The Airflex blast booth recovery floor from AFC Finishing Systems automatically recovers abrasive material from beneath the operators’ feet, which effectively provides an endless supply of media and eliminates the need to stop production to recover media, the company says. The floor is made of modular corridors, each with a series of flexible rubber blades set at regular intervals. The blades rest against galvanized steel combs that enable the floor to push or pull the abrasive when the comb is behind the rubber. Benefits of the system are said to include no civil works required, silent and efficient operation, no compressed air consumption, long service life and low maintenance costs.
Editor PickFinishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look
In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fabtech 2011, is held Nov. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.