MBX Bristle Blaster by Montipower

Removes corrosion, coatings, mill scale and other contaminants without removing healthy material.
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MBX Bristle Blaster by Montipower
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
MBX Bristle Blaster Pneumatic Tool Kit with Carbon Steel Belts
$1,449.00
MBX Bristle Blaster Pneumatic Tool Kit with Stainless Steel Belts
$1,499.00
MBX Bristle Blaster Electric Tool Kit with Carbon Steel Belts
$1,349.00
MBX Bristle Blaster Electric Tool Kit with Stainless Steel Belts
$1,399.00
MBX Bristle Blaster Carbon Steel Belt, 23 mm
$33.50
MBX Bristle Blaster Carbon Steel Belt, 11 mm
$33.50
MBX Bristle Blaster Stainless Steel Belt, 23 mm
$38.50
MBX Bristle Blaster Stainless Steel Belt, 11 mm
$38.50

An innovative surface preparation system that removes corrosion and generates an anchor file in a single step.

Offers distinct advantages over grit blast surface preparation methods and yields superior results with less time and effort.

Coating Removal

Paint Removal

 Scale Removal

    Weld Cleaning   

  Surface Decontamination

 Surface Preparation

Texturing Applications

         Corrosion Removal         

 

MBX Advantages

  • Removes corrosion, coatings, mill scale and other contaminants without removing healthy material.

  • Restores corroded and pitted surfaces to a near white metal or white metal appearance.

  • Does not grind or polish the metal surface during operation.

  • Generates anchor profiles ranging from 65 to 85 microns on hardened steel.

  • Cleans and profiles quickly with long lasting, safe Bristle Belts.

  • Suitable for spot repairs as well as larger areas where other process are prohibitive.

Process Description

The Bristle Blaster System is an innovative bristle blasting process that removes corrosion and generates an anchor profile by using a specially designed rotary bristle tool. This tool consists of hardened wire bristle tips that are bent forward and are dynamically tuned to a hand-held power tool which operates at approximately 2,500 rpm.

Principles of Operation

The bristle tips strike the corroded surface with a kinetic energy that is equivalent to standard processes that use grit blast media. Immediately after striking the corroded steel surface, the bristle tips retract (i.e., “rebound”) from the surface, which results in both corrosion removal and a micro-indentation to expose a fresh surface. Consequently, surfaces that have been treated by the bristle blasting tool have a texture and visual cleanliness that mimics those obtained by traditional grit blasting processes. The bristle blasting process also generates a compressive residual stress along the treated surface which can increase the ability of steel to resist cracking, fatigue, and stress corrosion.

Test Results

Tests carried out at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have indicated that the bristle blasting tool can perform on par with traditional grit blasting processes. Corroded and pitted steel surfaces have been restored to a near-white or white metal appearance. In addition, an anchor profile that ranges from 65 μm to 83 μm (Rz) is routinely obtained on standard API 5L steel, which is commonly used for petroleum piping applications. The tests have also shown that corroded surfaces can be thoroughly treated at a rate of 1.1 m2/hr., which is well within the life of a single bristle blasting tool.

Process Advantages & Benefits

The chief advantages of the bristle blasting process is its simplicity. The tool is driven by a light-weight, hand-held power tool that can utilize either a standard electric power source or compressed air. Safety precautions to be taken by the operator are the same as for ordinary hand-held power tools, namely, work gloves, suitable work-clothing, and appropriate face / eye protection. The tool has excellent mobility and eliminates the need for complex equipment, work suits, breathing apparatus, and grit-recovery systems, as required for ordinary abrasive blasting processes. In addition, the bristle blasting process is eco-friendly and does not use or generate hazardous waste, thereby providing a “green” approach to corrosion removal and surface preparation of steel components.

Common Applications

The bristle blasting process is ideally suited for spot-repair applications and can also be applied to larger surface areas where the use of other metal cleaning processes may be prohibitive. The process provides an efficient means for removal of corrosion, mill scale, defunct protective coatings, and for post-weld cleaning operations. These applications frequently arise in a wide range of fabricating and infrastructure-support operations, such as onshore / offshore well drilling installations, bridge refurbishment, and fabrication or repair of marine vessels.

Ordering Information

 Part No. Description

122-10002

MBX ELECTRIC BRISTLE BLASTER KIT WITH STAINLESS STEEL BELTS
MBX Bristle Blaster Electric Tool, 3200 rmp plus:
1 each 23 and 11 mm Housings
5 each 23 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
5 each 11 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
1 Blow Mold Tool Case

122-10011

MBX ELECTRIC BRISTLE BLASTER KIT WITH CARBON STEEL BELTS
MBX Bristle Blaster Electric Tool, 3200 rmp plus:
1 each 23 and 11 mm Housings
5 each 23 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
5 each 11 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
1 Blow Mold Tool Case

122-10001

MBX PNEUMATIC BRISTLE BLASTER KIT WITH STAINLESS STEEL BELTS
MBX Bristle Blaster Pneumatic Tool, 3500 rmp w/ari cooling & noise recuction plus:
1 each 23 and 11 mm Housings & 1 each 23 and 11 mm Air Pressure Regulators
5 each 23 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
5 each 11 mm Stainless Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
1 Blow Mold Tool Case

122-10010

MBX PNEUMATIC BRISTLE BLASTER KIT WITH CARBON STEEL BELTS
MBX Bristle Blaster Pneumatic Tool, 3500 rmp w/ari cooling & noise recuction plus:
1 each 23 and 11 mm Housings & 1 each 23 and 11 mm Air Pressure Regulators
5 each 23 mm Carbon Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
5 each 11 mm Carbon Steel Bristle Blasting Belts
1 Blow Mold Tool Case

122-10022

23-MM STAINLESS STEEL BRISTLE BLASTING BELT
Wire 0.7 mm stainless surgical spring steel
Tips angled, hardened, sharpened
Finish coarse, sandblast-like texture

122-10021

11-MM STAINLESS STEEL BRISTLE BLASTING BELT
Wire 0.7 mm carbon spring steel
Tips angled, hardened, sharpened
Finish coarse, sandblast-like texture

122-10005

23-MM CARBON STEEL BRISTLE BLASTING BELT
Wire 0.7 mm carbon spring steel
Tips angled, hardened, sharpened
Finish coarse, sandblast-like texture

122-10006

11-MM CARBON STEEL BRISTLE BLASTING BELT
Wire 0.7 mm carbon spring steel
Tips angeled, hardened, sharpened
Finish coarse, sandblast-like texture