Centrifugal Wheel Blast
Sometimes referred to as airless abrasive blasting.
Wheel Blasting is an operation that uses a wheel with centrifugal force to propel the abrasives against the parts. The wheel spins at 3,600 RPM. At this high velocity it becomes a very efficient blasting operation with quick time cycles. This type of airless blasting utilizes metallic abrasives such as steel shot, steel grit, stainless steel shot and grit and cut-wire which come in a variety of hardness levels.
The advantage of wheel blasting is its speed of cleaning and the ability to efficiently blast large components. It is also cost-effective in that it does not require compressed air to operate. Which becomes a factor when blasting a large component which would require multiple air blast guns.
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Abrasive blasting requires abrasives or what is commonly referred to as ‘media.’
Here are several factors to consider when choosing the media
- Is the application removing, compressing or profiling your sub straight
- What is the material of the part or surface being blasted
- Production output
Heat treat scale removal requires different abrasive and equipment than pool tile cleaning or graffiti removal, for instance.