Remote control systems give an operator the ability to remotely activate and deactivate the flow of air and abrasive at the nozzle. Pressure-hold remote control systems are ideal for high production applications where an operator is frequently activating and deactivating the remote control switch during operator repositioning. The pressure-hold remote control system allows the vessel to remain pressurized when the remote control switch is deactivated. This eliminates the time waiting for the vessel to depressurize and pressurize, increasing production rates. The Blastmaster® 130P Remote Control System is a pressure-hold remote control system that uses a pneumatic signal from the remote control switch to remotely activate and deactivate an abrasive blasting pot. Typical applications include blast rooms, blast yards, bridges, oil refineries, pipelines, railcar shops, shipyards, and storage tanks.
The Blastmaster® 130P Remote Control System is for high production applications, where an operator is frequently activating and deactivating the remote control switch during operator repositioning.
The Blastmaster® 130P Remote Control System, used with an air-actuated abrasive metering valve, reduces abrasive consumption by stopping the abrasive flow in the abrasive metering valve before it enters the air stream, greatly reducing “abrasive chugging” at activation, optimizing blasting efficiency.
OSHA requires an abrasive blasting pot to be equipped with a remote control system, which only operates with continuous hand pressure and closes immediately upon release of the control switch by the operator (29 CFR 1910.244(b)). This remote control system meets the OSHA requirement by providing a “Fail-to-Safe” configuration, which will deactivate the remote control system in the event the operator drops or loses control of the remote control system.