Prep offers a range of semi-automatic and automatic blast systems from
Zero Products. The BNP A200 shown provides precise, repeatable automated
blast cleaning, surface finishing, deburring and peening within the reach
of small to mid-size manufacturers and machining centers. The A200
shares many features with Zero's custom-engineered automated systems--indexing
turntable, rotating satellites, automatic blow-off and fingertip process
controls for cycle timer and parts rotation.
The A200 has six low-profile
satellites and generous 12" X 16" door openings to accommodate a wide array
of parts. Each satellite supports up to 25 lbs., including the part
being blasted and the fixture to hold it in place. Adjustable mounts
allow the automatic blast guns to be set at the appropriate angle and distance
for the part being blasted.
Unlike special-purpose machines
designed to clean just one or two types of parts, the A200 can switch quickly
from cleaning one part to another. Changing fixtures and repositioning
blast guns takes just a few minutes. The A200's great flexibility
allows a manufacturer to spread the cost of a system across several products.
The standard A200 comes configured
for either two-station or single-station indexing. Two-station indexing
puts two parts in each of the blast, blow-off and load positions.
Single-station indexing allows multi-step blasting, such as inside and
out or top and bottom.