Dana-Ridge wetblasters DO NOT use the inferior venturi process. They use a high volume/low pressure pump with a common collection point for a far superior and consistent workflow.

Heavy duty commercial grade wetblast units

The Dana-Ridge wet blast process is a unique wet blast finishing process. It utilises an abrasive media, water and compressed air to induce a scrubbing action on the surface of the material being processed. It is sometimes referred to as slurry blasting or (sometimes incorrectly) vapour blasting or vapour honing.

The Dana-Ridge wetblast process uses a powerful industrial strength gland-less pump to recirculate a wet slurry  around the cabinet and onto the work surface. The added compressed air regulates the degree of water cushioning to the abrasive on the work-piece. The higher the pressure and volume of  air, the more aggressive the Dana-Ridge wet blast process becomes. This control allows great flexibility.

The heart of the Dana-Ridge wet blast process is our unique gland-less, slurry pump. The pump design is specific for wet blasting, without bearings, seals, or packing. The interior parts of the pump, including the housings and impellor, are bonded with abrasion-resistant polyurethane. All these features combine to give the pump a long and relatively maintenance-free life. These machines are designed to work hard for you!

Cut-away image showing the Dana-Ridge wetblast process

The cut-away picture above shows how the Dana-Ridge wetblast process works. It thoroughly agitates the media and water and draws from a collection point at the bottom of the sump. This gives a consistent flow of slurry to the process gun ready for the compressed air atomisation. It allows a highly efficient blast compared to other methods of wetblasting.

The machines are high quality and designed for commercial applications where power, reliability and longevity of the machine are of utmost importance.

The Benefits of the Dana-Ridge Wetblast System

    • Provides a superior finish

    • Uses a high volume, low pressure industrial strength pump allowing multi-gun operation

    • Air used only to atomise to obtain desired degree of aggressiveness of blasting.

    • Pump simultaneously provides sump agitation

    • Allows for both gentle or aggressive blasting with control over the air supplied to the process gun.

    • Little to no damage to more delicate parts. No heat-damage.

    • Recirculation of media gives long life and reduced costs.

    • Multi-gun system fed from single pump so uniformity of flow and concentration are maintained.

    • Bonus is simultaneous degreasing and rust inhibition.

    • Long working life from the glandless urethane-lined pump

    • Maximum use of space in the hopper as the pump is mounted to the back of the machine. This also allows ease of access for maintenance.

    • Using its scrubbing action, contamination, surface deposits, scale or burrs are quickly removed and carried away, leaving a very clean and smooth surface.

    • They are commercial grade machines able to operate hour after hour in a busy workshop.