2648vx Automatic Recycling Sandcarving System

2648vx Automatic Recycling Sandcarving System



A lineage of strength

Building on the Rayzist tradition, the 2648VX Super Grit Pit is artfully engineered for commercial production sandcarving. This large blasting cabinet has a full front door that allows for larger projects to be easily placed and removed. The cabinet also has a unique design for the blasting slot. There are no arm holes on this system. A blasting slot allows for extraordinary range of movement. This system is loaded with features such as a huge viewing window and stellar lighting provides optimal vision and performance. The inside of the cabinet is lined with neoprene to protect your glass and create an enhanced contrast of your etching. The large workspace, unique front door and controlled lighting are features that are highly desired by glass artists.

Additional information

Weight1150 lbs
Dimensions43.5 × 54 × 86 in



What is the purpose of the blasting slot verses arm holes?

A – The slot allows unrestricted movement across the width of the cabinet to blast large items.

B – In a production setting the open arm slot allows for a quick entry and exit of items.

What is the largest item that can be sandcarved in the 2648VX?

The inside blasting area measures 48.5″W x 24″D x 40″H

What type of materials can be sandcarved in the 2648VX?

he 2648VA system can sandcarve on glass, crystal, wood, natural stone and virtually any hard surface.

What portion of the cabinet is lined with neoprene?

There is neoprene place on the two Vortex Systems that are located inside the blasting cabinet.

What type of brush is placed in the blasting slot?

The blasting slot has a soft brush and a layer of neoprene material.


Pressure Pot

This 50 lb., ASME-certified pressure vessel houses the abrasive. It automatically filters out debris to prevent clogging. Our exclusive 45 degree angle design allows for a more consistent sandflow.

Dual Vortex Technology

Vortex technology automatically separates the usable abrasive from the unusable abrasive, maximizing the recycle rate of your blasting media.

During blasting, Vortex sends the abrasive into an airwash, which automatically filters the finest dust particles and debris from the usable abrasive. The dust and debris are directed into the HEPA filtration system, ultimately ending up in the disposable liner; the usable abrasive is redirected back into your system for reuse.

Premium Dust Filtration System

This exclusive, built-on dust filtration system incorporates a mechanical shaker to protect you from exposure to airborne dust while you are sandcarving, and even during maintenance dust removal. The dust filtration system efficiently separates the worn abrasive using eleven woven polyester, HEPA filtration Teflon bags. The unusable abrasive is then emptied into the clear disposable liner.

HEPA Filtration

The Premium Dust Collector incorporates an efficient HEPA filtration and separation. Built-in HEPA filtration allows for separation and capture of 99.7 of the dust particles as you are sandcarving. As a result, your sandcarving work area remains cleaner at all times.

Clear Disposable Liner

This accessible, removable clear liner stores your unusable abrasive until you are ready to throw it out. The clear liner is attached to the lower chamber of the Premium Dust Filtration System; because the bag is transparent, you can easily see when it needs to be emptied.

1/2 Horsepower High Efficient Motor

The 1/2 horsepower, low maintenance motor optimizes the output of your sandcarving system. The powerful 740 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) motor will withstand years of operation.

Ergonomic Cabinet Design

The cabinet design follows the contours of your natural position while sandcarving, which allows you to work comfortably and more productively.


The system is built to last for years, with total seam-welded, 14 gage steel construction and an epoxy powder-coated finish. The epoxy powder-coated finish resists rust as well as chips, scratches and wears better than other types of finishes.

Full Size Front Entry Door

The full-size door creates an entry opening large enough to easily place sizeable projects inside the cabinet. The large entry also allows you to inspect your project prior to completion, without having to remove it from the cabinet.

Large Padded Arm Entry

This large padded arm entry allows you to insert or remove compact projects from the cabinet, without having to open the doors. Plus, your range of motion while carving is maximized by the 38in. by 9in. arm entry area, which is padded to minimize stress on your forearms. The opening is lined with a neoprene curtain and a nylon bristle brush; the neoprene curtain keeps your abrasive inside the cabinet and the nylon bristle makes for a comfortable working area.

Adjustable Blasting Shelf

The blasting shelf can be adjusted to accommodate different-sized projects. This multiple level adjustable shelf is perfect for heavy glass projects.

Oversized Viewing Window

The oversized laminated safety glass provides superior visibility while sandcarving. The oversized viewing window can easily be replaced.

Foot Switch Valve

This new footswitch valve provides longer performance and is very low maintenance in comparison to the former footswitch valve. It also optimizes air and sand flow to your hoses.

Heavy Duty Blasting Hose

The 10 ft. heavy duty hose is flexible and provides adequate sand flow and longer blasting usage.

Carbide Nozzle

The durable 3/32-inch carbide nozzle is versatile and easy to use for any sandcarving project. It comes with an adapter and O-ring.

Pressure Regulator/Water Separator

This unit regulates the amount of air pressure and sand flow (PSI) being sent to your blasting hose/nozzle and efficiently separates the water content. We have combined the two functions into one unit to minimize space. Standard features include an auto-relieving moisture drain to remove water drops and oil from compressed air, a push-down locking adjustment knob to change pressure settings, pressure gauge, liquid level indicator and manual relieving valve.

Exclusive Air Curtain

The Exclusive Max Flow Air Curtain directs air across your viewing window to remove dust and ensure maximum visibility while sandcarving. This process is made possible by a vent above the viewing window. Also, helps prevent dust and overspray to your viewing window.

LED Lighting

2648VX is equipped with LED side and overhead lights. Separate switches for the Premium Dust Filtration System, stationary lights and the auxiliary adjustable lights allow you to adjust your working environment for optimal vision and performance.

Epoxy Powder Coated

The system is Epoxy Powder Coated inside and outside with a two-tone epoxy powder coated for durable and resistant finish.

Powder Coating is a process called “Electrostatic Spray Deposition” (ESD) and is used to achieve the application of the epoxy powder coating to a metal substrate. An epoxy resin is cross-linked with a co-reactant or hardener, which when properly catalyzed and applied, the epoxies produce a hard, chemical and solvent resistant finish. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded part.
Powder coating results in a thick, dense finish on metal products which are more durable and last longer than conventional or industrial painting. Rayzist Photomask spends the extra effort and costs to ensure every sandcarving and automatic washout system is epoxy powder coated to produce the most durable finish.

Treated Cabinet Interior

The interior of the cabinet is treated with a black powder coat and neoprene lining to enhance your viewing contrast while protecting your glass at the same time.


Locking wheels give you the flexibility to move your system when required.

Technical Details

2648VX Manual

2648VX Cabinet Specs:

Inside Workspace: 24″d x 48.5″w x 40″h

Outside Dimensions: 43.5″d x 54″w x 86″h

Shipping Weight: 1150lbs.

The standard unit is 110 volt, 15 amp (220v 50h Power Conversion Upgrade Available)

Compressed Air Requirements: 5.5 CFM (or greater) at 90 psi to facilitate blasting pressures of 30 psi using 3/32″ nozzle.


  • Lifetime warranty on cabinet construction
  • 1-year warranty on the motor
  • 90-day warranty on water separator/regulator
  • 90-day warranty on foot pedal, foot switch valve and heavy-duty blasting hose


Why has air and abrasive stopped flowing out of the nozzle when the foot pedal is engaged?

The most common issue is a clog. A clog can consist of a small piece of sandcarving film or debris. Follow the steps below to unclog the blasting stream.
A. Remove nozzle and nozzle holder. Look through nozzle and confirm that there is no obstruction. If nozzle is clear, set aside and proceed to following steps.
B. Close sandflow valve.

C. Open airflow valve 100%.
D. Set on pedal.

E. If no air flows through sandblast hose, open the sandflow valve and close the blasting air valve. Increase blasting pressure 5-10PSI and step on foot pedal.

F. Once clog is removed reset air and sand flow valves, replace nozzle.

Is it normal to have large burst of abrasive come out of my nozzle during sandcarving?

A burst of abrasive is normal when first stepping on the foot pedal. If there is a burst of abrasive during sandcarving then the sand flow valve is open more than the airflow valve and the sand flow valve needs to close slightly. Close sandflow valve about a 1/4″ and step on the foot pedal for 20-30 seconds.

Why does it seem have more air than sand/abrasive coming out of the nozzle?

If it appears the air is taking over the sand blast stream then close the airflow valve slightly about a 1/4″. Step on the pedal for 20-30 seconds and repeat if air is still taking over sand flow. The sandflow and airflow valve should be at equal parts, 50%.

Why does the abrasive and air continue to flow when the foot pedal is disengaged?

A – Confirm the air compressor output pressure is set to a minimum of 90PSI to Sandcarving System.

B – If the air compressor output pressure is set correctly, next confirm the tube sleeve inside Foot Switch Valve has not worn through creating a pinhole.

How can I limit the media on the arm pad and on the floor?

The open arm slot is great to use for an entry and exit, but if media is on the item when exiting the blasting cabinet then that media will fall on the arm pad and floor.

A. Use a blow gun inside the cabinet to blow off media on etched item.

B. Clap your hand prior to exiting the blasting cabinet.
C. Optional, 4 arm hole slot panel can be purchased to replace open arm slot.


The 2648VX ships in a large slat crate. The crate can only be shipped to a location with a forklift or loading dock.
Shipping weight: 1150lbs
Crate dimensions: 54”L x 56”W x 98”H


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