Radial Arm Aquablast

The Aquablast Radial Arm is designed to blast clean parts with the automated rotation of the turntable and blast guns

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This automated machine is controlled by a touch screen human machine interface unit (HMI) which enables the operator to control the machines functions.

Components are rotated on the turntable while the blast guns move side to side in a sweeping motion. The machine also features a recipe of options through the PLC programming. This controls the speed of the turntable and the movement of the blast guns, allowing for different finishes on the components. 

The Radial Arm option is available on our Aquablast® range and can include extras such as the trolley for external loading (see optional extras). This is ideal for heavy items.

The turntable can be moved outside of the chamber, loaded and wheeled back in.

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Radial Arm Aquablast
  • Automated machines synchronised to turntable speeds and movement through PLC programming
  • Touch screen human machine interface unit (HMI) to control the machines functions
  • Vixen Surface Treatments are a market leader in the manufacture of quality wet blasting machines, dry blasting cleaning cabinets and degreasing & phosphating equipment. We are always happy to hear your ideas and our design team can help bring this to life

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. Read more

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.

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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The machine’s capability is now the main focus of the business. Before we invested in Vixen’s Aquablast machine we used to finish the components using hard labour and elbow grease, whereas now, the absolute ease of use of this machine saves so much time during the process.
Peter Berendt
The Aqua Blast Shop, Australia

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