A new line of Sponge-Jet Feed Unit™ equipment and other products now make the entire blast process more reliable, productive and as safe as ever. The recent launch expands customer options like never before. The new products are designed to fit specific needs - for example production requirements, mobility requirements, unique environments and varied budgets. The largest Sponge-Jet product launch ever includes four new Feed Unit™ delivery systems, multiple configurations of Robotica™ Internal pipe and tank blaster, the B-VAC Pro™ 4 integrated system as well as a new expanded range of SaberBlast™ nozzles for maximizing productivity. These long awaited products continue the company’s legacy of durable, reliable and meaningful workhorse products that meet the needs of professionals who work in the most challenging environments on the planet. The new lineup of equipment and accessories, with links to learn more about each new product follows:
New Streamlined, Contractor-Grade 170-CG Feed Unit
Maximize value, budget and abrasive velocity compared to other Sponge-Jet models. The new contractor-grade Feed Unit simplifies design and component complexity by eliminating optional accessories like blast pressure regulation – allowing for the most uncompromised flow of air pressure in the new line. Choose the new 170-CG to blast fast on a budget. For more information, click here.
New All Purpose 170-SJ Feed Unit
Balance is well achieved in the new 170-SJ Feed Unit with equal emphasis on size for mobility, blasting time for productivity, components for versatility and cost for solid return on investment. Enhanced portability and protection of the system in more challenging marine and industrial environments as well as the capability to conduct hardcore abrading and profiling or sensitive substrate cleaning and restoration. For more information, click here.
New 170-EX Feed Unit; For Blasting in Flammable Environments
The need to blast on offshore platforms, in refineries or in other potentially flammable environments prompted the creation of this all-star – the ATEX-certified 170-EX Feed Unit. Built with the same balance of size for mobility, blasting time for productivity, components for versatility, the 170-EX offers an extensive grounding network (from air supply to blaster) and a non-sparking stainless steel-based frame. The unit, combined with the blasting of low rebound Sponge Media™ abrasives, provides the ultimate in safety, which no other abrasive manufacturers can claim. For more information, click here.
New Industrial 470-SJ Feed Unit
Industrial-grade productivity is what sets the new 470-SJ Feed Unit from others in its class. With nearly the same mobility and an exhaustive list of accessories, the extended blast-time (up to 140 minutes) makes the unit most valuable for large industrial projects. The benefits of reducing downtime by accelerating blasting and painting operations are now combined with less frequent stops to reload the Feed Unit 470-SJ – the combination is hard to beat. For more information, click here.
New Robotica™ Pipe, Tube and Tank Blaster
Bring the high-quality surface preparation and abrasive handling benefits Sponge-Jet users expect to larger diameter extended length pipes, tubes and tanks. Blasting with low density, recyclable Sponge Media™ abrasives extend the time between clean-up and handling, and also achieves the deep cleaning results and/or profiling to any abrasive specification. Reduce pipe, tube and tank downtime by using one of many rotary blasting, Robotica™ systems. For more information, click here.
New #12 SaberBlast™ Nozzle; Sponge-Jet’s Biggest Production-punch and Blast Pattern
Users of SaberBlast nozzles around the world are already realizing increased production rates – given no other changes of equipment. Sponge-Jet’s latest nozzle release now extends to the new #12 (18mm 3/4in) nozzle. This nozzle packs the larges pattern of any nozzle produced by Sponge-Jet and is designed for high-production, low-pressure sweep blasting or large historic restoration and/or cleaning projects. With enough air-volume, this SaberBlast nozzle is a production powerhouse. For more information, click here.
Gorilla™ Nozzle Light; Add New Light on Productivity and Safety
The new Gorilla light stands alone in the marketplace to offer bright, consistent, shadow-free lighting from the blast nozzle to the substrate - and beyond. Super-illumination of the substrate is one thing, but not obstructing the blaster’s view is another that is addressed in this nozzle-hugging patent-pending design; hands down - the new Gorilla Nozzle light is the most productive and quality-oriented blast light on the market. For more information, click here.
New B-VAC™ Pro 4; Complete Integration of the Blast Process at its Most Mobile
Originally designed for the largest military ships where space is limited and quick redeployment can be costly, B-VAC Pro integrated systems have found their way to manufacturing floors throughout the world as an in-process, total surface preparation solution. The new B-VAC Pro 4 builds upon success and now includes the capacity and fittings of the new 470-SJ Feed Unit. Don’t just go mobile… go integrated mobility with the B-VAC Pro 4. For more information, click here.
If you are one of many around the world employing the use of Sponge-Jet technology - or considering its use for the first time, these new products can deliver more than just a high-quality prepared substrate. They can make the blast environment less disruptive to other trades and ongoing processes; more productive by accelerating blasting and painting operations and make the workplace and local environment a safer place.
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