by Miles
washing systems for carbide tooling

Vapormatt has launched a new washing and drying machine,  the Vapormatt Ocelot, which is designed to both clean and dry wet blasted cemented carbide inserts at one station prior to coating. This patented innovation from the world-leading wet blasting specialist significantly reduces washing cycles and drying times while also simplifying the process.

The stainless steel Ocelot is one of the most compact all-in-one units on the market, and features a de-ionised water plant, air and water filtration systems and a vacuum unit. The pre-programmed washing programmes will remove any blast media left on the surface with customers experiencing less than 1 particle per 1mm².  

Additionally drying times of only a minute prevent any cobalt leaching and use vacuums to “pull” the moisture from the surface with less energy and heat than air knives. As a patented process the Vapormatt washing and drying process is already proving to be up to ten times faster than other alternatives. To prevent re-contamination during processing all of the drying air and de-ionised water is filtered to five microns.

“The new Ocelot provides users with a more cost-effective and efficient surface preparation process,” said Tim England, Head of Sales and Marketing, Vapormatt. “By integrating the two separate processes into one easy to operate machine, users can speed up rinsing and drying to increase product output and keep the production process running smoothly and safely.”

Vapormatt technology conforms to strict health and safety standards, ensuring employees are free of risk during manufacturing and customers are confident in using end products and as an alternative to solvent based solutions is an appealing solution to manufactures conscious of working environments. The new washing and drying machine conforms to all relevant European Commission and industry directives. The machine also operates at a noise level of 75 decibels or lower, which is 10 decibels below the regulatory occupational exposure limit.

For more information about our new washing and drying machine, contact us today




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