Alpha-Blasters Media Blast Cabinets
"Sandblasting" parts is an effective method for stripping parts of hard-to-remove finishes. The simple combination of abrasive media and air makes one of the most efficient strippers available. Aluminum oxide (alox), glass bead, soda, and walnut shells are some of the more common media's used.
If there is a lot of rust removal in your future, you will get a lot of mileage out of an Alpha-Blaster media blasting cabinet. We've gone to great lengths to eliminates the mess typically associated with abrasive blasting. Made in a variety of sizes to fit your needs, these blasting cabinets come with our 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee, and will give your shop the ability to have proper surface preparation so that you can stand apart from the typical powder coating or paint shop.
Alpha-Blasters Abrasive Media Blasting Cabinets
If your projects involve lots parts that need to be absolute
clean of all rust and paint, your shop is going to need a blasting
cabinet. In fact, any DIY mechanic or professional body shop who
regularly needs to strip metal parts clean should have a media blasting
cabinet. By placing springs, suspension parts, valve covers, transmission cases, and other
parts into a cabinet system, you can fully media blast them without
taking up a lot of space. Furthermore, our in-house designed, integrated dust collection and abrasive reclamation systems virtually eliminate the mess and allow
you reuse your blasting media, saving money and clean-up time!
We strive to give our customers the best, most innovative blast cabinets available today.
|SuperCube (the main structure of our cabinets) - One of our goals is to build a blast cabinet that will last you a lifetime (or two). How do we do this? Well, it all starts with using
3"x3"x.25" steel square tubing for all SuperCubes. Corners are fully TIG welded to give us the strongest joint possible. This gives us an
extremely solid, robust framework to build all additional components on. Some call it overkill...we call it bulletproof.|
Outer Shell - We use 10-gauge (.134") steel sheeting for all of
our blast cabinets - that's over twice as thick as other cabinets
available on the market today. This is an industry-leading plate thickness
which ensures a solid, trouble-free shell so you never have to worry
about wearing through it with the media you're using. Because of the
thickness of the shell, our booths do weigh more than others out there,
but they are worth their weight in gold!
2200 CFM integrated dust collection and media separation - We set out to develop a quiet, efficient dust collection and media separation cabinet which seamlessly integrates with any of our blast cabinets. Our passive media separation happens inside the cabinet (just on the other side of the dust collector) - no more scooping good media back into a cabinet..it just stays in there, right where it belongs.
Our dust collection filters down to 3 microns (.003 inch)...with both an inexpensive pre-filter (which cost about $6 each) and an incredibly efficient main filter, you're assured that the air outside the cabinet stays clean, while also allowing for the main filter to stay cleaner for longer periods of time (usually 6+ months!). We utilize 2HP motors and ultra-efficient impellers which are on the clean-air side of the filtration so that there aren't any issues with premature motor failure. The vertical collector attaches to the side of the booth, and removal of collected dust and/or filters takes a matter of seconds so that you can keep your maintenance and down-time to a minimum.
Fully welded seams - We fully weld our panel-to-SuperCube seams with our in-house built pulse-line-welding station. What this
means for you is that our cabinet seams are clean and incredibly strong - something traditional
MIG welding just can't achieve. We're able to precisely control the application of heat applied to the weld to ensure perfect results every time.
Yeah, it takes longer to do it right, but all good things take a bit more time to
Colors!! - Hey, we're a full-service powder coating shop, too. So whatever color you're wanting your new blast cabinet to be is never a problem. We utilize powders from Prismatic Powders, Cardinal Industrial Finishes, PPG, and others. Single-stage colors are never an additional charge, so feel free to let us know what color you're wanting for your new blast cabinet and we'll happily oblige. Start looking now, because there are over 6,500 color options to choose from out there! Also, the inside of all of our cabinets is powder coated white - we chose white so that we can maximize the visibility offered by our LED lighting.
LED panel lighting - Light has notoriously been problematic in blast cabinets. Poor lighting means that you can't see what you're blasting, and that's never good for achieving a stellar result. We've taken our lighting to the next level with top and side LED panels. Our smallest booths (like the 35x35x42) have three 2,100 lumen LED panels!! That's 6,300 lumen of incredible light. And if that's not enough for you, we have an optional front-glass mounted dual-LED light strip which packs an incredible 3,000 lumen in a 1" wide package!
Mag-Lock door closures (Patent Pending) with safety switch - We're fully committed to your safety, so we've integrated MagLocks into our doors. These locks provide 700 pounds of holding power to ensure that the doors can't inadvertently open during operation. Just turn the cabinet on and flip the "Door Switch" to "On". Once the door(s) close, the cabinet comes to life! Air is allowed to pressurize pots, or allow suction to be generated from a siphon feed cabinet. When you're done blasting, flip the "Door Switch" switch to "Off", and the doors are allowed to open. If any issues occur while operating the cabinet, and the door(s) do open, we've integrated a safety interlock switch which will immediately disable all blast and house air to the booth, while leaving the dust collector and lighting fully functional.