Blastrac shot blasting is a cost effective and environmentally friendly method for preparing concrete, steel, and asphalt surfaces. This labor and timesaving process strips, cleans and profiles simultaneously.Shot blasting leaves he surface immediately ready for the application of coatings or overlays, eliminating drying time and costly disposal procedures associated with other surface preparation methods. Shot blasting produces the highest bonding character of any surface preparation method.
Concrete blasting focuses on preparing roadways, bridges, airport runways, warehouse and factory floors and more. Remove dirt, oil and old markings or clean your concrete surface for overlays and markings.
Steel blasting is the solution for preparing metal and steel surfaces, such as aircraft carriers, ships, petroleum and water storage tanks, and more. Remove rust, non-skid coatings, paint and marine growth.
Asphalt blasting specializes in removing tire rubber, residue and surface contamination from asphalt surfaces. Preparing an asphalt surface with shot blasting improves skid resistance, micro textures and macro textures.
How Shot Blasting Works
Blastrac walk-behind shot blasting systems use a high performance, airless, centrifugal wheel for propelling blast media at a high velocity, in a controlled pattern and direction. Ride-on systems use a paddle wheel configuration.In both types, metal abrasive thrown by the rapidly rotating blast wheel is accelerated towards the surface being prepared. The media strikes the surface and rebounds, along with removed contaminants, into a recovery chamber or separator. The dust collector removes pulverized abrasive, dust, and contaminants. Very little abrasive is lost and the usable media is returned to the storage hopper for recirculation by the blast wheel.Different surface profiles can be achieved by varying shot size, shot flow rate and machine travel speed. Contact us for more information on shot blasting applications, techniques, or products