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Sandblasting Equipment: Which Blast Cabinet System is Best for You?

Blast Cabinet

Suction and pressure are the two main types of blast cabinet systems. These both systems have many advantages but understanding their differences is important in order to decide what type of sandblasting cabinet will be acquired. The frequency and duration of blasting operations per day, availability of compressed air and the objective of the blasting process are all important factors to take into consideration.

Suction Blast Cabinet

Suction-type blast cabinets suit most applications and are economical; they are ideal for low production operations, light duty cleaning and occasional maintenance jobs.

Benefits

  • Lower initial cost: a suction blast cabinet costs less than a pressure blast cabinet
  • Lower operating costs: blast media is being supplied by a suction action rather than being fed with pressure; the media will leave the blast nozzle at a lighter pressure and speed.
  • Lower air volume requirements: needs less air to function compared to a pressure fed cabinet.

Cons

  • Suction blast cabinets are limited in the types of media they can use; metallic media such as steel cannot be carried into the air stream.
  • Slower production rates: a suction blast cabinet will supply media at a lower pressure and a reduced speed.

How Does a Suction Blast Cabinet Work?

A suction-blast gun has two hoses, one for air and one for media. When the gun is activated, compressed air is metered into the gun body by an air jet and projected out of the blast nozzle; this is where the vacuum (i.e. suction) is generated and pulls the media into the gun and propelled out to the surface to be blasted.

Pressure Blast Cabinet

Pressure blast cabinets provide faster cleaning rates and are much more powerful- they are used for larger volume applications and aggressive blast cleaning.

Benefits

  • High Production: pressure blast cabinets are 3-4 times faster in cleaning a product surface than suction cabinets.
  • Higher performance: as pressure blast cabinets provide media at a greater force, products will be cleaned at a greater degree.
  • More aggressive operation
  • Any type of media can be used.

Cons

  • Greater initial expense: a pressure cabinet will cost more initially than a suction blast cabinet.
  • Items such as blast nozzles, cabinet linings, and window covers will be more inclined to wear faster because the media will be moving at a higher force and speed compared to a suction blast cabinet.
  • A higher volume of air is needed

How Pressure Blast Cabinet Works

In a pressure blast cabinet, a pressure vessel is used to store an amount of blast media at high pressure. When the media and air are released from the pot, it accelerates and picks up speed as it travels through the nozzle.

The pressure of the blast is controlled by a foot pedal and the abrasive metering valve is set to obtain the ideal media mix to maximize impact on the workpiece while keeping its consumption at its minimum.

A Word on Cabinet Quality

There is a wide range of cabinets available at a wide range of prices. Not all are created equally. Having handled so many second-hand blast cabinets over the years the engineers at Rileys can confirm quality has a huge impact on the performance and lifespan of blasting cabinets.

Blasting is an abrasive process, so it has an impact on the machinery as well as the parts you are blasting. Frankly cheap, riveted cabinets with cheap components from eBay don’t compare to welded cabinets with thoughtful design and quality components. Both approaches have their place in the market, but it is important to be honest about the capability you need versus the capability that can be delivered by a cabinet. At Riley Surface World, we have both pressure blast cabinets and suction blast cabinets to suit your desired needs.

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Dynamiki Dynablaster M11 Shot Blast Machine
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Dynamiki Dynablaster M11 Suction Venturi Shot Blast Machine

The M11 suction feed cabinet is a general purpose heavy duty workshop machine suitable for a wide range of blasting applications. Designed for easy access with a large front opening door

Stock No
NEW130
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Dynamiki M11
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1000 x 700 x 1000
Work Handling Method
Manual
Condition
Brand New, Current Model
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
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Dynamiki Dynablaster M12 Shot Blast Machine
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Dynamiki Dynablaster M12 Suction Venturi Shot Blast Machine

The M12 suction feed cabinet is a general purpose heavy duty workshop machine suitable for a wide range of blasting applications. Designed for a smaller floor space with rear mounted dust collector.

Stock No
NEW131
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Dynamiki M-12
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1000 x 800 x 950
Work Handling Method
Manual
Other Info
400v 3 phase
Condition
Brand New
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
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Guyson Euro 8
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Guyson International Market Leading Euro 8 Suction Venturi Blast Cabinet

The ever popular Guyson Model Euro 8 suction venturi feed blast cabinet with cyclonic media recycling and cleaning including associated heavy duty free standing dust control plant.

Stock No
SA946
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Guyson International Euro 8 SF
Year of Manufacture
1997
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
980 x 800 x 800mm
Work Handling Method
Multiple Door Access
Other Info
Cyclonic Media Recovery
Condition
Good Condition, Current Model, Seen powered at RSW
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 4,750 (+ VAT)
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Osro Shot Blasting Cabinet and Dust Collector
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HG Sommerfield Ltd. Osro Shot Blasting Cabinet and Dust Collector

A second hand venturi blast cabinet with dust extractor, which has a universal appeal for all those medium sized engineering blast and cleaning jobs.

Stock No
SB977
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
HG Sommerfield Ltd. Venturi Heavy Duty Blast Cabinet
Year of Manufacture
1975 dusty
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1150 x 900 x 800mm
Work Handling Method
Manual
Other Info
Venturi Recovery By Powerful Extraction
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 2,950 (+ VAT)
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Guyson Wheelmaster SF System Alloy Wheel Blast Machine
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Guyson International Wheelmaster SF System Alloy Wheel Blast Machine

This blast cabinet has been successfully converted to a standard suction blast machine with a large rotary table, incorporating many application specific handling features that enable the operator to use this very versatile machine.

Stock No
SB982
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Guyson International Euroblast 8
Year of Manufacture
2019
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Ø750mm / 29" TABLE
Work Handling Method
Manual Rotary Angled Table / Fixture
Other Info
Large cabinet size
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition, Current Model
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 4,950 (+ VAT)
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Guyson 4 Shotblast System with Extractor
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Guyson International Guyson 4 Shotblast System with Extractor

The Guyson Model 4 (Euroblast) shot blast cabinets are highly durable, rigid and tightly sealed, fabricated and welded in 16 gauge sheet steel and finished to the highest quality standards. Specially made cabinet to allow the pass through of thin materials such as glass, tiles, etc.

Stock No
SC1001
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Guyson International Euro 4 SF GL
Year of Manufacture
2000
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Slot = 25 thick x 500 tall
Work Handling Method
Manual with provision to 'slide through'
Other Info
Cabinet setup with slide through option
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 3,250 (+ VAT)
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Vantage Blast Cabinet With Feed Hopper
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Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator) Vantage Blast Cabinet With Cyclonic Separation Feed Hopper and Free Standing Dust Control Plant

Abrasive Developments Vantage for those tough cleaning jobs, suction venturi feed blast cabinet with cyclonic media recycling and cleaning including associated heavy duty free standing dust control plant.

Stock No
SC1006
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator) Vantage
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
950 x 800 x 700
Work Handling Method
Trolley +Table (Option to fit Load End)
Other Info
Precise and powerful blast cabinet
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Special Offer
Guyson Semi Automatic Suction Ventruri Tumble Blast Machine
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Guyson International T40 Suction Venturi Tumble Blast Machine

A Guyson T40 Tumbleblast is for suction venturi blasting bead and grit when surface processing batches of small metal components. Tumbling the components inside a rotating drum whilst being blasted to achieve the required surface finish.

Stock No
SC1016
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Guyson International T40 Tumble Blast
Year of Manufacture
Unknown
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Ø500 x 200 Basket (No Basket Included)
Work Handling Method
Manual Load : Auto Tumble Blast
Other Info
Barrel Blast C/W Variable Speed Drive
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 3,500 (+ VAT)
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Vacublast, Ventus 72S Shot Blast Cabinet
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Wheelabrator Vacublast, Ventus 72S Industrial Shot Blast Cabinet

A well made second hand Vacublast, Ventus 72S self contained suction venturi fed shot blast cabinet. For manual light to medium blasting applications.

Stock No
SW763
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Wheelabrator Ventus 72
Year of Manufacture
1993
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
590 x 710 x 530
Work Handling Method
Manual
Other Info
Small but industrious machine
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 1,950 (+ VAT)
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Renfert Basic Duo Micro Blast Cabinet
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Renfert Basic Duo Micro Blast Cabinet

The Renfert Basic Duo is a micro blasting cabinet used for precision and fine spot blasting applications in such industries as printed circuit board, medical and dental.

Stock No
SZ898
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Renfert Basic Duo
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
430 x 370 x 230
Work Handling Method
Manual
Other Info
Precision micro blast unit
Condition
Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 475 (+ VAT)
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Loborex Manual Blast Cabinet
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Laborex Venturi Manual Shot Blast Blast Cabinet

THE Laborex 1000 machine is an efficient blasting system, simple to operate, consistent results, with no environmental hazards and unlimited surface finishing possibilities.

Stock No
SZ903
Category
Suction Venturi Blast Cabinets
Model
Laborex ICGO HP
Year of Manufacture
2005
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
995 x 645 x 705 mm
Work Handling Method
Manual
Other Info
Can use Wheelabrator Media-type 75-150
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition, Current Model
Refurbished Price [?]
£ 3,450 (+ VAT)
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