Vapormatt

Established for over 30 years, Vapormatt designs and manufactures manual and automatic cleaning, peening & surface finishing machines using their patented vaporblast wet blast, high pressure water system.
Vapormatting uses water and an abrasive medium accelerated from a nozzle with compressed air to provide a very effective environmentally friendly closed loop surface cleaning and conditioning process.
The abrasive particles used in the system can be as fine as talcum powder but due to the water carrier, no dust or static electricity is created, and the water buffers and lubricates the particles on impact, allowing very fine finishes to be produced without damage to the component.
Bio-degradable degreasing compounds can be added to the water which further extends the capability of the process - in a single operation components can be degreased and super-finished.
Filters built into the machine remove on a continuous cycle the oil and blast debris.
Many different types and sizes of abrasive media can be used; from Ruby hard alumina to soft plastic.

Manual Vapormatt Wet Blast Machines

Wet Blasting Cabinet - Vapormate 1

  • Compact size, delicate or economical operation, efficient blasting.

  • Cabinet size 700mm x 700mm

  • Lightweight, high efficiency design blast gun with replaceable blast nozzle.

  • Moving bed paper filter for debris / oil removal

  • Foot operated switches for blast gun and window wash operation

Wet Blasting Cabinet - Vapormatt Panther 3

  • Modern efficient design, delicate, economical or powerful operation.

  • Cabinet size ; 995mm x 700mm, rugged construction.

  • Versatile performance; will accept a wide range of abrasive media

  • Low power and air consumption

Wet Blasting Cabinet - Vapormatt Lynx 10

  • Heavy duty manual wet blasting cabinet.

  • Cabinet size 1000mm x 1000mm.

  • Suitable for all blasting operations.

  • Available with a range of options including basic automation system.

Wet Blasting Cabinet - Vapormatt Cougar 15

  • Heavy duty manual wet blasting cabinet.

  • Cabinet size; 1350mm. x 2200mm.

  • Suitable for all blasting operations

  • Available with a range of options, including; turntable (diameter 1350mm) and several basic automation systems. Superb modern design allows minimal footprint for a maximum working volume.

Wet Blasting Cabinet - Lion 17

  • Very heavy duty blasting cabinet.

  • Size 1700mm x 2280mm.

  • Available with a range of automatic systems, including; vertical, horizontal oscillation, and robot system.

  • Multiple blasting guns can be fitted.

Automatic Vapormatt Wet Blast Machines

Wet Blasting Cabinet (Auto) - Vapormatt Cougar 15

  • Heavy duty manual wet blasting cabinet.

  • Cabinet size; 1350mm. x 2200mm.

  • Suitable for all blasting operations

  • Available with a range of options, including; turntable (diameter 1350mm) and several basic automation systems.

  • Superb modern design allows minimal footprint for a maximum working volume.

Automatic Wet Blasting Cabinet - Lion 17

  • Very heavy duty blasting cabinet.

  • Size 1700mm x 2280mm.

  • Available with a range of automatic systems, including; vertical, horizontal oscillation, and robot system.

  • Multiple blasting guns can be fitted.

Automatic Wet Blasting Cabinet - Leopard 25

  • The Vapormatt Leopard 25 is a brand new machine incorporating the very latest technology.

  • Key dimensions - Turntable diameter 1850 mm - very low loading height.

  • Manual, automatic and walk in versions of the Vapormatt Leopard 25 are available.

  • The Leopard 25 is the latest and largest in a long line of ground breaking cabinets from Vapormat.

Automatic Wet Blasting Cabinet - Vapormatt Jaguar

Automatic in-line, multi-stage operation – wet blast, wash, rinse and dry.
The Vapormatt Jaguar, compact and ergonomical, has been designed to fit in with state-of-the-art production facilities. It is constructed from high- grade stainless steel, continuously welded to form a water and dust-tight robust structure.
The benefits of the Vapormatt Jaguar

  • Automatic in-line, multi-stage operation – wet blast, wash, rinse and dry

  • Consistent and reproducible, high-throughput processing.

  • Ensures complete workpiece coverage, with high penetration into bores and orifices.

  • Creates a fine surface finish - eliminating final hand finishing - with no substrate erosion.

  • Streamlined,modular water and dust-tight construction in seamless stainless steel.

  • Unique slurry conditioning system ensures optimum media quality.

Automatic Wet Blasting Cabinet - Tiger converyor

Fully automatic conveyorised wet blast and washing machine
The Vapormatt Tiger Conveyor is in effect two machines in one. It is both a highly sophisticated Vapormatt wet blast machine and a fully featured washing and drying machine.
This makes for considerable savings in WIP and handling costs associated with using two separate machines to reach the same result. In addition it reduces "inter-stage component corrosion" because parts are blasted, washed and dried very quickly.
The Vapormatt Tiger Conveyor incorporates multiple stages:

  • Auto Load, Vaporblast 1, Vaporblast 2, Rinse 1, Rinse 2 , DI rinse 3, Dry 1, Dry 2, Auto Unload.

  • All key processes are recipe controlled and can be varied to produce a variety of controlled surface finish or cleaning results.

Wet Blasting Cabinet (auto) - Wire cleaning & processing

The Vapormaster 1210 wet blasting machine has been designed to ensure that wire products are cleaned and prepared to the highest standards possible. The machine eliminates virtually all of the oxide layer, and removes other surface contamination with its simultaneous surface preparation, degreasing and rinsing action.
Other features of the Vapormaster machine include:

  • Advanced pump/sump design which prevents blockages, even after prolonged shutdown

  • The use of long-life urethane components in areas subject to particular wear

  • Low air consumption processing nozzles

  • A rigid steel chassis with inset non-corrosive grp panels to reduce noise.

Applications

  • Radiusing (rounding) of cutting edges of Band Saw blades.

  • Removing heat treatment scale and edge honing of serrated steel carding wire, this product is used in the manufacture of cotton and wool thread.

  • Removing heat treatment scale from auto steering racks - especially the gear teeth.

  • Matting the surface of plastic wire to give good adhesion for paint or plating.

  • Cleaning aluminium / copper wire for ultimate cleanliness prior to friction welding during the conform tube making process.

  • Cleaning of fibre optic cables prior to sheathing with extruded plastic protection.

  • Cleaning of metallic wire prior to bonding of other plastic protection sheathing systems to their surface.

Automatic Wet Blasting Cabinet - Barrel processing

Small components requiring processing on all surfaces can be treated by Vapormatt barrel processing. In this automation mode the parts are loaded into a drum and slowly rotated whilst a series of blasting nozzles are directed at the rotating mass.
Automatic sequencing of blasting rinsing and drying operations can be incorporated in the most sophisticated models.
Using the Vapormatt barrel process no manual intervention is required other than for loading and unloading.
Although part to part contact does occur the tumbling action is particularly gentle as the parts fall back into a cushion of water reducing the force of component to component impacts.
Significant energy can be imparted into the barrel so batch process times can be particularly fast.