Cube Aquablast®

VIXEN’S CUBE AQUABLAST®  IS THE IDEAL MACHINE TO FIT SEAMLESSLY INTO A BUSY WORKPLACE OR PRODUCTION LINE, DUE TO THE CUBIC SHAPE AND DOUBLE GUILLOTINE DOORS.
 
The Cube Aquablast®  uses Vixen’s wetblasting technology like the standard Aquablast® , but the guillotine door opening along with the fixed internal and external rails makes the machine easier to load and blast components that are passed through a production line. The rail conveyor system that is also fitted on this machine allows larger or heavier components to be loaded in and out of the machine freely and easily.
All of the controls for the Cube Aquablast®  are located on the sloping panel above the large viewing window for ease of operator use. The machine is also available in the three standard Aquablast®  sizes; the 915, 1215 and 1515. Alternatively, Vixen is able to modify the machine to meet the customer’s specification and requirements.
 
  • Dust free process
  • Blast & Degrease
  • Cleans by flow
  • 'Soft' finish appearance
  • Longer media life
  • 100% stainless steel
  • Large side door
  • Rubber lining
  • Windscreen wiper
  • Tungsten Carbide nozzle
  • Machine pictured is fitted with a double cyclone system to separate good media from fines and spent abrasive
  • Machine pictured is fitted with a heated rinse tank underneath
  • High pressure rinse guns
Height: 1050mmWidth: 1215mmDepth: 1180mm

Trolley and turntable with external loading

Trolley and turntable with external loading

Where heavy items are to be processed it is often easier to load these items external to the blast cabinet using an overhead crane or perhaps a fork lift truck. Vixen offer this facility on all the Aquablast range with standard and special load capacities where required. The turntable can be moved outside of the chamber, loaded and wheeled back in. In some cases where needed the turntables can be linked to an electric drive inside the cabinet for operator ease.

Free standing Hydro cyclone

Free standing Hydro cyclone

This item comes complete on a stainless steel frame and being very light it can easily be lifted into the cabinet. Once inside the cabinet a bucket is placed under the cyclone and the blast gun is connected to the cyclone. The operator simply depresses the foot pedal and the abrasive begins filling the bucket which enables easy emptying of the machine of abrasive.

Fixed Turntable inside blast chamber

Fixed Turntable inside blast chamber

Turntables are a very popular option. A fixed turntable inside the machine enables easy manoeuvrability of the components to be blasted. These turntables can also be electrically gear driven if required, but in most cases can be manipulated by hand with loads of up to 50kg.

Fixed blast gun holder

Fixed blast gun holder

With small components it is often easier for the gun to be locked into a holder and the operator simply manipulates the small part in the blast stream.

Automatic media concentration monitor

Automatic media concentration monitor

Where the integrity of the abrasive is critical and the concentration must be absolutely constant, it is often easier to use the media concentration monitor which enables the operator to check the abrasive mix periodically by simply pressing a button.

Wet Cyclonic media clarification

Wet Cyclonic media clarification

The wet cyclones are designed to automatically remove broken down abrasive and sediment from the blasting process. These are normally specified where the blasting process is critical such as aerospace applications. The benefits of the wet cyclone are that any spent abrasive is removed and the finish integrity does not deteriorate in any way as the abrasive remains consistent.

WHERE CAN I GET SPARE PARTS FOR THE CABINET?

Vixen can supply all the spare parts for their machines direct to the customer. Once you have purchased a machine from Vixen you will be assigned an internal aftersales contact who is available to give you advice on spares and consumables. We also offer service contracts on all our machines ranging from twice yearly to monthly visits.

 

I CAN’T SEE A MACHINE SUITABLE/LARGE ENOUGH FOR THE PARTS I NEED TO PROCESS, CAN YOU HELP?

Vixen offer a full custom build service. Whether your application requires small alterations to a standard machine or a full turnkey CAD drawing proposal, Vixen have a solution to your problem at a price you can afford. Contact our sales department who will be able to advise further.

 

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.

 

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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