Tumble Blast Machine cleans castings and other metal parts.

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Designed for safe operation, ATB-7 abrasive blasting machine features heavy-duty cabinet construction with structural steel members. Smartwheel(TM) blasting wheel delivers 325 lb/min of abrasive at 300 fps velocity, and double rear doors facilitate access to cabinet and screens. All motors are gear box-driven, and heavy-duty, 40 in. wide, reinforced mill belt features ribs designed to aid tumbling and unloading. Machine can be moved between locations if necessary.

Original Press Release:

New Tumble Blast Machine Offers Exceptional Features for Cleaning Castings, Other Metal Parts

Compact ATB-7 from ALMCO Demonstrates Superiority in Speed, Shorter Time Cycles, Operator Friendliness

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota (January 28, 2008) - An abrasive blasting machine that in trial applications has shown to exceed the productivity and overall performance of other equipment for scale and flash removal has been developed and introduced by ALMCO, Inc.

The new Model ATB-7, according to the manufacturer, offers greater cleaning speed and better time cycles than tumble blast units from other sources in effectively cleaning castings and other metal parts. Its compact size and unusual lift points top and bottom allow moving the machine from one location to another if required.

Designed for safe operation and operator friendliness, the rugged ALMCO unit has numerous important features including a patented Smartwheel(TM) blasting wheel that delivers 325 pounds per minute of abrasive at 300 feet per second velocity, for faster cleaning and cycle times. The ATB-7 also offers:

o Heavy-duty cabinet construction with structural steel members for extra
o A special NEMA 12 control panel completely wired, and a swing-away design that allows access to mill rolls and bearings;
o Double doors on the rear of the cabinet allowing easy access to the cabinet and screens;
o A heavy-duty, 40-inch-wide, reinforced mill belt with specially designed ribs to aid in tumbling and unloading;
o All motors gear box-driven - no belts, chains, sprockets or guards necessary.

The ATB-7, available with an optional Donaldson Torit dust collection system, is the initial abrasive blast unit added by ALMCO to its broad, expanding line of metal parts deburring, finishing and cleaning equipment. For further information contact ALMCO, Inc., 507 West Front Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, phone 1-800-521-2740, or any of its region managers, independent distributors or sales representatives worldwide. Or visit the company on the Internet at www.almcoinc.com.

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