We’d like to take a minute and lookback at the lifespan of our good old faithful Shot Blast Machine!
Some might say, how can you be sentimental over a bit of machinery! Well, we say – that machinery has helped us service the customers we have grown to have today.
Our old Shot Blast Machine has been in service for the best part of 20 years, always faithful and always reliable!
Facts and a Fond Farewell…
Here’s some facts on our good old faithful Shot Blast Machine that has now earned her place in retirement.[box type=”note” align=”alignleft” width=”800″ ]
- First purchased 20 years ago
- Operational from 2000 – 2020
- Shotblasted over 4 million pieces of system scaffolding, ground, civil and construction products
- Approximate tonnage of 115,000 tonnes of equipment [/box]
As part of the new generation of St Helens Plant and our machinery and equipment upgrade programme, we decided it was better to end on a high, going out as good as she always was!
20 years is a long-life for any type of machinery that has handled over 4 million pieces of equipment. It was also time to adopt newer technology to provide incraesed output ability.
Old Shot Blast Machine
The Ses Pangborn Shot Blast Machine (opperational from 2000 – 2020)
Out with Old and In with the New…
As one retires another begins, here we introduce our all-new, latest technology mammoth of a Shot Blast Machine! Designed to provide just as long of a lifespan – with increased output ability.
After a mega move and installation process during December 2020, our new Shot Blast Machine is now fully operational.
New Shot Blast Machine
The Pangborn 4D 1500/1000 V blast system is powered by 4x 15kw Acu-Strike blast wheels, this roller conveyor blast system has a blast zone of 1500mm wide x 1000mm high.
Delivery and Installation
We look forward to the output our new Shot Blast Machine can achive over the next 20 years, being a mommoth of a machine and of course, our piece de resistance!
We also look back at the progression St Helens Plant has made over the last 20 years and are proud to now have the younger generations Christopher and Phillip Pilling operating the company, and progressing with our machinery and equipment upgrade programme.