The machine operates using a PLC controller. This controller is programmed with the various functions so as to produce a consistent finish on batches of components. Various drum designs are available as well as rinse options.
The Aquablast/wetblast principle uses a mixture of abrasive and water which is propelled to the blast gun. This 'slurry' is then accelerated using compressed air and on impact with components to be cleaned. The slurry can lightly degrease (if an additive is used in the water) and also produce a uniform finish on the components being blasted automatically.