Surface cleaning with power tools – also called power tooling, it is one of the services we carry out. As a surface treatment choise, it removes all loose mill scale, loose rust, loose paint, and other loose detrimental foreign matter by power wire brushing, power sanding, power grinding, power tool chipping, and power tool descaling. The use of such power tools allows for faster cleaning.
Power-tooling – is one of the surface treatment services we carry out.
Typically requested when surface preparation by sandblasting is not possible, this is a method of steel surface preparation with the use of power assisted hand tools.
Types of power tools we use are generally impact or rotary power tools, to which any of the following types of media can be attached: non-woven abrasive wheels and discs, coated abrasive discs, flap wheels, needle guns or other devices.
Although this method is convenient, it is not intended to remove adherent forms of any rust, mill scale and paint or to produce a surface profile. Material is considered to be adherent if they can not be removed by lifting with a dull putty knife.
Bristle Blasting gives more impact with the surface, thus greater cleaning power, compared to a simple rotary brush at the same speed.
Among other surface treatment solutions we offer, the Bristle Blasting cleaning method is a perfect choise for corrosion removal, either indoor or outdoor as well as at heights.
Bristle Blast Cleaning
In areas where an abrasive blast is desirable but impractical, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal may be used to prepare the surface.
Bristle Blast Cleaning may be used to produce a surface profile in small areas, being a perfect choice for corrosion removal, both indoors and outdoors, as well as at heights.
The mechanical abrasion cleaning process it is performed on the metallic surfaces by brush-like rotary power tool. Repeated contact of sharp bristle tips with the surface results in localized impact, rebound, and the formation of craters, thereby simultaneously cleaning and coarsening the surface, while exposing a contamination-free base metal.
As cleaning method, bristle blast cleaning covers a wide variety of applications removing old coatings,
mill scale, rust, tape coatings or of polyethylene coatings.
As a surface treatment choise, it removes corrosion and coatings quickly and thoroughly.
It is a great alternative to sandblasting. At the same time, it creates surface preparation grades comparable with Sa2½ (SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2) to Sa3 (SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1) and roughness levels of up to 120 µm Rz.
The Bristle Blasting technology provides the best surface for further applications. The surface cleaning rate and profile generating performance of all surface preparation processes are largely dependent upon both the initial degree of corrosion and the mechanical properties of the substrate.
The power tool system is lightweight and can utilize either a pneumatic or standard electric power source. This impact power tool cleaning involves the use of the rotary wire-bristle power tool system that operates at approximately 2,500 rpm.
The appearance of surfaces prepared by this power tool is similar to both the visual cleanliness and texture that is characteristic of G-16 grit blasting processes.
Typically, corroded steel surfaces can be cleaned to Sa2½, with a profile ranging from 50 microns to 85 microns over one hour of continuous tool operation.
Although this grit-free process does not generate dust, any debris remaining on the cleaned surface must be removed.
Therefore, the Bristle Blasting technology provides the best surface for further applications.