New products available for surface preparation
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Several new products have been introduced recently. The latest technologies available on the market are designed to make surface preparation easier, more effective, or even hands-free.
Clemco Industries, Washington, Mo., has introduced the Alpha 1 autonomous blasting robot by Sabre. The robotic system is built to provide blasting services in complex environments, removing human operators from workspaces that may be difficult or dangerous to access.
Spartan Blasting Systems, Durham, Calif., has introduced the Universal Blasting Station. This system is designed to be compatible with multiple brands and pot sizes, and is intended to save blasters time and money by eliminating the need to repeatedly refill the pot.
The Fonon Corp., Orlando, Fla., now offers CleanTech by Laser Photonics, a line of laser systems for cleaning and surface preparation. These systems offer a nonabrasive solution for paint, epoxy, rust, corrosion, and anodizing removal.
Blastrac NA, Oklahoma City, Okla., recently introduced the 18DM Shot Blaster, a new portable, lightweight shotblasting system that can prepare, strip, clean, and profile in one step.
Barton, Glen Falls, N.Y., has introduced the MG1 line, a medium fine garnet abrasive. The material is designed for new construction applications where thin coatings, mill scale, and light rust are to be removed without using a deep anchor pattern.
Jetstream, Houston, Tex., is now offering the FX Tornado spinner gun, a new gun for high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure waterblasting. The gun allows the nozzle to spin while maintaining maximum force.