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Wheelabrator Abrasive Devepments Rotary Satellite Vaqua Blasting Machine

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Stock No
SS548
Manufacturer
Wheelabrator
Model
Vaqua
Serial
8774
New or Used
Used (Second Hand)
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm)
Ø150 x 750 mm
Work Handling Method
Manual load/unload, Auto blast
Other Info
Satelite wet processing machine
Location
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
1750 x 1800 x 2800mm

Description

The Wet Blast process provides component cleaning, degreasing and finishing in one operation. Compared with dry blasting it is less aggressive, does not generate dust, can process components such as titanium, aluminium and white metals without risk of explosion, reduces media consumption and leaves a cleaner, brighter surface finish.

The essential component of a satellite table machine is the indexing mechanism which rotates the workpiece through fixed positions within the blasting machine. Smaller symmetrical parts are best processed in this kind of machine, for example:

  • Gears
  • Engine disks
  • Turbines
  • Machined parts
  • Shafts
  • Tubes
  • Pots and pans
  • Brake and clutch disks


The satellite table machine provides the advantage that multiple parts can be loaded and processed in one single operation.

With fixturing the unit is capable of multi loading of components within the 750 mm travel of the reciprocating guns. 

The Wheelabrator Vaqua satellite indexing turntable is mounted within the stainless steel blasting cabinet. This machine type not only allows the operator freedom for use with other activities, but also significantly reduces the space requirement for the machine.

Wheelabrator provides highly precise satellite table machines which are specifically designed for use in the automotive and aerospace industries.

This machine has vertical reciprocating twin guns with speed controls on the oscillation of the gun movement for automatic operation. The gun movement also has a pass count from 1 to 9 to allow full control of the blast pattern and intensity, creating a fully integrated manufacturing cells.

Machine Details

Construction

Stainless steel cabinet with abrasion resistant lining sheets and external box section steel main support frame.

Internal Dimensions

Generally 950mm x 950mm x 750mm above worktable fixtures.

Doors

Swing doors with replaceable combined rubber lining / drain channel and electrical safety interlock.

Work Suface

heavy duty frame, UDL 500kg.

Window

660mm x 330mm safety glass with auto wash / wipe.

Rinsing

Internal, mains fed, trigger operated rinse gun.

Pump

High efficiency, high volume,pump - with solid urethane lined pump head.

Pump Motor

5.5kw 3 phase, 2 speed pump for gentle or aggresive blasting and IP44 DOL starting with overload protection.

Blast Gun

2 x Lightweight body, recessed air jet, and carbide nozzles.

Rinse station

A single spray rinse station is provided to wash the components prior to removal.  

Sump Capacity

Water ~ 100 ltr, media ~ 30kg. Sump fitted with drain plug for emptying.

Satellite stations

10 Stations equally spaced around a stainless steel carrier

Controls

Single integrated on / off auto/manual control, simultaneously operates pump, compressed air, window wiper, table indexing, multi position gun reciprocation, infinitely variable speed selector and screen wash.

Electrical Equipment

Fluorescent light unit. Window wiper. Door interlock. 24v control circuits. Solenoid valves for air and water supplies. Main enclosure (IP55) with hinged lid and isolator.

Services required:

Electrical Supply

27A (at 415v) 3 phase & neutral, voltage and frequency to suit market.

Air Supply

Max 7 bar (100 psi), 1.14m³/min (40 cfm) per gun.

Water Supply

2-6 bar (30-90 psi), 12.5mm (1/2" bsp / npt) connection.

Drain

with grit trap 40 litres / min - 8 gallons per minute intermittent.

Vent

200mm / 8" duct to external atmosphere

Additional blast guns can be retro fitted and run off of the currently fitted pump.

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Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.