Ibix is world leader in portable compressed air blasting equipment. Using state of the art materials and precision engineering means lightweight industrial Ibix blasters can be taken anywhere, and restore a beautifully clean surface to almost anything. Ibix science and expertise in micro abrasion control has made it the trusted surface cleaning technology for the restoration of priceless heritage monuments such as the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Eiffel Tower.
From spot blasting rust and removing paint, to antifouling boats and delicately restoring their timber decks, versatile Ibix portable blasters have a thousand uses.
Ibix portable blasters are light, precise, and engineered with a wide range of adjustments to allow accurate cleaning of multiple surfaces with multiple blast media options.
Media used include GMA garnet, Armex soda blasting, Ibix calcium carbonate, organic materials (walnut shell, corn etc.), glass bead, plastic bead, dry ice. Sizes 38μm – 1200μm.
Ibix Blaster Benefits
Ibix systems only require one operator. Their compact size means your blaster can be operated without causing disruption even in high traffic areas. Light weight and compact design mean it can be lifted into restricted spaces, and used on roofs, scaffolds etc. Ibix blasters used in open spaces do not require bulky protection gear mounted around them.
Using safe inert media like quality Australian garnet or calcium carbonate, means your compact Ibix blaster can safely clean machines, press and stamping moulds etc. in factories, without disrupting production on other lines. Using sodium bicarbonate allows food production machinery to be safely cleaned without contamination. The units are CE marked.
High level media control means excellent uniform results are achieved using less media – reducing cost, and waste collection. Correct choice of media allows effective cleaning of a large range of surfaces. Ibix technology can in many cases achieve the same or even better results than laser cleaning at a fraction of the cost and time usually associated with that method. Low air consumption reduces compressor costs.
Ibix units can be modified for offshore applications and are PED-certified. The Ibix offshore version has a tested and certified swaged hose.
Surfaces Ibix blasters will clean include steel, stainless steel, aluminium, glass, polished marble, concrete, masonry, sandstone, limestone, brick, polished granite, wood, paint, GRP, rubber, brass, copper, chrome, stucco, terracotta, glazed tile, plaster, teak, oak panel, glass.
Each model can be fitted to operate in one of three different modes.
- The Ibix Dry blaster system replaces manual sanding, scraping, wire brushing, chemical paint stripping etc. It saves work time and labour cost, and is an indispensable maintenance tool for engineering workshops, machinery maintenance crews, oil rigs, railways, and many other sites.
- The Ibix H2O adds a wet option – allowing dust management using a low pressure atomised water spray incorporated with the blasting media.
- Ibix Helix is a patented gun designed for cleaning delicate and heritage surfaces. Its low velocity and tangential impact mean minimal impact and faster cleaning of a greater surface area.
Ibix Helix is a patented gun designed for cleaning delicate and heritage surfaces. Its low velocity and tangential impact mean minimal impact and faster cleaning of a greater surface area.
Ibix also has a range of spares, parts, and specialised adaptations, e.g. lances to reach high areas, and others to clean swimming pools. Also dustless dry blasting vacuum attachments.
Ibix units use a unique pistol style gun and nozzle arrangement which doubles as a deadman system for greater safety. The gun’s trigger has no effect unless a safety catch is first depressed, and there is also an excessive pressure release valve. The light weight reduces the risk of strains and injuries. The wet or vacuum systems combined with inert or organic blast media and carefully controlled pressures minimise potential dust hazards.