Blast cabinet improves process speed and part finish

ActOn Finishing recently supplied a sand-blasting machine to Special EFX, a designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards and trophies for clients in UK and worldwide. To produce the matt, brushed, polished or a satin finishes, the company was using a sand blaster in-house. However Special EFX wanted to update its finishing equipment as it needed a blasting machine with a pressure fan that would provide more constant flow.

After contacting different suppliers on the market, the company decided to work with ActOn Finishing. Tony Darby, production manager at Stratford-upon-Avon based Special EFX, states: “ActOn’s customer service was very helpful, very friendly; they showed us around their facility in Coventry and that’s where we made the decision to invest with them. We had spoken to other suppliers as well, but ActOn seemed like people we wanted to work with.”

Further to carrying out trials, ActOn decided that the best option to achieve a matt sand-blasted finish prior to anodising was the ECO MP pressure-blast cabinet. This sand-blasting machine is a compact system built to achieve a rapid and efficient finish. Moreover, ActOn says that ECO blasting systems allow users to minimise their investment while enjoying the benefits of a good-quality blasting solution.

The speed at which Special EFX can now blast its parts has increased, while component finish has improved and the results are repeatable.

“The aftercare was also very good,” states Darby. “Any problems we had, they are at the other end of the phone. I would recommend ActOn due to the professionalism of their team, the quality of the cabinets they provide, and for the friendliness and helpfulness they provide during the purchase process.”
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