Production of chrome nickel components, Ostwestfalen, Germany

Instruction in practically-oriented process control, wetting test with water

Another user of the blasting system from East Westphalia produces components of chrome nickel steel for pneumatic transport systems. Through the blasting process, the surfaces are provided with the desired finish through matting.
The peening process was massively disrupted by residues from drawing oils from the punching and deep drawing process, in spite of a preceding washing and drying process.
Sticky and lumpy blasting media clogged up even the locks in the blasting media inflow to the blasting wheels. The air separator, in interaction with the filter unit, was not in a position anymore to clean the operating mixture and to keep the grain range homogeneous at levels of 0.3 - 0.6 mm. The blasting pattern was not homogeneous any more and had a greasy, dirty appearance. Adhesive blasting media residues in the peened sections have to be post-cleaned.
Also here, one is able to improve the process with the help of the PantaTec method.

Manual addition of the additive in normal operation

Employees of PantaTec had initially investigated the existng operating conditions. 
Initially, some important corrections to the system had to be made, for example the proper function of the storage flap on the separator and the setting of the required flow speed of the air in the separator. Afterwards, vaccination of the blasting machine was carried out. The bad situation was able to be improved rapidly and selectively by this supplementing of the blasting process by using the additive ULTIMATE. Already one hour after the very easy vaccination of the machine, the blasting medium was free flowing again and not sticky anymore. The blasting pattern stabilised and achieved the desired cleaning degree and/or the desired finish again.