Aquablast® 915

Designed by Vixen to simultaneously degrease and blast multiple components

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Customers find the Aquablast 915 to be an excellent entry-level wet blasting machine.

The process cleans by flow, and not impact, producing a 'soft' finish. The water acts as a lubricant, avoiding media impregnation and also extending the life of the blast media. The typical process is as follows:

  • The water/media slurry is contained within the wet blasting cabinet sump.
  • Delivery of the slurry to the manual blast nozzle is via a glandless polyurethane pump and associated hoses located inside the wet blasting machine.
  • Compressed air is added at the blast nozzle to accelerate the slurry and create the cleaning effect.
  • After contact with the component, the slurry then drains back into the sump creating a re-circulating system.
  • Fine broken down media and other contaminants are fed via an overflow to a sedimentation filter located at the rear of the wet blasting machine.

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Aquablast 915

Testimonials

Since introducing the Aquablast, time has been cut to just 2 ½ man hours, and has removed the need for cleaning as a separate operation, prior to surface finishing. An additional benefit is that the finish is now consistent and controllable, and anyone of our staff can use it. We have time and control back in our hands. The process has also removed sore and cut fingers! We would highly recommend Vixen’s Aquablast.
Bill Redman
Redman Engineering, UK
The Aquablast 915 is an amazing machine that provides a cleaning and finish on metals and plastics that we use in the restoration of cars and motorcycles that can't be replicated with other machines. It reduces the process from days with chemicals to hours with solvents, and we can't wait to buy another machine!
Kevin McDiarmid
Managing Director, Vaporblast Canada
  • 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
  • Fitted with decant valve to remove water with minimal media loss
  • Width - 915mm
  • Depth - 720mm
  • Height - 873mm

Trolley and turntable with external loading

Trolley turntableWhere heavy items are to be processed it is often easier to load these items externally 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.

Fixed turntable inside blast chamber

Fixed turntableTurntables 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.

Automatic media concentration monitor

Media concentration monitorWhere 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.

Closed loop system

Closed loop bucketVixen’s closed loop system allows the machine to operate without the need of a mains water supply or drain nearby. This system is a large sedimentation filter unit that filters the liquid sufficiently and uses a heavy-duty air operated diaphragm pump to recycle water for the rinse gun and window wash.

The closed loop sedimentation tank is supplied with a series of Vixen designed containers which have an overlap feature. These are Vixen’s tooling and are fitted with weirs to allow water to cascade from one container to allow fine particles of debris or broken abrasive to settle in the containers. These containers can easily be removed for cleaning individually and make maintenance of the closed loop system quick and easy.

Free standing hydro cyclone

Free standing hydrocloneThis item comes complete on a stainless steel frame and is 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 blast gun holder

Fixed blast gun holderWith 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.

Wet cyclonic media clarification

Wet cyclonic media clarificationThe 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.

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