What is sandblasting, why so many names like abrasive blast, glass bead blasting? Cyclone Manufacturing Abrasive Blast Cabinets.

What is Sandblasting?

What is sandblasting?

Sandblasting is a familiar term, but is also an outdated term. The "sand" in the name is what was once used in blasting equipment. The abrasive nature of the sand was used in equipment to perform the work. IMPORTANT: It was found that silica, a mineral, was discovered in sand used by many to sandblast. You may see the terms sandblaster, sandblast cabinet, or sand blast cabinet on our site - but Cyclone absolutely DOES NOT RECOMMEND the use of any silica based product (sand) in any abrasive cabinet. Call us today: 269-782-9670 to talk about what abrasives can be used. We supply a wide range for almost any abrasive blast need.

Exposure to this mineral causes severe or fatal damage to lung tissue. DO NOT ever use silica sand in abrasive blast equipment.

Abrasive Blasting - A Better Name

Better known as abrasive blasting, the process is also known by many other names. Some people refer to these blast cabinets as glass bead blasters or garnet blasters. You can see the confusion. We can help. Cyclone Manufacturing has been around a long time and we have experience in all areas and applications of abrasive blasting. Abrasive blast cabinets are known as bead blasting cabinets, abrasive blast cabinets and is often spelled in various ways: media blasting, sandblast, sand blast, abrasive blasting, the list goes on. However you refer to it, we can help you with an application that suits your purpose. Just remember, be careful, read the instructions on any equipment, and contact us if you have questions! Your safety is important to us, but your safety is ultimately up to you! There are various types of abrasive blasters, abrasive blast cabinets, pressure pot blaster, and stand-alone siphon fed sandblast guns.

Siphon Fed Abrasive Blasters

Siphon fed abrasive blasters work by their namesake. Air, from a compressor, passes over an orifice that creates suction within the sandblast gun. That difference in pressure creates a vacuum that draws up the sandblast abrasive and forces it out the nozzle. This process is very efficient for removing undesirable matter from a desirable underlying surface. An example is preparing a car door's surface for painting. A abrasive blaster has the potential to remove old surface paint, surface rust, and then leave the metal ready for finishing touches!

Pressure Pot Blasters

Pressure abrasive blasters differ significantly from siphon fed abrasive blasters. Rather than a siphon action on the abrasive media, direct pressure is forced from a specially designed (and certified) steel tank and pushes the media out the nozzle. The resulting impact on the material quickly removes undesired material. Pressure abrasive-blasting, from Cyclone, is available in a portable model and one that is capable of integrating with a abrasive blast cabinet.

Abrasive Blast Hazards | Sandblast Safety

Combining pressure and projectiles is inherently dangerous and users should always refer to their instruction manual and use all necessary safety measures. It is always up to the end user to understand the dangers and take responsibility when using any abrasive blaster.

The Cyclone Abrasive Blast Cabinet Difference

We manufacture and stand behind our media blasting equipment and supplies and want our customers to be happy. Be wary with cheaper units which are more prone to leaks and are unstable because of poor construction. Cyclone Manufacturing's media blast cabinets and dust collectors, are constructed from steel and welded and sealed. Lesser models succumb easier to leaking and expose the work environment to dust and debris.
Trust Cyclone with your project and you won't be disappointed. We are a company based in the USA, employ local families, and warranty our work.