Vixen Surface Treatments has produced a considerable number of special custom build wet blasting machines within the Aquablast range.
Customers often come to Vixen with specific requirements that they need in a wet blasting machine. Vixen’s expert design engineers work with customers to formulate plans for a special build cabinet.
During Vixen’s years of operation, it has produced numerous custom build wet blasting machines, meeting varied specifications along the way. For instance, it has produced manual blast cabinets several metres long and with power drive turntables.
Vixen has also produced numerous automated machines with manipulated gun movement, synchronised to turntable speeds and movement through PLC programming.
Automated machines are controlled by a H.M.I (human machine interface unit) which enables the operator to control the machine functions and parameters via a touch sensitive panel.
The radial arm machine is designed to automatically blast clean due to automated rotation of the turntable and blast guns. The component is rotated on the turntable while the blast guns move from side to side with a sweeping blast effect.
The vertical arm machine automatically blast cleans due to automated rotation of the turntable and vertical movement of the blast guns. The component is rotated on the turntable while the blast guns move in an up and down motion. Vertical arm machines are ideal for cylindrical shapes, as one gun blasts the internal wall and the other is able to blast the external wall.
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