Tech Tips

  • 10/10/2014in Tech Tips

    How to Remove Conformal Coating with a Sand Blaster

    STEP 1: Determine the type of conformal coating that needs to be removed Epoxy – Humidity, chemical, and abrasion resistant. Good dielectric properties. Acrylic – Humidity resistant and easy to work with. Poor chemical and abrasion resistance. Urethane –  Humidity, chemical, and abrasion resistant. Good dielectric properties. Sili...
  • 06/10/2014in Tech Tips

    Air Supply Connections for Blasters

    Customers occasionally inquire about the best way to connect their new Vaniman sandblaster to their air supply. The type of tubing and hardware that is being used dictates the best method of connecting the sandblaster.   1/4” Outer Diameter (OD) Tubing All Vaniman sandblasters include two fittings, one of which is a quick disconnect fitting RE...
  • 27/08/2014in Tech Tips

    What Causes Blockage In The Blasting System?

    Moisture:  One problem our micro-blasting customers run into, is that their system gets clogged and stops working properly. This can be due to excessive moisture in the system causing the blasting media to form clumps and obstruct media and air. Below is an example of clumping media in a tank.   This moisture can be READ MORE »...
  • 21/07/2014in Tech Tips

    RED Dot Motor Replacement – Vanguard 2x, Voyager, Van-I-Vac, & Vanguard 1x

    PDF   ***The RED DOT MOTOR 97037 is replacing the “Blue Dot Technology” Motors 97006 & 97007*** ***The RED DOT MOTOR 97038 is replacing the “Blue Dot Technology” Motor 97005*** Diagnosing a bad motor 1. Motor sounds noisy. 2. Motor stops running or runs intermittently and brushes are still good.   Installation Instr...
  • 15/07/2014in Tech Tips

    Central Vs. Single Station Dust Collection

    Background The average size lab in the US employs 5-10 technicians.  Most of these labs use a single or dual station dust collectors that are either integrated into the workbench or more typically, located on the floor beneath or next to the workbench.  This type of unit is usually turned on and off by the READ MORE »...
  • 27/06/2014in Tech Tips

    What is the Cyclone Pre-filter Accumulator?

    The Accumulator is Vaniman’s very own cyclone pre-filter. The attached dust collector pulls the air into the cyclone pre-filter’s vortex forcing heavier particles to fall into the Accumulator’s cup. This cup can easily be detached and emptied periodically. By reducing the amount of material the dust collector has to clean, the Accumulator will exte...
  • 11/06/2014in Tech Tips

    Shaker Motor Replacement

    Diagnosing a bad shaker motor 1. Shaker stops working 2. Shaker sounds noisy   Installation Instructions Replacing a StoneVac Shaker with quick slide connectors: 1. Remove the eight (8) screws with a Phillips head screwdriver from the top panel of the StoneVac unit. Slide the panel towards the front of the unit and then lift up READ MORE »...
  • 11/12/2013in Tech Tips

    How to Replace the Motor Brushes on a Vaniman Dust Collector

    Diagnosing Bad Brushes If your motor stopped working here are some questions you can ask yourself to diagnose your dust collector motor: 1. Do I have a brush motor? All of our dust collector motors have brushes in them except for the Stone Vac II Brushless and the V-Six. Some of the Stone Vac II READ MORE »...
  • 06/12/2013in Tech Tips

    How to Replace a Vanguard/Voyager/Van-I-Vac Motor and Brushes

    The Vanguard Series dust collectors were designed for the dental industry to collect material created from model trimming, grinding, and polishing such as porcelain dust, gypsum dust, abrasives, and mental filings. These units are extremely low maintenance, remain quiet at 55 decibels, have powerful suction, and filter particles as small as 1 micro...
  • 27/11/2013in Tech Tips

    How to Replace a Stone Vac II Motor

    From its HEPA filtration system to it unwavering suction, the Stone Vac II is the most versatile dust collector in the industry. This dust collector is a popular choice for heavy collection of all types of material, including abrasive. Depending on the applications, it can be used for up to four different stations at once. READ MORE »...