Abrasive cleaning is one of the most important components of blasting equipment and is a determining factor with respect to economical blasting. The abrasive cleaning process consists of two components in a blasting system. On the one hand it is about returning the blasting abrasive, and then the actual cleaning of the blasting abrasive to remove dust, debris, extraneous parts, and worn blasting abrasives.
In order to determine the ideal recycling system, as with the return transport system, it is important to determine the blasting abrasive used in advance. The blasting abrasive reconditioning should be specially tailored to the respective return transport system. For example, a rotary drum and an air classifier are used in a bucket conveyor cleaner, whereas a cascade is used in suction unit.
See also blasting abrasive preparation