Replacing A Blast Machine With A Shot Peening System

Over the years, Precision Finishing Inc. has provided equipment and subcontract services for a premier heat treater in eastern Pennsylvania. Recently, the facility needed a replacement for an older, inefficient blast machine that was experiencing maintenance issues. The production supervisor, reached out to Precision to discuss the upgrades for this machinery.

Initially, Precision found a used machine through its network of contacts. However, upon more consultation with the customer, it was apparent that a future need for shot peening would be required. The used machine did not have shot peening capabilities. Precision Finishing recommended a Clemco BNP Pressure machine. This type of machine would be able to triple the production of the older machine and shot peen parts in the future.

Clemco 65 Machine
Clemco BNP 65 Pressure Blast Cabinet
For tough cleaning jobs, pressure blasting delivers higher abrasive velocity for greater impact intensity, compared to suction blasting, and can increase your production rate by as much as 300 percent.

The production supervisor was invited to run sample parts in the Clemco direct pressure machine at the Precision Finishing facility in Quakertown, PA. The sample processing provided a process that was much more efficient, cleaner, and achieved the desired finish for the parts.

The customer authorized the purchase, and within a few weeks, the machine installation and operator training were complete. By changing the type of machine from suction to direct pressure, the customer has enjoyed a much higher production rate of blasted parts. The payback in labor costs was much quicker than expected.

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