MontiPower’s Bristle Blaster® and MBX® are the revolutionary tools in the field of surface preparation. For example, it is the only hand-held power tool in the world that can “sandblast”. The patented technology removes corrosion and coatings quickly and thoroughly, but that’s not all. The Bristle Blaster® and MBX® also create surface preparation grades comparable to Sa2½ (SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2) to Sa3 (SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1) and roughness levels as high as 120 µm Rz.
Mechanical tools for surface preparation
MontiPower’s tools for surface preparation have a number of major advantages over traditional, expensive, time-consuming and also dangerous techniques. For example, the patented Bristle Blaster® is the first portable brush belt system in the world that produces a surface roughness and end result that is qualitatively comparable to that of ‘sand blasting’. MontiPower’s surface preparation tools actually work in two ways. Firstly, the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® ensure that paint, coatings, mill scale, copper slag, and other dirt are quickly and easily removed from metal surfaces. Moreover, during the removal of such coatings and dirt, a roughness profile is generated by using a specially designed rotary brush system. This mechanical tool consists of forward-curved steel wire brush tips dynamically tuned for use in portable power tools operating at approximately 2,500 rpm.
How do surface preparation tools work?
MontiPower’s surface preparation tools are characterized by a number of unique features. The basis of the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® is a rotating, electrically driven brush. This brush is equipped with specially developed curved brush tips. In this way, the brush tips are designed to work the surface with kinetic energy equivalent to the impact of abrasive in sandblasting. Immediately after the brush tips hit the steel surface, they retreat from the surface (so-called “recoil”), resulting in both corrosion removal and a microprint that leaves a clean surface. As a result, surfaces preparation with the tool have a texture and visual cleanliness consistent with that of the traditional sandblasting process.
Tools for surface preparation without blasting
MontiPower®’s various power tools are a phenomenal breakthrough when it comes to “blasting without abrasive“. Partly because of this, the power tools are seen as the perfect alternative to sandblasting. Despite the fact that sandblasting has been practiced for many years, several disadvantages to this method of surface preparation have come to light over the years. For example, sandblasting is not easy to perform yourself, making it a relatively expensive and time-consuming job. In addition, sandblasting is very persistent. Not only for the surface to be prepared – which can damage it – but above all for the health of people, animals and the environment. The dangers of sandblasting have even led to a ban on sandblasting in many countries, so other blasting media are now mostly used. With the arrival of MontiPower’s surface preparation tools, sandblasting will soon be a thing of the past. The patented properties of the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® have formed the basis for new product series for surface preparation.
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