When shopping for a Vapor Blaster, it’s critical to know the following:
Our Vapor Blasters use A LOT LESS media and Hold Tight than the machines made in Texas, go faster, and do not need to be refilled as frequently – our machines may cost more up front (depending on size), but quickly give you a pay back with media and labor savings, not to mention less waste and clean up time.
Here is a quick chart which compares our EqoQuip® EQs to the “industrial-grade” DB series of machines
|Media Usage per hour||150 lbs/hr||2000 lbs||250 lbs/hr|
|Media Usage per 8 hour day||1200 lbs||2000 lbs||2000 lbs|
|Media Usage per 40 hour work week||6000 lbs||10000 lbs||10000 lbs|
|Total Run Time between fills||3.5 hours||3 hours||6 hours|
|Total fills per 8 hour day||3x / day||3x / day||2x / day|
|Media Capacity*||550 lbs||750 lbs||1500 lbs|
|Water Usage per hour||15 gals||25 gals||25 gals|
|Hold Tight Usage per hour||15 oz/hr||35 oz/hr||32 oz/hr|
|On Board H20 Tank and Pump?||Yes||No||No|
|How often add water each 8-hour shift?||1x / day||3x / day||2x / day|
*Recycled Bottle Glass (other media can be used too)
Important Features We Offer
Not all Vapor Blasters are created equal – we are proud to offer “Best in Class” equipment, and have many customers who have rented other systems and tell us their experience with our equipment was better – here’s why:
INTEGRATED WATER PUMP
The pump used is engineered for our Vapor Blast systems – other OEM’s use no pump or one that’s off the shelf and not designed for vapor blasting environments. The Texas-born Dustless Blasters have no pump OR water tank – this means each time you fill their tank with abrasive you also have to fill it manually with water and Hold Tight. Have you ever tried to lift a 5-gallon pail of water, over and over again? And don’t forget the amount of time it takes to fill the pail each time.
Our EQs model comes with a garden hose connection allowing for a continuous supply of water – no refilling required throughout the day. Working in a remote area? No problem – our equipment can also draw water out of a water tote or check out our H2O To Go accessory.
EASE OF CLEAN OUT
Have you ever seen what it takes to empty a “Texas-born” Dustless Blaster? They actually recommend just blasting out the leftover media if you are in a hurry (that gets expensive and messy very quickly!), and if you have more time then you need to disassemble the bottom valve assembly using tools (very time consuming).
Our systems use a simple clamp on the bottom of the vessel that can be undone with no tools. This is critical – in today’s world of blasting, no two jobs are the same. Although today you may have only needed to use crushed glass, tomorrow’s job may require something harder like Jet-Mag. The EQs unit has the ability to quickly empty the vessel and easily contain the slurry mixture as it drains out.
TANK LINING AND EXTERIOR PROTECTION
You would expect all OEM’s to coat the inside of the vessel, especially since it is in constant contact with water and abrasive. Well………..believe it or not, some don’t. Our machines use an advanced 2 coat system that fully protects your investment inside and out, ensuring a long life and low maintenance operation.
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
We have many stories of when our equipment performed better than others – if you are in the market for dustless blasting system, make sure you talk to us first as we can help you make an informed decision and ensure you invest your money wisely and do not have any “post-sale” regrets.
We have been in business since 1984 – our focus is “all things blasting” and helping our customers whenever they need it.
Please contact us now for further information and pricing.