Manual System

New name, same MicroBlaster precision.

Automated system

All the benefits of a manual system with greater precision and efficiency.

Accuflo

A new name in blasting precision.

ProCenter Plus

The ultimate manual workstation

Advanced Lathe

Our proven platform for automated MicroBlasting.

JetCenter

An expanded version of our Advanced Lathe

Conformal Coating Removal

Don’t risk the integrity of your circuit boards with heat and corrosive acids. Take control of your process with MicroBlasting. Your operators will thank you – it’s quick to master and safe to use without special protective equipment. The accountants will too – when compared to other conformal coating removal methods, MicroBlasting has been repeatedly found to be the fastest and most cost-effective.

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How Microblasting Works

MicroBlasting uses a very fine abrasive media mixed with compressed dry air. The precision nozzle gives the abrasive stream laser beam focus. By directing this stream at a shallow angle, the operator can easily peel off thin layers of coating. rn

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Find the Right Abrasive for Your Coating

Coating Type
Suggested Pressure (PSI)
Recommended Abrasive
Acrylic
70
50
Wheat Starch
Walnut Shell
Epoxy
40
Sodium Bicarbonate
Silicone (thin layer)
35
60
70
Sodium Bicarbonate
Walnut Shell
Wheat Starch
Parylene
70
30
Wheat Starch
Plastic
Polyurethane
40
Sodium Bicarbonate
UV Epoxy
70
50
Wheat Starch
Plastic
UV Silicone
50
Plastic
  • Wheat Starch

    Wheat starch is the softest abrasive available for conformal coating removal applications. It has soft particles with shard-like edges, which make it excellent for abrading thin, pliable coatings like parylene and acrylic.

  • Plastic Media

    Plastic media is a gentle abrasive and works well against the broadest range of coatings. It is the utility player of conformal coating removal abrasives. It quickly removes parylene and thick coatings. It is slightly harder than wheat starch, and its particles are smaller than walnut shell. Plastic media is treated to reduce electrostatic discharge.

  • Walnut Shell

    If plastic media is not aggressive enough, try walnut shell. This is still one of our soft abrasives, so it is forgiving of operator error. But it features a slightly larger particle size with slightly sharper edges, which gives it greater cutting power.

  • Sodium Bicarbonate

    If plastic media is not aggressive enough, try walnut shell. This is still one of our soft abrasives, so it is forgiving of operator error. But it features a slightly larger particle size with slightly sharper edges, which gives it greater cutting power.

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The Ionizer Bar

Floods the entire work chamber with ionized air to neutralize static build-up. Built-in sensors monitor the effectiveness of the ion flow and indicator lights alert the operator to any changes in operation.

Grounded Handpiece

Works with the conductive nozzle to provide a conduit for static, sending it straight to the grounding jacks instead of onto a PCB.

Conductive Nozzle

Limits the potential for a charge to travel to the board from the abrasive hose. A conductive nozzle also blocks a charge that could arc from the operator. Should be used with the grounded handpiece.

Grounding Jacks

Provide convenient connection points for a wrist-stat, the edge grounding bar, and the needle probe.

Edge Conductor Grounding Bar

Grounds all edge pins on boards that have edge connectors. This bar is made of conductive rubber material and connects to a grounding jack on the floor of the ProCenter Plus.

Needle Probe

Pierces through the coating and grounds a target trace when the defect is known to be an open trace with no conductive path to ground.

Blacklight

Installed for coatings that are more easily visible under ultra-violet lighting.

Desiccant Air Dryer

Keeps abrasive dry for consistent blasting. Silica gel desiccant beads absorb moisture to dew points as low as -25°F at flow rates up to 7.5 SCFM. Color change beads turn from orange to green when it’s time to change them.

HEPA Filtration

A powerful dust collector with advanced downdraft technology, the ProCenter Plus comes equipped with an easy-to-replace HEPA filter. HEPA air filtration means 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micron in size are removed for a clean work environment.

Maintenance in Minutes

Emptying spent powder from the hopper isn’t the usual mess found with most dust collectors. When cleaning is necessary, removal of spent abrasive is quick and easy with a half-turn of a butterfly valve at the bottom of the hopper.

Simple to Move

Rolls easily through a standard doorway and has a footprint of only 30″ x 34″.

Powerful Enough for Production

Every facet of the design creates a rugged and efficient system.

Filter Mallet

The filter mallets allow the operator to quickly knock off spent abrasive that accumulates on the underside of the HEPA filter. Regular use of the filter mallets maintains air flow in the work chamber.

Transparent Cover

Easy to see when abrasive needs refilling.

Simple Tracking

The easy-to-read LCD display tracks blast cycles and hours, providing clear milestones for maintenance.

Easy Access

The top and back panels are completely removable for easy access to the color-coded components.

The PowderGate® Valve

Our patented PowderGate® valve is tremendously wear-resistant and functional in harsh environments compared to traditional pinch-valves.

The Ionizer Bar

Floods the entire work chamber with ionized air to neutralize static build-up. Built-in sensors monitor the effectiveness of the ion flow and indicator lights alert the operator to any changes in operation.

Grounded Handpiece

Works with the conductive nozzle to provide a conduit for static, sending it straight to the grounding jacks instead of onto a PCB.

Conductive Nozzle

Limits the potential for a charge to travel to the board from the abrasive hose. A conductive nozzle also blocks a charge that could arc from the operator. Should be used with the grounded handpiece.

Grounding Jacks

Provide convenient connection points for a wrist-stat, the edge grounding bar, and the needle probe.

Edge Conductor Grounding Bar

Grounds all edge pins on boards that have edge connectors. This bar is made of conductive rubber material and connects to a grounding jack on the floor of the ProCenter Plus.

Needle Probe

Pierces through the coating and grounds a target trace when the defect is known to be an open trace with no conductive path to ground.

Blacklight

Installed for coatings that are more easily visible under ultra-violet lighting.

Desiccant Air Dryer

Keeps abrasive dry for consistent blasting. Silica gel desiccant beads absorb moisture to dew points as low as -25°F at flow rates up to 7.5 SCFM. Color change beads turn from orange to green when it’s time to change them.

HEPA Filtration

A powerful dust collector with advanced downdraft technology, the ProCenter Plus comes equipped with an easy-to-replace HEPA filter. HEPA air filtration means 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micron in size are removed for a clean work environment.

Maintenance in Minutes

Emptying spent powder from the hopper isn’t the usual mess found with most dust collectors. When cleaning is necessary, removal of spent abrasive is quick and easy with a half-turn of a butterfly valve at the bottom of the hopper.

Simple to Move

Rolls easily through a standard doorway and has a footprint of only 30″ x 34″.

Powerful Enough for Production

Every facet of the design creates a rugged and efficient system.

Filter Mallet

The filter mallets allow the operator to quickly knock off spent abrasive that accumulates on the underside of the HEPA filter. Regular use of the filter mallets maintains air flow in the work chamber.

Transparent Cover

Easy to see when abrasive needs refilling.

Simple Tracking

The easy-to-read LCD display tracks blast cycles and hours, providing clear milestones for maintenance.

Easy Access

The top and back panels are completely removable for easy access to the color-coded components.

The PowderGate® Valve

Our patented PowderGate® valve is tremendously wear-resistant and functional in harsh environments compared to traditional pinch-valves.

Features

ProCenter Plus™ and AccuFlo®

Air Filter Efficiency: 99.97%

Sound Level: 68 dBA

Air Flow: 500 SCFM

$500 Off

Exclusive Offer

Mention code “CCR” in your message for $500 off of your ProCenterPlus ESD and AccuFlo package.

Features

ProCenter Plus™ and AccuFlo®

Air Filter Efficiency: 99.97%

Sound Level: 68 dBA

Air Flow: 500 SCFM

$500 Off

Exclusive Offer

Mention code “CCR” in your message for $500 off of your ProCenterPlus ESD and AccuFlo package.

Send Us Your Sample Part!

MicroBlasting’s benefits can be a bit of a mystery. Our applications engineers have the experience and complete test facilities to process your parts. If you think MicroBlasting may be appropriate for your application, our team would love the opportunity to help you out.

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