Viking Blast & Wash Systems (Rose Hill, KS) announces the release of the newest blaster in its Industrial line of pass through blasters. The RT 9618 is a new and redesigned unit with a blast width of 96" by 18" tall, and the unit's blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. This redesigned unit also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance protection, and comes with zero speed sensors as standard on the driven end of abrasive conveyance shafts, significantly reducing down time when components wear out or fail. The air intake is very aggressive and allows for application of more air through the abrasive stream, providing cleaner abrasive and a cleaner cabinet. Most applications are covered by the standard offering, but can also be fitted with a rotary scalping drum, air blow off systems, auxiliary abrasive hoppers and 20 HP, 25 HP, 30 HP or 40 HP blast wheels versus the standard 15 HP.