Abrasive Blasting 101
Blog updated December 21, 2021: Soda Blasting involves one of the softer abrasive blasting materials, rating an average 2.4 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness (1-10). Most abrasive blasting cabinets use harder abrasives like plastic and glass beads to maximize abrasive recycles and minimize dust collector service. Soda blasting is the exception, a one-time-use abrasive, used for special applications when recycling abrasive is not important.
Media Blast Product Spotlights
The N-200 Stage II soda blast cabinet is manufactured specifically for operation with soda abrasive. Unlike most blasting cabinets, soda cabinets aren’t concerned about recycling abrasive because soda can only be used once.
The Blizzard Stage III soda sandblasting cabinet by Media Blast is one of three machines designed specifically for soda blasting in all industries including aerospace and the automotive and recreational vehicle markets. All Blizzard models include “Ghost Flow™” soda flow, 1.0 C.F. soda delivery system using low compressed air usage and low soda usage. What sets the Stage III apart are features specially manufactured to meet production applications that require prolonged daily operation. The innovative…
If you’re in the market for a soda blaster, we’ve got three machines that you should check out: the Cobra Stage I, the N-200 Stage II and the Blizzard Stage III. Each of these soda blasters is built to fit specific soda blasting needs, so you have the right machine for your application.
The Blizzard abrasive cabinet is specifically designed to operate with single-use soda abrasive, also known as bicarbonate, and single-use wheat start abrasives. Media Blast makes all its machines with 100% welded 12- and 14-gauge cold rolled steel to minimize spent abrasive in the workspace. The patented used soda pre-separator system design collects the used soda before it enters the dust collector, significantly reducing dust collector maintenance.