Blasting Cabinets 101


Some experienced with blast equipment will be able to identify the proper machine for their application. However, should this equipment seem somewhat confusing to negotiate, or you are an admitted novice, please do not hesitate to contact our facility for suggestions, questions, or additional information. Selecting the proper system is essential in obtaining the ultimate production. The machines found within these pages are production type systems, not "homeowner" or occasional use machines. Please allow us the opportunity to select a system that is correct for your application. Prior to contacting us, some helpful suggested information will assist us in selection of a unit:

1. Available compressed air (c.f.m. or horse power) to dedicate the blast system (if air is available).
2. Type of media to be utilized (if media type is confirmed)
3. Items to be blasted, I.E. size, rusted, new steel, etc...
General knowledge of your application prior to contacting us is extremely helpful in selection of a unit.

Please contact us at (570) 286-4138.

What is the difference between a Siphon and a Pressure Blast Cabinet?

A Siphon Blast Cabinet is best utilized for semi production applications, whereas a Pressure Blast Cabinet is designed for greater production. A Siphon Cabinet utilizes a gun to siphon the media from a hopper to a gun. A Pressure Cabinet has a pressure blaster incorporated into the reclaim system and propels media under pressure towards the pressure. The Pressure Blast System is up to five times faster than a Siphon System.

How much sand can my Blast Machine hold?

The capacity of a Sandblast Pot varies by size. A 6 cubic foot Blast Machine will hold 600 pounds of sand. Another example would be a 1.5 cubic foot Sandblaster will hold 150 pounds of sand.