Media Blast Product Spotlights
We are often asked whether it’s better to buy a blast cabinet with refrigerator doors or vertical sliding doors. There are benefits and drawbacks to both kinds of doors. Vertical sliding doors do typically require more safety features because of their more complicated design. Our vertical doors roll-up and require no increase in vertical height.
If you’re not sure whether or not you should purchase a machine with vertical or refrigerator doors, we can help you decide. These seven questions may help you determine which kind of blast cabinet door is best for you.
Media Blast® has been manufacturing 11 different categories of blasting cabinets and related machines for over 42 years. Our goal is to help you buy the right machine the first time, so you don’t have to throw good money after bad and replace a machine that doesn’t meet your needs.
We offer 8 different abrasive delivery types, consisting of wet and dry models using Siphon, Gravity Feed and Direct Pressure Delivery. We also manufacturer Vertical Cartridge Dust Collectors for Abrasive Blasting Cabinets, both Automatic and Manual Cleaning, all designed to help you keep the work area clean.
Pro Tip: Simple pan doors are often offered in two-door cabinets, making you think you are getting a great feature: two doors. Be advised you might want only one really well-designed refrigerator door instead of two poor quality pan doors. Often times, people tape the door on the left side of the blast cabinet shut, with 90% of the blasting done from the right to left, and the low-quality pan door on the left, door seals can be eroded and start leaking.
Both sliding vertical blast cabinet doors, roll up vertical doors and refrigerator doors are beneficial. It’s conservative to estimate vertical do not increase the cost of a mediablaster® by as much as $5000.00. Despite the additional costs, vertical doors seldom save floor footprint and they require more inspection and maintenance.
If you’re not sure which cabinet door design is best for you, please reach out to our team or check out our buying guide.