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Optimill invests in new blast cabinet

Posted on 16 Jul 2020 and read 589 times
Optimill invests in new blast cabinetLancashire-based Optimill Ltd, a leading designer and manufacturer of CNC machinined components, has invested in a Guyson Euroblast 6SF suction-fed blast cabinet supplied by Barnoldswick-based Guyson International, a leading UK industrial finishing equipment specialist.

The blast cabinet is used to deliver a uniform surface finish on Optimill's range of customised classic car machined components by removing any machining marks and producing a bead blast finish to enhance the surface topography of the parts prior to anodising.

The company’s old existing blast cabinet had suffered from several operational problems, so Stephen Coates, Optimill’s managing director turned to local company Guyson International for a replacement.

The Euroblast 6SF blast cabinet is from Guyson’s premier industrial quality range and delivers exceptional component access, with doors opening to the front, top and side. It also facilitates easy loading of components into an internal blast chamber with dimensions of 1,050 x 740 x 880mm.

The cabinet itself comes equipped with large armhole sleeves for greater operator reach and a full width foot pedal for blast gun operation. An adjustable gun support arm allows the operator to manipulate the component under the blast gun instead of around the component and parts can then be cleaned down with the trigger operated airwash gun for post blast removal of residual media/dust.

GuysonAny larger pieces of debris removed by blasting are captured by the heavy duty perforated steel floor and a secondary perforated steel floor in hopper captures smaller pieces of debris, thus reducing blockages in the blast hose/blast gun.

The blast unit was specified with a Guyson C400 dust collector, a highly efficient unit for filtering out and collecting the dust laden air from the blast cabinet using a single cartridge filter.

The heavier extracted particles being deflected downwards towards the collection bin, the lighter particles are captured on the surface of the filter.

Mr Coates said: “The new cabinet is a great improvement over the previous one and delivers a great consistent surface finish which improves our subsequent component anodising process.”