Sponge-Jet enables heavy equipment rebuilders to clean parts faster and with better quality, resulting in reduced disassembly time and like-new paint finishes on refurbished components. The improved surface preparation and resulting coating benefits reinforces the overall quality associated with a certified rebuild.
Sponge-Jet Custom Integrations eliminate many of the problems caused by ordinary cleaning systems and abrasive grit blast rooms. All solutions provide simplicity, consistency and efficiency. This waterless, environmentally friendly process requires less capital investment, less system maintenance, and less ongoing operational costs than competitive industrial solutions.
This heavy equipment rebuild center uses Sponge Media™ to reduce disassembly time by completely clearing bolt heads of paint, grease, and grime. This allows wrenches to fit fully into the bolt head; proper tool engagement reduces rounding of bolt head, snapping bolts off and stripping threads.
Blasting with Sponge Media™ gives manufacturers an advantage over cleaning oily and thick, greasy surfaces. As other abrasive technologies spread oil and/or grease contaminants around the surface. Sponge Media removes them, leaving a clean (paint-ready) substrate.
Silver 80 Sponge Media™ was selected by a large construction equipment dealer in Mexico to prepare new and refurbished parts for coatings; selection was based on the ability to provide one-step cleaning and removal of weld oxidation and silicates; achieved profile ±50μ (±2mil).
An aerial lift manufacturer switched to a Sponge-Jet Integrated System for surface preparation in their equipment reconditioning division. Steel grit was migrating into motors and causing premature failure. The switch to Silver 30 Sponge Media™ (±75μ (±3mils) saved significant time by not requiring disassembly of each lift.
Final coatings look as good as new without paint layers showing; this helps reinforce the high quality of the rebuild as perceived by the customer.
No other single process is as effective at cleaning and removing paint without damaging equipment