VIXEN Aquablast® 1515

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Designed by Vixen to simultaneously degrease and blast multiple components. Vapor Blasting Equipment for Large Components.

 

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SKU: vixen-1515

Description

The VIXEN Aquablast® 1515 Wet Blasting Machine is top-of-the-range amongst the standard Aquablast® products.

This machine is the largest of our standard wet blasting models and is more suitable for degreasing and blasting larger components with a maximum turntable of 1m.

 

VIXEN Aquablast® 1515  can also be fitted with many optional extras for two-person operation including fitted tumbler barrels, double foot pedals (see below photos) and much more.

The process cleans by flow to produce a ‘soft’ finish, while eliminating impact. With water acting as a lubricant, media impregnation is avoided and the life of the blast media consequently extended.

The dust-free process is as follows:

  • The water/media slurry is contained within the wet blasting cabinet sump
  • Delivery of the slurry to the manual blast nozzle is via a glandless polyurethane pump and associated hoses located inside the wet blasting machine
  • Compressed air is added at the blast nozzle to accelerate the slurry and provide the cleaning effect
  • After contact with the component, the slurry then drains back into the sump creating a re-circulating system
  • Fine broken down media and other contaminants are fed via an overflow to a sedimentation filter located at the rear of the wet blasting machine.

Machine featured contains an automated mini barrel on door.

 

VIXEN Aquablast® 1515 Features:

  • Dust-free process
  • Blast and degrease
  • Cleans by flow
  • ‘Soft’ finish appearance
  • Longer media life
  • 100% stainless steel
  • Large side door
  • Rubber lining
  • Windscreen wiper
  • Tungsten Carbide nozzle

 

VIXEN Aquablast® 1515 Optional extras:

Trolley and turntable with external loading

Where heavy items are to be processed it is often easier to load these items externally to the blast cabinet using an overhead crane or perhaps a fork lift truck. Vixen offer this facility on all the Aquablast range with standard and special load capacities where required. The turntable can be moved outside of the chamber, loaded and wheeled back in. In some cases where needed, the turntables can be linked to an electric drive inside the cabinet for operator ease.

Fixed turntable inside blast chamber

Turntables are a very popular option. A fixed turntable inside the machine enables easy manoeuvrability of the components to be blasted. These turntables can also be electrically gear-driven if required, but in most cases can be manipulated by hand with loads of up to 50kg.

Automatic media concentration monitor

Where the integrity of the abrasive is critical and the concentration must be absolutely constant, it is often easier to use the media concentration monitor which enables the operator to check the abrasive mix periodically by simply pressing a button.

Closed loop system

Vixen’s closed loop system allows the machine to operate without the need of a mains water supply or drain nearby. This system is a large sedimentation filter unit that filters the liquid sufficiently and uses a heavy-duty air operated diaphragm pump to recycle water for the rinse gun and window wash.

The closed loop sedimentation tank is supplied with a series of Vixen designed containers which have an overlap feature. These are Vixen’s tooling and are fitted with weirs to allow water to cascade from one container to allow fine particles of debris or broken abrasive to settle in the containers. These containers can easily be removed for cleaning individually and make maintenance of the closed loop system quick and easy.

Free standing hydro cyclone

This item comes complete on a stainless steel frame and is very light it can easily be lifted into the cabinet. Once inside the cabinet, a bucket is placed under the cyclone and the blast gun is connected to the cyclone. The operator simply depresses the foot pedal and the abrasive begins filling the bucket which enables easy emptying of the machine of abrasive.

Fixed blast gun holder

With small components it is often easier for the gun to be locked into a holder and the operator simply manipulates the small part in the blast stream.

Wet cyclonic media clarification

The wet cyclones are designed to automatically remove broken down abrasive and sediment from the blasting process. These are normally specified where the blasting process is critical such as aerospace applications. The benefits of the wet cyclone are that any spent abrasive is removed and the finish integrity does not deteriorate in any way as the abrasive remains consistent.

Free standing hydro cyclone

This item comes complete on a stainless steel frame and is very light it can easily be lifted into the cabinet. Once inside the cabinet, a bucket is placed under the cyclone and the blast gun is connected to the cyclone. The operator simply depresses the foot pedal and the abrasive begins filling the bucket which enables easy emptying of the machine of abrasive.

Fixed blast gun holder

With small components it is often easier for the gun to be locked into a holder and the operator simply manipulates the small part in the blast stream.

Wet cyclonic media clarification

The wet cyclones are designed to automatically remove broken down abrasive and sediment from the blasting process. These are normally specified where the blasting process is critical such as aerospace applications. The benefits of the wet cyclone are that any spent abrasive is removed and the finish integrity does not deteriorate in any way as the abrasive remains consistent.

 

VIXEN Aquablast® in action!

Additional information

Dimensions 1350 × 1500 × 1023 cm

2 reviews for VIXEN Aquablast® 1515

  1. Aerotron Composites Cambridgeshire, UK

    We couldn’t speak highly enough of Vixen! The Aquablast machine gives us a huge saving in terms of the amount of time it takes us to abrade parts, compared to hand-abrasion. It’s a lot more efficient, more accurate and meets the demanding specifications – with a great deal of ease and a lot more consistency.

  2. Autonomous Technology Perth, Australia

    Our goal is to provide the best service and highest possible repetitive quality to its customers. So we needed a machine that would run for a lifetime. This is why we chose Vixen – their systems are second to none compared to other machines we researched. The Aquablast range really is an industrial system with all the features one would expect for the investment and more.

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