Robo Aqua Blast

VIXEN HAS LAUNCHED AN EXCLUSIVE AUTOMATED WETBLASTING MACHINE COMPLETE WITH A ROBOTIC BLASTING ARM – THE ROBO AQUA BLAST.

The Robo Aqua Blast uses Vixen’s wetblasting technology to simultaneously blast and wash components with a fully integrated seven axis robot arm in a controlled environment. This revolutionary new machine is designed to maintain a consistent finish on components and speed up application times in a busy workplace.

The robotic arm is particularly effective at creating a consistent high standard of finishing on parts in the blast chamber, and can repeat processes with extreme accuracy (up to 1mm). The machine is controlled via a teach pendant and touch screen HMI, and has the ability to store hundreds of programs in its internal memory.

The auto-load facility allows the operator to easily load and unload the machine with minimal manual handling, which is particularly useful with difficult to handle components on a larger scale.

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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WETBLASTING OVER DRY BLASTING?

Wetblasting produces a finer finish than dry blasting and is ideal for the cleaning of more delicate components. The Aquablast machines use a water and abrasive slurry to simultaneously blast and degrease which prevents impregnation of media onto the component. One of the major advantages of wetblasting is that it is a dust free process.

 

DO I NEED THE AQUABLAST TO BE CONNECTED TO A WATER SUPPLY OR SITED NEAR A DRAIN?

The machine can be supplied with a closed loop rinse system where the water used for the windscreen wash and rinsing after blasting is simply recycled and filtered in a sedimentation tank sited at the rear of the machine. Periodically this sedimentation tank needs emptying (usually once per week) and refilling with clean water.

 

WHAT IS THE LOAD CAPACITY OF AN AQUABLAST?

The Aquablast’s standard load capacities are: Aquablast 915 – 80-100 kg, Aquablast 1215 – 250 kg and an Aquablast 1515 – 250 kg. Vixen can also design an Aquablast machine for customers who require a larger load capacity. As well as this, trollies are also available to ease loading of larger parts and can be decided upon after further consultations with one of Vixen’s sales engineers.

 

WHERE CAN I GET SPARE PARTS OR MEDIA FOR MY AQUABLAST CABINET?

Vixen can supply all additional spare parts to the customer. Once a customer has purchased a machine, they will be allocated an account handler who is available to give advice and support on parts and consumables.

 

WHAT DOES THE AQUABLAST NEED TO OPERATE?

The Aquablast machine requires 3 phase or single phase electrics and a compressed air supply to operate. If the Aquablast machine uses an open loop, it will also require a water supply.

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