Blastec® is the originator of the 1,760 RPM direct drive shot blast wheel. Since its introduction in 1976, many others have attempted to equal our success. What keeps us ahead of the pack? Our design. Now in its 7th generation, our original concept still remains the leader in the industry: A large diameter wheel turning at a low RPM and delivering the maximum amount of abrasive per square inch. While we have improved the maintenance aspects of the Blastec® wheel through these generational changes, parts for all wheels remain available and each generation is easily upgradeable to current specs.
Use of the Blastec® wheel increases productivity by up to 50% and extends the life of the blades by 100% or more, and impeller and control cage life by 300% or more, compared to competitive models. In production tests and operating cost studies, the Blastec® wheel outperforms conventional 13 inch – 19 1/2 inch diameter, 2,250 – 3,600 RPM wheels. It also lowers dBA noiselevels by up to 20% compared to the V-belt wheel assembly, and thus eliminates the need for sound suppressors.
The multi-patented 24-inch diameter Blastec® wheel incorporates a double-sided runnerhead design, and two- sided, reversible blades of long and narrow design features. Operating speed is a cool, efficient 1,760 RPM. To improve performance standards, Blastec® engineers pioneered the concept of low RPM, direct drive between motor and wheel. Horsepower robbing, high-maintenance items such as spindle and pillow block bearings, sheaves, and V-belts have been eliminated. This design assures maximum transmission of net motor energy to the blade tips, optimizing shot velocity and pattern efficiency.
Precision Balanced Wheel Technology to Minimize Vibration and Prolong Motor Life