The Smartline basket blaster is completely self-contained and features a removable rotating load basket to tumble parts as they are being blasted from the bottom of the heat-treated steel basket. It features a gravity reclaim system and an integral bag type dust collector, and the blast wheel is center-fed and has three blades, similar to other center abrasive-fed wheels. The basket is 20 inches in diameter by 27 inches long, offering a maximum capacity of 224 pounds. Basket Blaster motors included: blast wheel, abrasive screw and shaker, requiring 230 or 460V/3PH/60HZ utilities. A skewer system adaptation is available for low-production quantities, where relatively large parts can be affixed and rotated for complete overall cleaning. Applications include automotive part rebuilders, maintenance shops, fabricators of small parts, machine shops and many more applications.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey