Power Gun: Portable Suction Abrasive Blaster
The Clemco Power Gun is a suction blast tool designed for dry abrasive blasting where the air supply is limited or the job is small. The tool is lightweight and compact and ideal where setting up a conventional pressure blast machine would be awkward or inconvenient. The Power Gun can be used with all common media to clean or etch metal, clean masonry, etch glass, and other durable surfaces.
The optional heavy-duty plastic hopper holds and ample supply of media. The amount of media loaded will be dictated by the application and the location of the blast job.
Requirements for Operation
These items are required but not included with the Power Gun: Clean, dry, compressed air of sufficient volume to maintain pressure at the gun. Volume of air will depend upon the application and desired production rate. Suitable NIOSH-approved air-fed helmet for respiratory protection for the operator, as required by OSHA.
Blast media as suitable for the application. The Power Gun handles most fine media suitable for blasting. Consult distributor for media recommendation. OSHA recommends against the use of abrasive containing more than 1% free silica.
The optional heavy-duty plastic hopper holds an ample supply of media. The amount of media loaded will be dictated by the application and the location of the blast job.
Description of Operation
The tool simply connects to compressed-air and abrasive sources. The unique suction lance installed on the abrasive hose is partially submerged into a bag of media. Blasting begins when the operator depresses a lever on the gun. The tool operates on the principle of induction, where vacuum is created by the compressed air rushing past the point where the abrasive hose attaches to the gun. The vacuum draws abrasive through the hose into the gun, where it mixes with compressed air. The air-abrasive mix exits the gun and strikes the surface to be blasted.
- Lightweight, portable, easily transportable tool
- Can be used with any media container or right out of the bag.
- Simple setup—partially submerge suction lance into bag of abrasive
- Easy to use and maintain
- Touch-up work or re-blasting areas that may have failed inspection
- Onboard ship
- On a scaffold or other elevated or difficult to reach location
- Small jobs