom screen. This screen with the solid basket sides can process the finest parts by simply changing the perforated screen hole size.
Adding the optional removable basket anti-pop-out cap keeps smaller/lighter parts inside the basket during the blast cycle.
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TB-5 Master by Media Blast®
Basket tumble machine complete – high daily usage
56 cfm @ 100 psi (most tumble machines operate at higher pressure because of the distance of the nozzle to the parts).
We recommend using facility compressed air with line pressure of 100 psi or higher. Lower pressure will work but the loss of frictional heat will increase processing time.
Air compressors vary greatly, check the cfm output on the compressor being used or visit Air Basics for more information on compressor selection.
Pro Tip: Never buy a compressor using the displacement cfm number; always use the second cfm volume number listed with 90-100 psi inside the tank because tank pressure reduces cfm performance.
0-150 mesh internal separator
Available in TB-5 cyclone for 150-240 mesh using pneumatic abrasive conveyor
Internal abrasive storage hopper for smaller footprint
Glass Beads, Aluminum Oxide, Plastic, Silicon Carbide and more. (Due to distance-to-parts the processing pressure is higher than maximum impact velocity.)
700 cfm blower – 440 sq.ft. cartridge filters – hopper dust storage – pneumatic vibrator cleaning cycle – single power source electrical, high voltage
Complete self-contained tumble basket machine for daily production using a larger basket for heavier basket loading – pivoting gun holder – mixing valve – air controls and lighting – patented internal separator reclaimer – safety glass window and more – use for heavy part loading when a barrel machine can’t be used
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Environmentally friendly, high-grade polyurethane high gloss paint. Standard colors include MBA beige and high gloss light gray. Custom color matching is available using customer supplied color sample, please call 866-204-7068 for pricing.
36" x 36" x 32"H
Door 30" x25"H
40" x 51" x 90"H
440 sq.ft. dual cartridge
1100 cfm blower C-III
Automatic Cleaning Cycle
Single power source