Regardless of your industry, manufacturing equipment is expensive. Let Lakeside Painting help you protect your investment by cleaning and painting your manufacturing equipment. We offer several abrasive blasting services to get the process started.

Sponge Blasting

Sponge blasting is a technique that utilizes sponge media and a highly pressurized emitter. The sponge media are shot from a pressurized system toward a desired surface. And although sponges are soft and squishy, they are impregnated with abrasive particles. Upon impact, the sponge constricts, and the abrasive is exposed. After leaving the surface at which it was blasted, the sponge media constricts and captures particles that would have, in all other instances, become airborne.

We love sponge blasting for many reasons. For starters, it is environmentally friendly. Some machines used in the sponge blasting process collect and process blasted material. Up to 90 percent of sponge media is reusable after each blast cycle, greatly reducing the amount of waste produced. Furthermore, since sponges constrict to absorb dust particles created in the process, emissions are lowered, creating less waste and pollution.

Another reason sponge blasting is ideal for cleaning manufacturing equipment is that it is cost-efficient. Because 90 percent of sponge media is reusable after each blast cycle, we don’t have to continue buying material. Instead, we can recycle materials and pass the savings down to our customers.

Dry Ice Blasting

Dry ice blasting, also known as CO2 dry ice blasting services, is another excellent method for cleaning manufacturing equipment. Frozen pellets of dry ice are shot at the surface you wish to clean. Upon impact, the frozen pellets cause unwanted materials to freeze, crack, and chip away instantly.

This method is perfect for the food and beverage industry because it is approved as safe for use with food by the FDA. Dry ice blasting also doesn’t require machines to be moved or taken apart before cleaning. This cuts your prep time and clean up time in half.

Painting

After your manufacturing equipment has been cleaned, you can move on to the painting process. Painting is a great way to make your equipment look nicer as well as protect it from corrosion.

All metal objects are affected by corrosion at one point or another. The interaction of metal with environmental factors can cause chemical reactions which result in corrosion. Some forms of corrosion are more common, predictable, and preventable than others. Painting is a great way to hinder the onset of corrosion of your metal surfaces.

Paint serves as a barrier between the metal and the surrounding environment. Electrostatic spray painting is one of our favorite methods for painting metal machinery. As the name implies, this method of painting utilizes electricity. A positively charged paint spray gun emits positively charged paint to the desired surface. The desired surface is given a negative charge by attaching a negative electrode to it. These opposite charges result in a magnetic attraction which literally pulls the paint onto the surface. These magnetic properties ensure that overspray is limited and that the metal surface gets an even coat throughout.

If you have a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin or select Midwest cities, Lakeside Painting can help. Fill out our online form to request a free estimate, or call us to set up an appointment today.

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