SAND BLASTING, ICE JETTING AND PELLET BLASTING
Abrasive media blasting, using compressed air or other means, propels abrasives at high velocity to the surface that requires cleaning, de-coating or roughening. In addition to sand, other types of abrasive blasting grit are used, such as scoria, glass beads, silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, steel, plastic media, nutshells, sodium bicarbonate, ice crystals, or CO2 pellets and more.
Media blasting methods rely on abrasion and kinetic energy as well as thermal shock in the case of CO2 pellets / dry ice with a very low media temperature of -78.9°C.
LASER SURFACE PREPARATION – AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD
- Uses no media or chemicals – eliminates blast media expense
- Green technology – no secondary waste to dispose
- Nothing to clean-up – leaves no residues using a point source suction system
- Low operating costs
- Virtually maintenance-free
- High reliability with 24/7 operation
- Easy to operate
- Fast set-up
- Gentle & precise cleaning
- Easy to automate
- High repeatability
- Available with process monitoring