23/7/10 – Barton Mines Company Offers Easier Spent Garnet removal
23 July 2010
Removing spent abrasives in waterjet cutting applications can be tedious, time-consuming and costly. So the Barton Mines Company have developed a simple system that can remove garnet while waterjet machines are still running. They call it the Barton Abrasive Remove Tool (BART) so someone in the organisation may be a Simpson fan. The company says that it is the first truly convenient, inexpensive and totally portable abrasive removal system.
To the non-technical eye, you could consider this the abrasive world equivalent of a water powered vacuum cleaner as the system uses a steel wand to suck up the spent garnet abrasive in between the table slats of waterjet machines. In reality, BART is powered by a common pressure washer and can be operated while the waterjet machine is operating removing the spent abrasives into a purpose-designed collection container.
The company says that it has removal rates of up to 2,000 lbs per hour and believes that waterjet operators could save a lot of time and money by using its new system. Even better, as the equipment is portable, it can be moved around a plant an serve several machines.
Barton Mines is a leading suppler of garnet abrasives and water jet replacement parts for the waterjet cutting industry. If you want to see how BART works look at the demonstration video on www.barton.com/BART.