Tabletop Conformal Coating Removal System

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September 3, 2013
TMD Staff

The TURBO-Max SWAM-Blaster CCR-MAX-MV2L is a tabletop workstation for removing conformal coatings from components and printed circuit boards without the use of chemicals. The system incorporates Crystal Mark’s MV-2L Micro Abrasive Blaster, an ionized ergonomic work chamber, a point ionizer at nozzle, and a compact filter system. The all-in-one workstation fits on most benches and for the safe and effective removal of conformal coatings – from a pinpoint area to an entire circuit card assembly.

Micro-abrasive blasting combines very fine particles and compressed air with a nozzle to focus on the area requiring cleaning. Environmentally friendly Carbo Blast media safely and selectively remove most types of conformal coatings including: acrylics, epoxy, silicones, polyurethanes, and parylene – without causing mechanical or ESD damage. Sodium bicarbonate, walnut shell, and plastic media can also be used. An operator can switch between white and ultra-violet light for coatings that have UV identifiers. The workstation has a built-in filter/vacuum and is easy to set up and use. Facilities require is a single electrical and single air line.

Also available are arm supports for the system that reduce operator fatigue and will fit any Crystal Mark Inc. work chamber, work cell, or turbo series cabinets. These arm supports not only eliminate fatigue but they also improve production and increase quality.


  • Model/Part Number: CCR-MAX-MV2L
  • Power: 115V/60Hz, 1 phase, 2amps
  • Blower Motor: 100W
  • Chamber Interior: 24" x 17" x 19"
  • Window: Tempered Glass
  • Air Flow: 258cfm
  • Filer: Pleated Paper
  • Sound: Built into cabinet, 65db sound level
  • Air Requirement: 10cfm at 140psi max., 40psi min.
  • Weight: 160 lb

Medical Applications
Micro abrasive blasting provides a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution to surface treatment requirements in a range of medical applications.

It has been used to clean oxide and remelt from the sidewalls of a stent, selectively remove polymers from catheters and guide wires, and deburr the heel burr on needles. It can also be used to restore surface finishes to mold cavities and to clean and texture implantable devices, including titanium bone screws, prosthetics, and cardiac pacemakers.

Some applications:

  • Dental Implants
  • Implantable Medical Parts
  • Medical Electronics


Crystal Mark Inc.
Glendale, Calif.