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PowerKing SBC1 Blasting Cabinet


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Introduction

PowerKing SBC1 Blasting Cabinet
Simon using the Blasting Cabinet

The Blasting cabinet can be used with various media for cleaning up metals, it's kept under the rear stairs. At the moment we have crushed glass and soda media.

The blasting cabinet works by using a stream of high pressure air to carry one of several types of grit out of the nozzle to abrade the work. Suitable air pressures are in the range of 3-6 bar. To operate it connect up the air line (to the small silver port at the bottom right) and connect a vacuum to the larger white port top right, and 5V power to the light connection back-left. Fill the sump of the blaster with at least 50mm depth of a suitable grit and place your work inside and close the lid. You can use the collar on the vacuum fitting to adjust it so that it's preventing dust from leaking out but not sucking the lid down too hard. WEAR A DUST MASK! the blasting process WILL put a lot of dust into the air and that dust is hazardous and can cause long-term health issues. It's normally a idea to use the downstairs air cleaner too. Point the gun at the work from a distance of 50-150mm and pull the trigger. The closer to the work and the higher the pressure that you select the more aggressive the material removal will be. DO NOT POINT THE GUN AT ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY - It can very rapidly remove material, including skin and eyes if it gets anywhere near them. When you're finished return the blasting media to it's containers and clean the cabinet carefully.

Media Type Good for? Stock
Crushed glass Rust removal, cleaning of steel, rapid material remove of aluminium alloys 25Kg
Soda Gentle cleaning of aluminium alloys, clogs the vent filter in the cabinet very fast 5Kg
Steel shot Surface finishing of materials and rust removal None
Garnet grit Etching of very hard materials such as hardened steel and glass None

Current Status

Date Status Comment
21st October 2018 Functional


Planned Upgrades

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future


PowerKing SBC1 Blasting Cabinet

Maintainers

These are the people who look after and repair the blasting cabinet, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes
Steve-R

Recent Changes

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