Abrasive Blasting 101
At the start of the sandblasting industry, almost all the blasting was wet abrasive blasting. Wet delivery is great for containing the blasting abrasive for recycle and controlling the dust created during blast operation.
Wet blast cabinets have been around for a very long time. Although dry blasting almost made wet cabinets obsolete, more and more applications today require wet blasting because it eliminates the frictional heat that can damage delicate parts and permits iron free blasting. A few wet blasting applications include critical plating and painting, chemically clean part surface, no abrasive impregnation into the part surface, and aircraft part cleaning with the least part surface removal.
Media Blast Product Spotlights
Today we divide wet sandblasting cabinets into two categories: very light duty and Industrial. Consider Industrial wet machines are designed for daily operation, are 100% welded to eliminate leaks, and while the duration of operation isn’t a key factor, the speed of processing is. Light Duty Machines are typically constructed with cheaper materials, use a form of agitation that results in a small percentage of abrasive held in suspension, operate limited gun size cfm usage, and…
The HydroSlurry 2420 SS is a wet (vapor) blasting cabinet manufactured by Media Blast®. It’s a great, space saving, stainless steel, top loading mediablaster®.
The Hurricane Wet Blast Cabinet by Media Blast is a simple to use older technology now gaining applications in today’s marketplace. Many applications today require wet blasting, which uses ultra-fine abrasives and eliminates the frictional heat that can damage delicate composites.