An Internal Abrasive Reclaimer is used to recycle and clean the abrasive during machine operation, which reduces the machine operating cost. Worn abrasive and dust is sent to the dust collector for disposal, usable abrasive is recycled back into the machine storage hopper for re-use. While they are most effective on 150-mesh abrasive and larger, they can also be used with plastic abrasive.
All MBA Internal Reclaimers are bolted on and replaceable in minutes.
External Abrasive Reclaimers (aka cyclone separators and pneumatic conveyors) are essential when the abrasive is fine or ultra-fine (150 mesh and smaller). The ability to contain the abrasive is unique to this type of high efficiency separator.
External separators help dry the abrasive and introduce air into the abrasive mix for proper abrasive flow to the gun. Pneumatic conveyors remove the abrasive from the cabinet each time the abrasive exit the blasting nozzle and are used with many specialty abrasives, i.e. (plastic or soda), to maintain better cabinet visibility.
When the cabinet size is large and multiple hoppers are needed, the standard height pneumatic conveyor is almost always used regardless of the abrasive type or mesh size. Using this type of separator will produce the smallest abrasive usage in pounds per hour.
Although this type of separator can handle larger abrasive, we recommend using the internal type separator to reduce the cost and reduce the maintenance when using large cutting abrasives.