Empire Abrasive Equipment News

Expanding The Empire – Empire Abrasive Equipment Completes New Building Expansion

Late Spring 2016 – Empire Abrasive Equipment Company, a leading producer of air-blast equipment, announced today the completion of a significant expansion to their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Designed to accommodate the growth of its custom automated blast cleaning systems, the additional manufacturing space will position the company to meet current and future sales growth while reducing overall manufacturing costs.
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Automation Overview: TT20 Indexing Turntable Machines

Indexing Turntables are among the most common equipment to automate your blast operation. Their design has certain inherent features that promote versatility, ease and economy of operation. Such machines are often classified by their main table size, quantity of nozzles, and type of media propulsion, i.e. suction and pressure.

Empire TT Indexing Turntable Machines are manufactured in three standard versions, TT-20 (20″ diameter), TT-36 (30″ diameter) and TT-48 (48″ diameter). Our focus for discussion here is the smallest of the range, TT-20.

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Eliminate The Guesswork When Blasting And Peening – Empire Demo Lab

Welcome to the most sophisticated and comprehensive test facility for airblast peening and cleaning applications. Welcome to the Demo Lab at Empire in Langhorne, PA (USA).

Whether you are an existing user of cleaning or peening equipment, or a novice to the process, the Empire Demo Lab has tremendous potential with tips to increase your productivity and add to the profitability of your operation.

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Modified Blast Cabinets for Parts Processing

For many blast cleaning or peening applications, a part’s finishing specifications may be beyond the capabilities of a standard blasting cabinet. Empire is able to take the standard product line and modify the cabinets and technology to fit the application requirements. As an example, a customer may have a part that weighs 2,000lbs.; however the standard Pro Finish cabinet can only handle a 1,000lb capacity. Through Empire’s modified program, the upgraded design could include a raising the gloves and window in the cabinet to accommodate the customer’s largest part an in/out turntable or modified DC drive for part handling.

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Advanced Automation: Pre-Engineered to Custom-Built Systems

Empire offers two distinct approaches to achieve the best finishing solution for each robotic application.  The first approach is a pre-engineered blasting system. These systems have two types of design layouts starting with two forms of pedestal-mounted robot machines and an inverted robot machine. Most applications fit these machines with the ability to process parts up to 2ft dia. x 2ft high. In each solution the robot is manipulating the blast nozzle.  Each design includes a dc motor-driven 7th axis that can be upgraded to a servo-driven axis which provides the operator with infinite flexibly and more precision.

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