From metal machining to the loving restoration of classic autos, micro-abrasive blasting offers precision and control for exacting projects. For lab technicians, manufacturers, and craft enthusiasts alike, blasting provides a powerful yet practical option. And with portable abrasive blasting equipment, you get a flexible and cost-effective solution right at the job site.
For example, in manufacturing, factory managers temporarily or permanently add portable abrasive blasting equipment to rapidly increase productivity. Or portable equipment can serve as a backup to the primary blast room in the event of downtime.
Portable blasting equipment enables operators to efficiently tackle challenging off-site projects. Instead of hauling large or fragile components to the blast room, for example, operators can easily take the portable equipment to the location of the project.
For companies just getting started with abrasive blasting, the portable equipment enables a rapid return on their investment. Instead of waiting for a large blast room to be built, they can invest a smaller amount on portable abrasive blasting equipment and do the work right away.
Portable Abrasive Blasting Delivers On-Site Performance
Portable abrasive blasting equipment performs all the tasks of fixed blasting units, from deburring, polishing, and drilling to surface preparation. But they deliver additional advantages, including:
- Ease of Use – Place the portable abrasive blasting equipment wherever it’s needed, moving the units as work progresses for optimal positioning.
- Increased Competitiveness– When you provide the option to travel to the job site, customers who lack the ability to transport their projects to a blasting shop become excellent prospects.
- Cost Reductions – Deliver the blasting equipment right to your site, whether that’s an aircraft hangar to a materials lab or a studio. This often reduces costs by removing the need to dismantle and move large components to the blasting shop.
Extend the Life of Your Blasting Equipment
With suitable care, you can extend the life of your portable abrasive blasting equipment for decades. When the powder and nozzle are compatible, the blaster will deliver optimal results. Always use quality abrasive powders, double-screened and tested for purity, keeping them dry and protected.
You may also want to follow a program of preventative maintenance. This includes cleaning and maintaining the blast nozzles regularly and replacing them when necessary. Also check the pinch valve, looking for a powder buildup that might require removal. Additionally, check all components regularly for wear, including hoses, valves, piping, and pipe fittings.
Inspect the equipment daily for cracks, air leaks, holes, or other damage. Also, check the compressor tank weekly for condensation, especially in areas of high humidity. Moisture in the abrasive powder or the air lines may cause damage or poor performance.
Portable Abrasive Blasting Equipment and Support
Airbrasive offers a variety of portable blasting units, work chambers, nozzles, and dust collectors, to address a wide range of blasting needs. Notching 67 years in the business, we provide micro-abrasive blasting solutions to both professionals and hobbyists.
You can also depend on our selection of high-quality abrasive powders, designed specifically for use with micro-abrasive blasting units. And we back all our products with an experienced support team, dedicated to providing the best solutions for total customer satisfaction.