ActOn Sand Blasting Equipment Improves Process Speed and Components’ Finish

Sand blasting, also known as abrasive blasting, involves finishing components in a pressure blasting machine, by spraying the abrasive media under high pressure against the part’s surface. This process is especially used for smooth finishing applications. At ActOn we recently had the opportunity to supply a sand blasting machine to Special EFX, which has improved their components’ finish and process speed.

Special EFX Ltd are market leaders in designing and manufacturing bespoke awards and trophies for clients in UK and worldwide. To produce the matt, brushed, polished or a satin finishes they offer, they were using a sandblaster in-house. However they wanted to update their finishing equipment as they needed a shot blasting machine with a pressure fan that would give them a more constant flow.

Smooth Finish on Custom Awards & Trophies

After contacting different suppliers on the market, they decided to work with ActOn. Tony Darby, Production Manager Special EFX Ltd states: “customer service was very good, very friendly, helpful; they showed us around their facility in Coventry and that’s where we made the decision to go ahead with ActOn. We had spoken with other suppliers as well, but ActOn seemed like the people we wanted to work with.”

Further to carrying out trials for them, we decided that the best option to achieve a matt sandblasted finish prior to anodising was the ECO MP pressure blast cabinet. This sand blasting machine is a compact system built to achieve a rapid and efficient finish. Moreover, the ECO Blasting Systems have been designed to allow you to minimise your investment while enjoying the benefits of a good quality shot blasting machine.

The Sand Blasting Cabinet Features & Benefits

  • Speed at which customer can now shot blast the parts has increased
  • This sand blasting machine is a pressure fan machine which gives constant pressure and without any disruption in flow
  • No leakages whilst blasting.
  • The parts finish has improved and results are repeatable.
  • The ECO MP pressure blast cabinet offers permanent visibility due to optimal circulation of air and dust filtering.
  • This sand blasting cabinet has a solid construction and comfortable arm hole. 


The smooth finish required was achieved in a short period of time, while the client enjoys consistent and repeatable results every time, without the need of reworking or scraping the parts.

Tony Darby, Production Manager Special EFX Ltd states: “Aftercare was very good. Any problems we had, they are at the other end of the phone. They were helpful with the installation of the machine. I would recommend ActOn due to their professionalism of their team, the quality of the cabinets they provide and for the friendliness and helpfulness they provided during the purchase”

To learn more about ActOn’s shot blasting technology click here.  For further information regarding the finishing process email our technical team.

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