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Using compressed air, these machines create a flurry of soda that is propelled toward the surface to be treated. Read More…

Soda Blasting Equipment Soda blasting equipment is a specific type of media blasting apparatus that uses pressurized streams of sodium bicarbonate to clean or otherwise resurface industrial parts, products and components.
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Hartland, WI  |  800-854-0030

Our sandblast equipment is designed to handle a wide variety of applications and we use manufacturing methods that guarantee these machines will stand the test of time.

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Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. $$$

South Elgin, IL  |  708-345-5300

We have decades of experience in the finishing industry and we specialize in aqueous washing, abrasive blasting, vibratory finishing, polishing and buffing.

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Great Lakes Finishing Equipment $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  800-341-0043

Midvale Industries is your one-stop source for all of your part finishing needs. From wheel blast finishing to vibratory deburring, steel abrasives to wheat starch, we stock a full line of what you need to get the job done. Our knowledgeable sales force is ready to assist you with solutions.

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Midvale Industries, Inc. $$$

Norcross, GA  |  770-246-9883

Innovative Peening Systems provides shot peening and abrasive blasting equipment manufacture. We offer custom blasting machines, designed to your specifications. Innovative Peening Systems also can rebuild industrial machinery and offer total automation.

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Innovative Peening Systems, Inc. $$$

Saratoga Springs, NY  |  800-228-7894

Designers and builders of industrial cabinet-blast machinery, including manual, semi-automatic and fully automated air-blast systems, standard and custom-engineered wet blasting machines, wheel-blast machines, shot peening systems, robotic blast systems and precision surface preparation systems.

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Guyson Corporation of USA $$$

Coopersville, MI  |  800-727-2442

Surface Blasting Systems specializes in designing and building blasting equipment to meet the individual customer's needs. We listen to your exact requirements and determine the best solution, whether suction, pressure or a wheel blaster, and then we make it as durable as possible.

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Surface Blasting Systems, LLC $$$
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The resulting pressurized stream can be adjusted to accomplish a variety of tasks such as removing coatings, roughening smooth surfaces, smoothing rough surfaces, etching, carving, degreasing, deburring, peening, deflashing and descaling equipment and parts made of metal, wood, plastic and glass.

An increasingly popular alternative to harsher blasting media, soda blasters can be used on both industrial and delicate components ranging from ship hulls to printed circuit boards. The versatility of these machines allow their use in a number of industries including the automotive, shipbuilding, construction, agriculture, industrial cleaning and processing, aerospace, decorative design, woodworking and glass industries.

In addition to ships and circuit boards, soda blasting is used to resurface and clean large and small elements including nuts, bolts, decorative glass, engine components, bridges, aircraft, heat exchangers and building components. Soda blasting has many benefits over traditional sandblasting including reduced heat waste and significantly reduced risk of substrate pitting.

Similar in design to bead blasters, soda blasting machines all have the same basic elements. An air compressor is connected to a power source as well as a hopper or vessel containing the abrasive soda bicarbonate. Although this material is actually of a white crystalline structure, it is used in a powdered form for blasting.

Hoses of varying length connect the hopper to a gun-like nozzle. Pulling a trigger or pressing a switch pushes or pulls air through the closed system creating a vacuum which pulls the abrasive grit through the tubing and out of the nozzle in a high pressure stream directed towards the substrate to be cleaned or resurfaced. Though this is a general explanation, specific machines will vary and should be considered in relation to the intended goals of the process.

The material of the substrate should be carefully considered with regards to flow rate and blast pressure to ensure it is not damaged by the abrasive process. As sodium bicarbonate is not a very abrasive substance, damage is unlikely. This substance, more commonly known as baking soda, is extremely friable and undergoes micro fragmentation on impact resulting in minimal byproduct production. Additionally, soda blasting is FDA approved as the substance is non-toxic, non-flammable, non-hazardous and water-soluble, making it an environmentally safe option.

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