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Wheelabrator Vaqua 150 AXT Semi-auto Wet Blast Machine, 6 Traversing Blast Guns, 18 Station Indexing Turntable

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Excellent Condition, Current Model, Seen powered at RSW
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Year of Manufacture
Excellent Condition, Current Model, Seen powered at RSW
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1500 x 1250 x 1250
Work Handling Method
Load End Rotary Table Semi Auto Blasting
Other Info
Siemens Hand Operation Console
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
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The Vaqua wet blast cabinet range has been designed specifically for production applications where a high work output and optimum performance are required. Constructed in stainless steel, the cabinets offer advanced features to ensure maximum cleaning effect with good visibility and ease of use.

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 without risk of explosion, reduces media consumption and leaves a cleaner, brighter surface finish. Vacu-Blast developed this variant of its proven "Ventus 150 AXT" automatic cabinet machine, specifically for the controlled steel shot, glass or ceramic bead peening of blade aerofoils and similar parts from aeroengines and other gas turbines, for fatigue life enhancement. It can also be used for precision abrasive blasting applications requiring the selective processing of complex components. The machine achieves production rates of up to 120 components an hour and has been designed for use by a single operator working within a manufacturing cell or dedicated engine repair and overhaul facility. Special features have been included to minimize noise, prevent the escape of peenmg media and dust, and simplify operator involvement. No special machine operator training is necessary, beyond straightforward machine familiarization. The parts to be peened are precisely retained in purpose[1]designed polyurethane masks which locate, grip and mask the area to be processed. These can be loaded in a cassette to streamline batch production. AU processing parameters, peening duration, media flow rate and pressure, are easily adjusted via a reliable PLC and its associated controls, which are mounted on a user-friendly console. Audible and visual alarms notify the operator when the process is complete. Peening media is recovered and recycled automatically and continuously during the process via an in-cycle regrading system. This ensures that only good quality media is reused, in order to maintain process integrity and consistency. There is also the option of in-cycle peening media size-and-shape classification. The Ventus 150 AXT machine is robustly constructed, incorporates special acoustic materials to minimize noise and a high performance dust collector with after-filtration optimizes dust collector performance and minimizes dust emission.

Originally designed for Rolls Royce for the production of turbine blades, it would be equally suited for Medical or aerospace applications.


  • Dust free Airblast technology for batch processing.
  • Approx. Ø 1,000mm turntable. integral roll-In/Out including (18) stations indexing.
  • Each station (approx): 170mm x 100mm
  • Loading track (approx): 1100mm long
  • Maximum Load (approx): 250kg
  • Six blast nozzles with lateral and vertical movement.
  • Approximately 1100mm x 1100mm automatic fortress locking loading door
  • Fortress locking maintenance door.
  • Size Of chamber (approx): 1500mm x 1250mm x 1250mm
  • Siemens hand operation console with actuator.
  • Wheelabrator electrical cabinet with Siemens HMI controller.
  • Hand free pump control.
  • Sump water capacity (approx): 60 Litres
  • Weight of machine 3250kg
  • Barcode Scanner with interface to DCIB.


  • Repair and remanufacture.
  • Peening.
  • Preparation for bonding and plating.
  • Cosmetic finishing.
  • Nuclear decontamination.
  • Mould and die cleaning.
  • General component cleaning.

Former Rolls Royce Machinery

This plant is one of several machines acquired during Rolls Royce's reorganisation.
Their worldwide reputation for quality is reflected in the machinery and maintenance of their manufacturing plant.
Many of these machines include features that are necessary for the manufacture and servicing of high quality engine components
but can provide a benefit to any industry.


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