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Frequently asked questions

Canablast’s surface treatment systems, designed for non-stop blasting, will increase production rates since automated blasting is faster and more efficient than manual methods. A Canablast system enables you to perform multiple tasks, ranging from blending surface flaws to removing foreign matter, such as carbon from pistons, without affecting tolerances.

Modular design, including many standard factory options, lets you select a system that’s just right for you without paying for features and accessories you don’t need. Canablast also gives you the choice of a suction or pressure blast system. By simply varying air pressure and blast media, you can clean or peen and do a lot more in between.

Blasting eliminates the environmental hazards associated with chemical finishing because most modem blast media are non-caustic and non-toxic. Plus, Canablast systems put the emphasis on safety in mechanical ways with these features: blasting interlocks on cabinet doors, rounded comers on safety-glass viewing windows and guards on sharp floor edges, just to list a few.


Suction type cabinets

Diagram Cabinet Succion

For most applications, an economical suction type cabinet is all you need for maintenance and light duty jobs. Compressed air released by the operator’s pedal or gun trigger, rushes to the gun and creates a “vacuum” which in turn draws the abrasive and expels it on your work piece. Media is then returned to the reclaimer to be cleaned and dust is exhausted to the dust bag.

This system operates with lightweight reclaimable abrasive such as glass beads or aluminum oxide. If the cabinet is used to operate on a medium production basis (averaging more than one hour per day) we recommended a high-performance dust collector to achieve the best results.

Pressure type cabinets

Diagram Cabinet Pression

Specially designed to increase productivity, the pressure type cabinet will give you fast results with tough jobs and hard-to-reach areas. Each Canablast pressure type cabinet 1.3 cubic foot pressure vessel that forces media through the blasting hose and the tungsten carbide nozzle.

After impact on the work piece, the abrasive (glass beads, aluminum oxide or other light weight reclaimable media) is transferred to the reclaimer, which separates reusable media while dust is exhausted into the collector. High performance dust collectors are standard with all Canablast pressure type cabinets.

Dessin Cabinet FAQ

A. Dust Collector

Features an energy-saving air-filtration system that captures 99% of all particles one micron or larger. Fan is mounted on dust collector rather than reclaimer to prevent abrasive wear to the fan housing and impeller. Cartridge-type dust collectors, offering improved efficiency and durability are also available (available in 600, 900 and 1200 CFM models)

B. Tunable Reclaimers

Can be adjusted to control media size. Externally adjustable tuning band requires no tools and controls the size of media extracted from the blast media. Screen prevents oversized particles from causing clogging and an easy access door permits quick filling.

C. Pressure Vessel (Pressure systems)

One-point-three (1.3) cubic-foot pressure vessel minimizes refilling time and seals automatically for fast, easy startup. Construction is ASME approved.

D. Doors

Rigid, dual-panel doors stand up to abrasives and seal more tightly than single-panel doors. Flush construction minimizes media spillage when the door is opened.

E. Safety-Door Switch

Prevents accidental blasting when doors are open. Complies with OSHA (USA) requirements.

F. Self-Adjusting Door Latch

Assures continued tight sealing as door gasket ages.

G. Pneumatic Controls

Simple, pneumatic controls deliver greater reliability than electric controls employing limit switches and solenoids that often stick and burn.

H. Foot Treadle

Wide foot treadle enables operation with either foot.

I. Window

Large safety glass window can be changed in a few seconds without tools. Equipped with standard interchangeable safety film to protect the original window.

J. Lighting

Recessed lighting compartment also creates an air stream across the viewing window to reduce dust buildup and improve visibility

K. Cartridge

Cartridge-type dust collectors available, offering improved efficiency and durability.