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Apollo Dual Induction Wet Blasting Equipment

Updated: Apr 27

What’s the difference between pressure blast systems and apollo dual induction technology?

 

The Apollo Blasting System is the world’s first non-pressurized hopper, commercial abrasive blasting system. Apollo Blast Systems are “push” type/positive pressure fed blast systems, unlike “suction” or venturi blast systems.


Abrasive velocity is similar to pressure blast performance, although a 30% increase in blast profile size is achieved through Apollo vortex abrasive entrainment, resulting in vastly improved blasting speeds, due to increased efficiency!


Apollo blasting systems convey abrasive media at speed to the cobra blast nozzle, then “entrain” abrasive media within a vortex into high velocity compressed air, where supersonic velocity is achieved using interchangeable 6, 8 or 10mm nozzle diameters, unique to Apollo Blasting systems, or 3,4 or 5mm in our Infinity Cabinets which use the same technology.

Blast nozzle sizes can be interchanged, easily and cheaply, depending on the compressed air input available, or desired blasting profile size required.


With Pressure blasting systems, utilizing a welded pressure vessel, air tank compressed air volume must be “dumped” in between filling cycles to depressurize the abrasive tank for refilling - resulting in wasted energy and expense. As well as this pressurised blasting systems are prone to “blockages” from humid compressed air mixing with dry abrasives, Apollo Dual induction blasting systems do NOT utilize a pressure vessel, and do not mix compressed air with abrasive media within the abrasive hopper – eliminating blockages.


As Apollo Blasting system are pressure blast systems, all types of abrasive media can be used - including steel shot & garnet abrasives.


100% of compressed air supplied to Apollo Blasting Systems is utilized for abrasive blast cleaning, compared to 65% as with a welded pressure blast system.


Apollo Blasting Systems utilize the cobra blast nozzle, which has only one main wear component being the blast nozzle outlet liner, which is easily replaceable without replacing the entire nozzle assembly, saving thousands of dollars year on year.


Overall system simplicity, with largely only one wear item, as opposed to 10+ wear parts on a direct pressure blast system, saving thousands of dollars in maintenance fees per year.

 

 


To summarize Apollo Blasting Systems, offer the following benefits over welded pressure blast pots:

 

  • NO PRESSURE VESSEL - no moisture contamination with abrasive media, eliminating the need for an compressed air dryer in most blasting applications.

  • INFINITE PRODUCTIVITY – Fill with abrasive during use, continuous productivity, and elimination of downtime.

  • ELIMINATION OF ABRASIVE CONTAMINATION – Apollo Blasting systems do not mix compressed air with abrasive stored in it’s hopper, eliminating blockages and the need for compressed air drying equipment.

  • Apollo Blast pots are typically 50% lighter than older "welded" pressure blast pots.

  • SINGLE "MULTI-CORE" HOSE, combines all the control lines, eliminating extra cable tied remote lines or water lines.

  • 30% LIGHTER BLAST HOSE, compared to standard 1" (25mm) pressure blast hose, reduced operator fatigue and increased productivity.

  • UBER-RELIABLE - ensuring productivity and profitability.

  • ELIMINATION OF WEAR PARTS – Only one main wear item

  • PRECISE ABRASIVE METERING – elimination of abrasive surges with Apollos N/C pneumatic pinch valve used as standard on all machines.

  • REDUCED OVERHEADS: 35-37% less air consumption, *compared to pressure relief welded pressure blast pots, (based on the same blast nozzle size), 50% faster cycle times - saving our customers thousands of dollars per year.

 

Overall, one Apollo blast machine working 37 hours per week, can save over $10,000. Dollars per year in fuel costs alone in comparison with a welded pressure blast pot, with a 50% increase in work output.

 

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