The Mechanical Loading Recovery System is the ideal solution for extremely large abrasive blast rooms with limited budgets, or for maximizing productivity in facilities where excavation is not permitted. Abrasive residues must be loaded mechanically into discharge hopper in order to be recovered by the system. It is a high-efficiency system that is inexpensive to implement and maintain since it has few mechanical components.
This recovery system can handle all types of abrasives available on the market today, including heavy media such as aluminum oxide, steel shot, and steel grit. With media recovery capacity of over 3,300 lb. per hour, this system is designed for maximizing operator productivity while simplifying room cleaning after blasting operations.
ISTblast offers various types of recovery floors that can be adapted to your production space and budget. When excavation is not permitted or room is oversized to allow blasting of very large parts, implementing in-floor recovery system can be costly or technically impossible. While manual-shoveling recovery systems exist, they require enormous operator effort, and may result in productivity loss or even injuries.
For these reasons, the Mechanical Loading Recovery System allows operator to use mechanical loader (“Bobcat”) to load residual abrasives from recovery pit. We manufacture a complete line of Recovery Systems to accommodate sandblasting facility constraints, and these systems are compatible with our equipment, with other manufacturers’ equipment, and even with self-made facilities. Good abrasive-recovery systems respect the 3R fundamentals: recover, recycle and reuse.
Recycling abrasives allows the user to achieve substantial savings in abrasive consumption while protecting the environment from harmful sandblast dust. Although the cost of steel shot is about 10 times higher than non-recyclable media, steel shot abrasives can be recycled and reused up to 100 times compared to only once with standard media. Not only does it make sense environmentally – it is also far more economical to recycle your abrasive.
Non-recyclable sandblasting abrasives are not expensive to purchase but can only be used for one sandblasting cycle. Because of their fragile molecular structure, they deteriorate quickly while generating harmful residual dust and substantially reducing operator visibility.
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