Sandblasting uses high-pressure compressed air to propel blasting media on the project. This reliable technique suits a wide range of surfaces and a selection of treatments including a variety of abrasive media. Sandblasting equipment removes contaminants such as stripping rust, grease and old paint to provide surface adhesion for new coatings. Sandblasting systems include these components:
- Air blast rooms:These are clean rooms that are environmentally controlled with abrasion media recovery for highly-productive and efficient operations.
- Air blast tumble equipment: This equipment consists of mill driven tumble blast machines that use oscillating nozzles and cyclone separators inside a rubber-lined chamber.
- Portable blasting stations: Mobile air blast systems have pressure pots in various sizes for increased productivity in portable configurations.
- Blast cabinets, suction and pressure: This stationary sandblasting equipment also ranges in size. It uses a siphon feed system and a balancing pressure regulator to ensure equilibrium inside the blast cabinet.
- Bulk blasting systems: These are large sandblasting units available in stationary models or truck-mounted for total portability.
- Blast and recovery systems: More sophisticated sandblasting equipment have systems that blast and vacuum simultaneously and avoid any open air contamination.
- Cryogenic deflashing systems: Very cold temperatures allow certain surfaces like rubber, diecast, plastic, magnesium and zinc to be deflashed with precision.
- Wet blast equipment:Occasionally, sandblasting equipment uses water to eliminate friction heat and prepare surfaces by scrubbing instead of abrasion caused by dry blasting.