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Vixen Surface Treatments Jetair VM55 Pressure Fed Shot Blast Cabinet

Stock No
Vixen Surface Treatments
Year of Manufacture
Seen powered at RSW
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1180 x 900 x 800mm
Work Handling Method
Other Info
Cabinet Mounted Cartridge Dust Filter
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
Weight (kgs)
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm) [?]
1600 x 1500 x 2200


The Vixen VM55 dry blasting cleaning cabinet is designed to provide quick, clean and efficient results across a wide range of applications. Jetair Pressure feed blast machines specifications include underslung pressure pot and rear mounted, two cartridge dust extraction system.

Typical Applications 

  • Removal of paint.
  • Removal of rust.
  • Removal of scale.
  • Surface preparations prior to bonding, repainting, re coating or producing cosmetic finishes.
  • Deburring or peening: Shot peening is similar to sand blasting, except that it operates by the mechanism of plasticity rather than abrasion: each particle functions as a ball peen hammer. In practice, this means that less material is removed by the process and so less dust is created

Shot peening uses the ball technology, which aim to increase the strength of individual elements and harden their surfaces. Processes of this type work on the  basis of strict control of the selection of blast speed and with the precise selection of the blast media.
Shot peening machines are used mainly in the machining and production process;

  • Gears.
  • Drills.
  • tools.
  • Springs.

With the pressure feed system the blasting performance is increase by up to four times over the more conventional suction feed machine and will accept the full spectrum of available blast media.

Standard Features.

  • Halogen lighting.
  • Light and extractor switch.
  • Double catch door.
  • Sealed armhole/gloves.
  • Reduced width window (515 x 230)
  • Cartridge dust extraction with air jet cleaning facility.
  • Sealed hopper sieve.
  • Moisture trap and pressure gauge.

  • VM55 Cabinet - 1600 x 1500 x 2200mm. Working area 1180 x 900 x 800mm.
  • 240Volt Supply


What is Shot Blasting?

Shot Blasting can be used as a catch all term for a wide range of similar industrial processes. It is also called abrasive cleaning or abrasive surface finishing. During the shot blasting process a media material is fired at an object to remove remove burrs, flashing, paint, scale or rust and clean and smooth (or sometimes intentionally roughen) the surface.

There are several mechanical methods used to propel the media material including using compressed air or water streams, or airless methods such as wheel blasting.

The media used also differs depending on the results needed but the catch all term is shot, hence shot blasting. The shape, size and weight of the media will determine the outcome. Frequently a metal shot is used including steel grit, copper shots, and aluminum pellets. Some methods of shot blasting use silica sand (sand blasting - not in some countries due to health risks), glass beads (bead blasting), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or crushed nuts shells or kernels.

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