PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download the latest free Blasting Resource Guide eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Smart Box Tracks Abrasive Work

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More items for Surface Preparation

Comment | More

A new abrasive-blasting monitoring system tracks live blasting time from remote locations, Marco Group International reports.

The Blastmaster Smart Box is a monitoring system for mobile and fixed location applications that monitors productivity in the field at the blast site through pressure measurement.

Productivity time and motion studies can be assessed and production standards can be set with remote monitoring in blast rooms or from remote office locations, the company says.

Marco Blastmaster

The Blastmaster Smart Box monitors and tracks live abrasive-blasting information from remote locations, according to Marco Group International.

The box is retrofitable to any abrasive-blasting pot, blast room or remote monitoring location. It captures production time, recording actual hours of operation on up to four outlets.

Built-In Indicators

The system has built-in "in-use" indicators and tank pressure display. When pressure is released through the blasting process, the device automatically records the amount of "in-use" time. Productivity data is saved on an integrated SD memory card, which can be viewed with Microsoft Excel, according to Marco.

Smart Box data allows site and production managers to analyze and forecast time and abrasive usage, establish production standards, reduce safety hazards through pressure monitoring, and identify ways to reduce costs, the company says.

"Time is money, and down time is lost money," said Matt Molumby, director of engineering. "The Blastmaster Smart Box will be an incredible advantage for our customers. The information it provides will allow them to increase productivity, work safer, and stay on top of their supply needs."

Headquartered in Davenport, IA, Marco provides services and supplies to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries.

More information: www.marco.us.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Productivity; Quality assurance; Surface preparation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Harsco
BLACK BEAUTY® App

Download the free app for BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives. Explore all the features from the palm of your hand.
Toll Free: 1-888-733-3646


Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


NLB Corporation
MiniARM automates surface prep

NLB’s Mini ARM lets an operator control high-pressure water jets remotely, with fast tool changes for different jobs. It maximizes protection and productivity.


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


Graco Inc.
Eco-Friendly Surface Prep

• Blast with 92% less dust
• Use less media
• Less containment & disposal  costs
Graco® EcoQuip® Vapor Abrasive® Blast Equipment Learn more


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2016, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com