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Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator) Vaqua Kompact Wet Water and Media Blasting Cabinet

Used / Second Hand

Refurbished Price [?]
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Refurbished by RSW, Excellent Condition
Stock No
Abrasive Developments (Wheelabrator)
Vaqua Kompact
Year of Manufacture
Refurbished by RSW, Excellent Condition
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
730 x 700 x 540
Work Handling Method
Manual with 50Kg Load Rotary Table
Other Info
Working height to gloves 1230mm
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
Weight (kgs)
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm) [?]
940 x 1020 x 1780
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Refurbished GRP wet blast cabinet with rotary table, blasting gun, rinse gun, internal lighting, safety cut off switch.

The Vaqua wet blast process is a unique blast finishing technique. The process uses a solution of shot or grit media, water and small amounts of compressed air which produces a scrubbing action on the surface being blasted. The water in the process creates a buffer between the media particle and the work surface. The higher the pressure and volume of compressed air, the more aggressive the process becomes as the compressed air portion of the mixture regulates the degree of the buffering of the media and the surface being treated.


  • Internal sizes of 730mm x 700mm x 540mm and a Ø500mm rotary table accessed via the hinged main body of the unit. 
  • Complete with 3 foot pedals, one for start, one for stop and one for the air. 
  • Window wiper system. 
  • A safety switch is fitted to prevent operation when the lid is raised.
  • 240V 1ph 1.7kW // 1 Hp single speed.
  • Overall size 940mm x 1020mm x 1780mm.
  • 26 Litres sump capacity.
  • 4Kg's max. media load.
  • 2.1 to 5.6 Kg/Cm² rate per gun/Hr.
  • Operator manual.
  • 50Kg load table x Ø500mm.
  • Ergonomically designed, so operators can stand or sit at the machine.
  • Easy loading with the sprung lid opening.
  • 12/26CFM @ 40 to 80 PSI free air required.

 Refurbished machine with new safety glass, new gauntlets and fully tested.

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.