by Alicia Guarasci Alicia Guarasci

Supercharger Wet Blasting Success

Wet Blasting Success

Before

After

super charger before
super charger after

Terry Hopkins (Blast & Wash System’s President) spoke to me about an automotive rebuild shop that he had visited. Terry knew that the wetblast process is an excellent way to clean, peen and shine aluminum parts. After discussing the project with Terry we both felt that we should put-our-best-foot-forward which in this case meant getting some parts into my lab for blasting.

Parts arrived a few weeks later. There was a combination of aluminum parts including a turbo charger and super charger parts. We asked the customer to send the parts as disassembled without any pre-cleaning. The beauty of the wetblast process over dry is as follows.

  • Precleaning is not necessary. Wetblast cleans and filters oil and scum whereas a dry blast machine would plug up very quickly.
  • The wetblast process is much more consistent over dry. The slurry fed to the blast gun is blended so well that you eliminate the “hot spot” streaks that you often see in dry blast
  • No more airborne dust all over your shop!!!!

The parts were all done in less than five minutes each. The scum just made its way out to the closed loop rinse system where it was filtered. The blasted surface is “peened” so no more fingerprints or oil stains. Any oil or contamination will just wipe right off. Nine times out of ten the parts are much better than from the factory.

Written by Rick Paul from wetblasting.com

For additional information, please feel free to Contact Us.

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by Alicia Guarasci Alicia Guarasci

Jay Leno’s Garage – Wet Blasting Vapor Honing

Wet Blasting by Vapor Honing Technologies

           Wet Blasting is by far the fastest growing technology for cleaning metal parts.  Blast & Wash Systems is a distributor of wet blasting equipment manufactured by Vapor Honing Technologies.  This technology uses water and 173-25 mesh glass beads at 100PSI pressure and ambient temperature to clean dirty and greasy metal parts without harming plastic, rubber, or brass during the process. When pieces with rubber were put into the Vapor Honing unit the small writing on the rubber was still in perfect condition.

           Vapor Honing was privileged with the opportunity to share their technology with Jay Leno on his popular TV show “Jay Leno’s Garage”.  A foot pedal is used to operate this piece of equipment, therefore, Jay Leno made the comment that “if you can play piano you can work this”. Jay Leno cleaned parts from his 1930 Brough Superior SS100 with the Vapor Blasting technology and said his parts looked almost brand new. The small spaces he once had to try to clean with q-tips were now more thoroughly cleaned with ease.

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Watch the video by Jay Leno’s Garage below:

For any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

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by Alicia Guarasci Alicia Guarasci

EASTEC 2019 | Blast & Wash Systems

EASTEC

Blast & Wash Systems will be an exhibitor at EASTEC, New England’s premier manufacturing exposition, returns May 14-16, 2019. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive.

It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits. It’s clear why so many business owners, engineers, designers, production managers and purchasing executives attend EASTEC to keep their operations current. EASTEC brings human ingenuity and manufacturing brilliance together. Make sure it’s part of your strategy and reserve the dates on your calendar! We have the biggest finishing booth – #5509!

Equipment we will showcase at EASTEC 2019:

Robotic Wet Blasting

Watch parts being wet blasted with automated robotics by Vapor Honing Technologies.

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2×4 Downdraft Table

Clean air workstation – equipped with walls, top and light.

Blast-It-All Hand Cabinet

Air blast parts with plastic media at the show!

Spray Cabinets

JenFab Cleaning Systems

Cabinet style wash system – wash,rinse & dry

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Wet Downdraft Table

Best stainless steel wet dd table that meets NFPA regulations for combustible dust metal grinding.

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Diversitech Fred Jr

Best fume/smoke capture velocity in the industry!

Benchtop Wet Blasting

On display for jobs needing a small footprint.

ScandMist Oil Mist Collection System

Best technology for capturing oil mist for high speed CNC equipment.

Spinner Hanger Blast

2 blast chambers for high productivity – use aluminum,plastic, zinc, stainless steel or carbon steel abrasive.

1 ½ cube Tumble Blast

On display for jobs needing a small footprint.

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If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

2018 Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show

Blast & Wash Systems will be exhibiting in the 2018 Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show on Thursday, September 27 at the Champlain Valley Expo Center, Essex Junction, VT. We will be located in booths 614, 616.

We’ll have blast, vibratory and air filtration equipment at the show.

Equipment in the booth included a Blast it All  industrial siphon blast cabinet with dust bag, Giant Finishing’s mini vibratory bowl and Diversitech’s  dry 2’ x 4’ downdraft table designed for 110V. Visitors to the booth included Aerospace Alloys, Alpha Q Inc, New England Plasma, Manufacturing Solutions Inc, Bell Flight, Revision Military, Global Foundries, GE Aviation, FDC Composites, Marmen Inc, Strum Ruger, Fab-Tech, Aero Montreal, and Lockheed Martin.

2018 Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show

Blast & Wash Systems will be exhibiting in the 2018 Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show on Thursday, September 27

Blast & Wash Systems will be exhibiting in the
2018 Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show on Thursday, September 27

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

Press Release – Blast & Wash Systems Partners with Force Automation, Inc.

Press Release – Blast & Wash Systems Partners with Force Automation, Inc.

Press Release – July 9th, 2018

Blast & Wash Systems announced today a partnership with Force Automation, Inc. in providing robotic integration for industrial parts finishing.

Terry Hopkins, President of Blast & Wash Systems, commented on the partnership:

“We have found a natural synergy with Force Automation, Inc. They work in many of the same industries that we serve. They’ve build systems to robotically automate parts finishing for the aerospace, medical and metal foundry industries.

With this partnership, we now offer the next level of manufacturing…… robotic deburring, grinding, drilling, sanding, blasting and a host of finishing operations.

Over the past 2 years we have experienced a significant interest in integrating robots with the finishing equipment we offer. This is a trend that is accelerating as manufacturers look for greater throughput, reduce repetitive finishing functions, and keep finishing departments lean.”

Blast & Wash Systems is a sales distribution corporation providing industrial equipment, abrasives, and services to the marketplace. Equipment includes blast equipment, parts washers, industrial air filtration systems, ovens, inline finishing systems, paint booths, vibratory systems, blast rooms and solvent recovery systems.

Press Release

Press Release

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

Winner of the Golden Fred Award

The Golden Fred Award

Blast & Wash Systems is proud to be the recipient of the 2016-17 Golden Fred Award by DiversiTech Industrial Air Filtration Equipment in recognition of our sales exceeding $250k! 

Golden Fred

Please Contact Us at Blast & Wash Systems about your industrial air filtration needs.

Our coverage includes Rochester, Elmira, Buffalo, & Syracuse NY; Springfield, Worcester & Boston MA; Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, & York, PA; Manchester, Laconia & Exeter, NH; Portland, Westbrook, ME; Hartford, Danbury, & Waterbury, CT; Cleveland, Akron & Columbus, OH… and more!

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

Press Release – Blast & Wash Systems doubles distribution territory

Press Release – Blast & Wash Systems doubles distribution territory

February 15, 2017 ….

Blast & Wash Systems is expanding its distribution territory/geographical coverage; added an engineering corporate partner and hired a senior management professional.

Blast & Wash Systems based in New York State has distribution coverage throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. With added personnel, we are now expanding into parts of the Midwest and mid-Atlantic States.

As of January 2017, Blast & Wash Systems partnered with Optimation Industrial Services out of Rochester, NY to offer engineering services and equipment integration to our product line.

With the expansion, Mel Nye will be joining us to become the National Sales Manager of Blast & Wash Systems. Mel is a seasoned professional with 35 years of manufacturing experience.

Mel has spent the past 10 years in senior management for the largest parts washer manufacturer in the country. His role within this organization included managing sales teams, managing distribution companies, service groups, and manufacturing facilities.

Blast & Wash Systems is a sales distribution corporation providing industrial equipment, abrasives and services to the marketplace. Equipment includes blast equipment, parts washers, industrial air filtration systems, ovens, inline finishing systems, paint booths, vibratory systems, blast rooms and abrasive supplies.

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

Blast It All ITT-30

Blast It All ITT-30

30 Indexing Turn Table. New Equipment

Standard equipment with custom designs… energy efficient impact blasting…in-line capability. Designed for applications such as cleaning castings, forgings, structural steel, and heat treated parts, BLAST-IT-ALL systems give the finish needed and may be programmed to be tied in with existing controls or designed as part of any automated system with its own control unit.

Blast It All ITT-30

This new model is a dual room abrasive machine. One side is a blast room, the other is a blow-off room. This is a high end piece of equipment designed for continuous operation.

Blast It All ITT-30
Cabinet view from front. Dual side-by-side blast rooms.

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Notice the viewing window on the right side.

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Operator’s control panel. Solid state logic boards.

Blast It All ITT-30
Reclaim hose and rear panel.

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Interior equipment. Easy replacement and maintenance.

Blast It All ITT-30

Blast It All ITT-30

Blast It All ITT-30

Blast It All ITT-30

Blast It All ITT-30

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

EASTEC 2017 | Blast & Wash Systems

Blast & Wash Systems will be an exhibitor at EASTEC, New England’s premier manufacturing exposition, returns May 16-18, 2017. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive.

It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits. It’s clear why so many business owners, engineers, designers, production managers and purchasing executives attend EASTEC to keep their operations current. EASTEC brings human ingenuity and manufacturing brilliance together. Make sure it’s part of your strategy and reserve the dates on your calendar!

Learn more & register for free at http://easteconline.com/

Blast & Wash Systems will be showcasing the largest finishing equipment booth at EASTEC 2017, featuring nine pieces of equipment on display & for sale.

Demo the following:

Gibson 3 Cube Tumble Wheel Blaster

These rugged machines automate cleaning, peening, deburring, profiling, finishing and many other surface-conditioning tasks on a vast range of parts.

Gibson Tumble Wheel Blaster

WX-1200 Wet Dust Collector

Dust collection with a wet dust collector designed to meet NFPA regulations

Diversitech Wet Dust Collection

Portable Fume and Debris Mini Vac

Protect employees from toxic welding fumes

Diversitech Mini Vac

MINI Monsoon Wet Downdraft

Best stainless steel wet downdraft table that meets NFPA regulations for Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium and other explosive dust

Diversitech Mini Monsoon

Auto Fume Extractor

Watch the auto extractor follow the welder’s arc for total smoke extraction

Diversitech Fred Jr. Auto Tracking Fume Extractor

Air Blast Cabinet with Reclaimer

Air Blast parts with aluminum and plastic media at the show!

Bring your parts and we’ll blast em!

Also on display:

  • Parts washer cabinet style – wash, rinse, and dry. 
  • Rotary drum wash for high volume CNC parts and fasteners. 
  • Solvent Recovery Equipment – eliminate solvent disposal costs! CBG Bio
Blast & Wash Systems offers the right equipment for manufacturers to solve part finishing problems. Armed with over 20 major manufacturers of finishing equipment we bring the best solutions like no other! Our team has 80 combined years of manufacturing experience. 
We are happy to announce that our coverage has expanded nationwide! Whatever your finishing need, and now no matter where, Blast & Wash can provide you with the solution. 

Reserve a time slot to visit Booth 5513

Blast & Wash Systems offers automated finishing equipment to:

  • Reduce labor costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Work in lean manufacturing cells
  • Give better value finishing systems
  • Integration of engineering and automated finishing equipment

by Terry Hopkins Terry Hopkins

Aquablast®915 Designed by Vixen

Aquablast® 915

The Aquablast® 915 wet blasting machine is designed by Vixen to simultaneously de-grease and blast multiple components. Customers find this to be an excellent entry-level wet blasting machine.
Aquablast

The process cleans by flow, and not impact, producing a ‘soft’ finish. The water acts as a lubricant, avoiding media impregnation and also extending the life of the blast media. The typical 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 create 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.

For additional information or questions, please feel free to Contact Us!