INCREASED PRODUCTUVITY & REDUCED LABOR COSTS
AUTOMATIC SHOT BLASTING
The VSB Range is one of the most automated shot blasting machines available. Reduce labor costs and increase your productivity with automatic functionalities in the targeting turbines, batching products and profiles, brush height adjustment, and outfeed to further distribution through the production line. Automated in- and outfeeds require very little manual intervention or supervision from your operator.
Automatic batching and spacing adjustmentsThe VSB automatically groups profiles and/or products to produce optimal shot blasting results. With automatic infeed and batching, your operator doesn’t have to intervene with spacing the profiles before shot blasting, because the system automatically moves the profiles to their proper position and spacing.
Automatic brush height positioningBlasting grit is removed after shot blasting by a brush automatically positioned to the correct height above the material. The VSB automatically detects the height based on the profiles and positions the brush at the proper height for improved blasting grit removal.
Automatic abrasive refillTo prevent shutting down the shot blasting machine for refilling the abrasive container, a separate abrasive container can be placed next to the shot blaster which can automatically be refilled without disturbing the blasting process. A sensor in the main container gives a signal to start the transfer of abrasive between the containers, which saves your operator a lot of time.
Frequency controlled turbines and abrasive to blast thin platesTo blast plates down to 4 mm (5/32”) thickness some adjustments have to be made to the machines to prevent bending of the thin plate inside the machine. The abrasive valve has to be controlled to limit the abrasive flow and the turbines are fitted with frequency controllers to lower the speed of the turbines.
FEATURES AND PROCESSES
Shot blasting is the process of cleaning the surface of steel profiles and plates before being painted or welded. Shot blasting removes metal oxide, mill scale and other contaminants from the steel surface, which is necessary for reliable adhesion of primer or paint to the steel. Instead of getting your steel surface optimally finished in a manual, time-consuming way, Voortman can bring automatic shot blasting to your production facility with the VSB Range.
INTEGRATION WITH YOUR SHOP
Complete surface treatment line
Voortman offers a complete surface treatment line that prepares your products for storage and/or further processing. The VP Primer and VSB Shot blaster can be placed back-to-back to save time, costs and handling space requirements in your production facility. The surface treatment line can be placed at the beginning or end of a Voortman processing line depending on the line’s purpose and goal, workshop layout and steel conditions.
If necessary, a pre-heater and drying tunnel can be added to the surface treatment line. Depending on your output requirements and the size of the profiles, a surface treatment line can be chosen to match. The line is completely autonomous with automatic infeed and outfeed, allowing your operators to focus on feeding and unloading the system.
|Voortman VP Range|
|Entrance dimensions mm||1.600 x 600||1.600 x 600||2.600 x 600|
|Plate width mm||1.500||1.500||2.600 x 600|
|Profiles mm||1.000 x 300||1.000 x 300||1.000 x 300|
|Turbine diameter mm||380||380||380|
|Power per turbine kW||15||15||15|
|Blasting speed m/min||1,3 – 1,8||1,3 – 2,9||1,3 – 1,8|