Empire has paved the way for specialized testing using automated systems with advanced robotics and precision controls for uniform media dispersal. Once more, our Product Support Managers have tested parts for a wide variety of industries. These applications include surface preparation, non-destructive cleaning, controlled stripping, and coating removal.
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Application: Abrasive blasting cleaning of motorcycle exhaust parts prior to coating
A major supplier of exhaust pipes, mufflers, and exhaust shields to the motorcycle industry wanted to improve the efficiency of their blast cleaning operation. The existing process, that utilized two in-line automated blast cleaning systems, was extremely labor intensive, offered incomplete parts coverage and also resulted in an excessive loss of media.
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Application: Abrasive blast cleaning of hip and shoulder implants
A major manufacturer of hip and shoulder implants in the medical industry wanted to automate their abrasive blast cleaning procedure in order to improve the overall production process. The goal of the medical manufacturer was to increase the production rate by at least five hundred (500) hip and shoulder implants per eight-hour shift as well as to improve part consistency and quality.
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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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Application: Abrasive blast cleaning of stainless steel components for cosmetic reasons and to eliminate the need for additional finishing.
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