Here at RS Treatments, we specialise in the manufacture and supply of high quality surface treatment and shot blasting machinery. We offer an extensive range of dry and wet blasting cabinets. At our disposal, we have a workshop equipped with the best production tools available!
We can provide you with a high quality Dry and Wet Blast cabinets. We have 3 different sized models of dry blast cabinets, 2 sizes of Cyclone system machines and now five models of wet blast machines consisting of 3 R range machines and 2 S range machines. If you are unsure, we can help you decide which cabinet would best suit your desired application. We can also design bespoke machinery – tailored to suit your needs!
With over 30 years of combined experience in fabrication and design, our production team always work to the highest standard and our workmanship is second to none! We believe that you deserve to buy the best and we strive to supply you with the best!
At RS Treatments we believe in quality. Therefore we use the best components available to provide you with the quality and reliability that you deserve.
However, our service doesn’t end when you purchase one of our cabinets. We believe in looking after our customers, and also offer a comprehensive service contract to keep your machine in tip top condition. We have a dedicated team on standby should you need to call an engineer out. Our engineers have the ability to keep any blast machine working, or even to have it perform to a standard higher than it was intended to!
If you have any enquires don’t hesitate to call a member of our team on 01609 258080.
Alternatively, use our contact form and we can arrange a meeting to discuss your needs and even carry out a demonstration of our machines.
RS Treatments Ltd – The only manufacturer and supplier you need for shot blasting machines, blasting cabinets or surface treatment equipment!
WHAT IS BLASTING?
WHAT IS DRY BLASTING?
Dry blasting is the process where compressed air propels small spherical or angular particles at a part. The blast media type, shape, size, density and hardness along with media propulsion and volume, combined with distance from the work piece, angle of impact and time cycles are important factors to take into consideration. Blasting equipment delivers, reclaims, and contains the media, contains the workpiece for blasting, and provides extraction of the dust produced.
How does the dry blast process work?
Compressed air propels a media mix at speed to impact on the workpiece. A pressure regulator controls the pressure of the air. Adjusting the regulator alters the speed of media delivery. Media blasting in an RS Treatments cabinet is most effective at pressure between 60 – 100 psi.
There are two types of dry blast media production, suction and pressure fed blasting. Suction blasting involves compressed air connected directly to the delivery gun, and media pulled through by the Venturi effect. In pressure fed blasting, there is also a pressure pot connected to the hopper. This fills with compressed air and media that is in turn forced through 5 – 10 feet of delivery hose and produced at the gun with a greater force. The RS Treatments range uses the suction delivery process, although we also offer an optional upgrade to the pressure fed system.
WHAT IS WET BLASTING?
Similarly to dry blasting, wet blasting uses an abrasive media and compressed air. However, unlike the dry blast process, the wet blast process uses a third element – liquid. We have found that the use of a liquid undoubtedly enhances the level of finish. Other advantages of the wet blast process are: degreasing the work piece, producing no dust, and giving a smoother, more consistent finish.
We have found that lubrication of the abrasive particles in a stream of water produces a uniform flow across the surface. This advantageously causes less damage to the work piece, and the abrasive action is consistent across the whole surface. We have also found that users have a much greater level of control over their surface finish as a result.
The water and media mixture is stored within the cabinet’s sump. This mixture then travels to the blast nozzle via a glandless polyurethane pump, submerged in the sump of the cabinet, and driven by an external electric motor. Compressed air joins the media mix at the gun, which accelerates the mixture to provide an effective blast.