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Machine Operation For Model SSB-3O™

The SSB-30™ model is built with the same concept / design as all of the "ShotBoy" and "Super ShotBoy" type of engineering concepts and patents.

Regardless of its size, it must be portable.

It possesses our unique (patented) high speed throwing wheel (Turbine Style). These extremely high Impeller speeds makes us one of a kind.

It also is built with the insulation materials; for sound proof which makes our equipment much quieter. The use of special Insulation Material on the Inner Chamber for cold temperature containment cold, allows us to claim that our machines consume the least amount of liquid nitrogen in our industry

The features on this model is as the Super ShotBoy "Electric" models;

  • Programmable computer (with our own created software)
  • IO" color monitor
  • Electric Parts Basket & Impeller drive motors
  • Bar Code Reader system
  • High velocity impact (Impeller speed & Media particulate)
  • Enclosed Electrical compartment in back housing of the unit (with swinging doors), (equipped with lock/key latch)
  • Media/Flash Separator - Housed in the lower compartment (away from the hostile environment)
  • Automated main (Blast Chamber) door & Parts Basket assembly

This feature is as follows:

1) Main door to Blast Chamber is in the open and ready to load parts position.
2) Parts Basket assembly is on a 30º angle with the top area open and where the parts will be loaded (placed) in. Either manually or with the use of a conveyor (parts mover).
3) Once the Parts Basket is loaded with parts (product), the Door/Basket assembly can be directed to close, this will draw the basket into the Blast Chamber & into position, the sealing surfaces will seal.
4) As the other SSB'S, the deflashing data can now be entered into the computer (program), unless it is already in the stored section of the computer, then the operator only needs to recall the program (part number, etc.) to retrieve the data, to begin the deflashing cycle.
5) The computer will control all functions, for example: the machine will first start into a cool down mode, where the Parts Basket will rotate (tumble) to set RPM's and the liquid nitrogen will flow into the Blast Chamber to reach set temperature.

Once the temperature has reached within 10º F to the set temperature, the Throw Wheel (Impeller) will start rotating to the set RPMS. The Separator (which is located in the lower compartment) will start. The Media Assist function will start allowing clean/dry shop air or gaseous nitrogen (GN 2) to flow through a sequence of nozzles. The Air or GN 2 force feeds the deflashing media particulate from the Media Hopper (reservoir) through the feed tube and Sight Glass (on the front face panel) and into the Throw Wheel housing. Thus, the Impeller then shoots it into the Blast Chamber (into the Parts Basket) and onto the parts, removing the excess/flash.

The media particulate and flash will come out of the Parts Basket, go down through the Drain Port, and into the Separator. Which will then separate the media particulate from the heavier flash sending the flash to the Flash Reservoir (located in the lower compartment, in the right floor quadrant). The media particulate will then go into the Media Hopper (located in the left floor quadrant). The media particulate is again forcefed as previously mentioned over & over (repeatedly).

Once the selected cycle time has been completed, all of the functions will stop except for the Parts Basket. It will continue to rotate to the set time (Post Tumble), to get rid of excess media particulate which was left in the basket. At this same time the Door Blast feature will start. This Door Blast feature is where air or GN 2 will blow off the ledge surface inside the Blast Chamber & Door inner surface. This is to have as little media particulate spill out as possible.

There is a Media Catch tray located directly on the front face/under the door opening surfaces. This is to catch any particulate which the Door Blast feature may have left.

Upon the completion of the deflashing cycle and post tumble, a computer function will continue to rotate the Parts Basket until it has sensed that it is in the "Home" position. This means that the motor drive shaft head and the Basket/Door assembly are in line. An indication of this cycle end is shown by the strobe light on the top/center of the machine, flashing for (10) ten seconds - or longer, to activate thus opening the door, bringing the Parts Basket and the Door out together.

Once this has happened the "Actuator" device (in the center of the door) can be engaged. This will automatically rotate the Parts Basket counter-clockwise/downward, parts will fall out onto a conveyor or box.

The "Actuator" device can now be commanded to relocate the parts basket to its load position. More parts, another (pre-counted) load, can be placed into the Parts Basket.

Commanding the Door/Basket assembly to close, latching the main door, locate and the Parts Basket Assembly be ready to start another cycle. By activating the computer to start the deflashing cycle you can continue on with the deflashing production.

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C.D.S., Inc.
Cryogenic Deflashing and Deburring Systems

1701 E. Edinger Avenue, Bldg. G-2
Santa Ana, CA92705-5005
Tel: (714) 564-1020   Fax: (714) 564-1025