Announcing the New Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Machine

Airblast pressure hold blast pot range.

Airblast is pleased to announce its new range of Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Machines. A modern evolution of the traditional blast pot, Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Machines are more efficient, use less abrasive, and are more responsive than traditional, non-pressure hold machines.

Releasing the deadman handle no longer means depressurising the blast machine. Our new deadman system stops abrasive and air being delivered to the nozzle but maintains pressure in the blast machine, reducing valve wear and preventing wasted abrasive.

The Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Pot drastically reduces the abrasive wastage that results from repeated pressurisation and depressurisation. In our tests, the Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Pot was able to utilise 20% more of the abrasive than non-pressure hold models.

Airblast pressure hold blast pot range.

A non-pressure hold blast pot depressurises whenever the operator releases the dead man’s handle. Air is vented through the remote control valve and the blast hose. Blast media then settles in the blast hose, forming a slug of abrasive. Reactivating the blast machine causes the blast pot to become pressurised again. The slug of media that collected in the blast hose is then ejected and blasting can recommence. This process can result in large quantities of blast media reaching the blast room floor without touching the work piece.

By contrast, the Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Pot ensures a steady feed of media and prevents large loads of abrasive from pooling. Not only does this help to prevent media wastage, it also reduces wear and tear to prolong the life of your equipment.


While the Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Pot is our new gold standard for blast machines, owners of non-pressure hold blast pots needn’t feel left out – our premium range of blast pots can often be retrofitted with our pressure hold system. Converting to a pressure hold system results in significant improvements to efficiency and throughput, ensuring a rapid return on investment.

An Airblast portable blast machine that can be converted into a pressure hold blast machine.

Pressure hold conversion is available for the following premium Airblast blast pots:

  • Airblast 1440 – a mid-sized pot with a capacity of 60 litres.
  • Airblast 2040 – a large pot that holds up to 110 litres.
  • Airblast 2452 – the largest pot in the premium range at 200 litres.

For the ultimate blasting experience, get in touch today to discuss purchasing or converting to an Airblast Pressure Hold Blast Pot.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1778 560 650

Email: sales@airblast.co.uk

Contact page: https://airblast.co.uk/contact-details