working with sensitive materials, or producing specific
surface texture requirements, the use of a suction design
blasting cabinet can provide operators with the precise
control required to meet design standards. Lower media
delivery velocity is achieved by drawing media into the blast
nozzle via the use of vacuum.
The lower pressure results in cost-saving throughout the life
of the sandblast cabinet. Starting with the media
delivery nozzle, a lower wear rate may allow for the purchase
of lower cost material nozzles that will still last a long
time. Blast cabinet safety glass windows, sandblasting
cabinet gloves, and blast hose, all benefit from the same
reduction in wear.
A lower wear rate is also experienced by the media of
choice. Most blasting media selections can be recycled
by installing a media reclaim and reusing the media, in some
case, many times over. This ability to reuse blast
media will significantly impact a metal refinishing’s
The greatest hidden expense in most industrial processes is
the air compressor. Sandblasting operations are often
intermittent, but are large consumers of air, which means
that the air compressor must be sized large enough to meet
demand when blasting, almost certainly resulting in a
compressor that is too large for the balance of the hours the
plant is in operation. An air compressor that is too
large will turn on and off frequently resulting in greater
maintenance and repair expenses.
And then there is the electricity required to run the
compressor, the greatest single hidden operational expense in
most industrial operations. HTE Abrasive Blast
Solutions helps size and design air systems properly through
the HTE Compressed Air Solutions TECHTEAM of Air Audit
Always wear appropriate personal protection equipment
when operating machinery of any kind.
To learn which media will most economically produce the
optimal surface finish, please click below to request a
call from one of our media specialists, and to arrange for
charge MEDIA SAMPLE TEST
of your needs.
HTE Abrasive Blast Solutions provides comprehensive blast
systems including suction blast cabinets that help to
accelerate the return on your equipment investment.
All of these products are available from HTE to businesses
in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois