Media Blast Product Spotlights| Abrasive Blasting 101
At Media Blast & Abrasives we make both kinds of vapor blast cabinets: Industrial and Light Duty. Industrial cabinets are designed to operate on a production capacity daily duty cycle (DDC). This means the machines are able to run longer intervals between maintenance and process more parts in a shorter time frame. Light Duty wet sandblast cabinets are built to operate in shorter durations and process smaller batches of parts.
Wet blasters, also called Vapor Blasting Cabinets are 5 to 6 times slower than Dry Blasting Cabinets. This is why many users turn to Industrial grade machines when cleaning speed is important. Unfortunately, many manufacturers aren’t transparent about cleaning speed and focus primarily on machine cost.
Our Industrial Model, the Hurricane Line, offers three great features:
Light Duty Wet, or Light Duty Vapor Blasting Cabinets can be a great tool when used properly. Here are three great features of our HydroSlurry models:
ProTip: Always look at the CFM at 100 psi! For Light Duty machines, CFM will likely be 20 to 22 CFM maximum even if it lists a 9 hp motor. This is because it is using only the amperage of a typical 5 hp 220-volt single phase motor. For more information about compressed air, visit our previous blog post: Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know.
The two kinds of Vapor Blast Cabinets have completely different applications, different machine costs, different cleaning speeds, and Daily Duty Cycles. Many people are buying “User Applications Short” when searching and buying Wet Blasting Cabinets. This means they buy Light Duty Vapor Blast Cabinets with lower costs based on simple math. Unfortunately, that might not be the best fit machine.
Media Blast has been manufacturing both Wet and Dry Blasting Cabinets for Almost Half-Century right here in the USA. We offer both Industrial and Light Duty Vapor Blast Cabinets and we want to help you buy the right machine the first time. Contact us today!
Fun Fact: We created the name Media Blast® and now our entire industry uses our term MediaBlasters®.
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