Automated Jetair

THE JETAIR AUTOMATED INDEXER IS THE IDEAL MACHINE FOR DRY BLASTING CLEANING OR TREATING COMPONENTS THAT ARE HIGHLY FRAGILE OR VERY AWKWARD TO TUMBLE. COMPONENTS ARE PROCESSED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER PARTS OR MOVING MACHINERY.

Components can be loaded and unloaded to and from the machine by a pneumatic pick and place unit, which is available as an optional extra. This pick and place unit is situated at the front of the machine within easy reach of the entry and exit openings. The Jetair Automated Indexer comprises a circular web carrying independently rotating heads (typically 6, 8 or 12 stations) to which a jig or tool holder attaches.

As each satellite station indexes around the machine it is rotated/manipulated by a gear drive at variable speed through 360 degree revolutions in front of a series of adjustable blast guns. The stations are individually designed to hold the components in exactly the right positions while they are being blasted, ensuring that the correct coverage is achieved every time. The Jetair Automated Indexer can be operated with a wide range of blast media.

The Jetair Automated Indexer is an incredible piece of abrasive blast cleaning machinery from Vixen. Undoubtedly, it is one of its best dry blast cleaning cabinets and is very popular with customers.

  • Fully-automatic
  • Optional integration to robot/pick and place unit
  • Cyclone media separation
  • Rugged construction with gear-driven satellites (no belts etc.)
  • PLC-controlled
  • Time efficient

WHAT SORT OF EXTRACTION IS SUPPLIED AS STANDARD/DO I NEED FOR A JETAIR CABINET?

The Jetair blast cabinets are fitted as standard with twin cartridge integral dust extraction. Depending on whether the machine is a suction or pressure system and what media is being used we may recommend you upgrade to a separate extraction unit, perhaps with a media cyclone reclamator. Our sales team will be able to advise the best extraction for your application.

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER A SUCTION SYSTEM?

With a pressure blast system the media is stored in the pressure vessel rather than the hopper (suction system). When the foot pedal is depressed the vessel is pressurised and the media is forced up to the blast gun via a media mixture control valve and a heavy duty blast hose. Pressure blasting can increase speed by up to 4 times that of a standard suction system.

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