Blasting large parts is an important aspect of many industries, but traditional blast rooms can be costly and complicated to set up. That’s why Empire has developed a solution with everything you need for an efficient and safe blasting experience, and at a fraction of the cost. Introducing Empire’s Pre-Engineered Blast Booths, available in five sizes with heights ranging from 10 to 12 feet. Continue reading “Empire’s Pre-Engineered Blast Booths (PEB)”
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Empire’s Pre-Engineered Blast Booths (PEB)
Sandblasting in a Nutshell
Sandblasting is the process of propelling abrasive materials onto a surface using high pressure to remove contaminants, alter the texture, or prepare it for subsequent coating or painting. It is also an efficient way to get surfaces clean and ready for further processing. Thus, the technique has various applications in different industries, such as automotive, construction, marine, and aerospace.
The term “sandblasting” implies that sand is the predominant abrasive material utilized. However, this is not entirely accurate. While sand could be used as an abrasive material, it presents considerable risks to the operator and the environment.
This article explores the misconception surrounding using sand and the alternate abrasive compounds that can be utilized for optimal outcomes. Continue reading “Sandblasting in a Nutshell”
How To Choose the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinets
Abrasive blasting is a technique to modify any surface and make it smooth, rough, clean, and finished. It is also the preferred treatment method for various surfaces — from soft metals to plastics — without the risk of distorting, corroding, or surface impregnation. Cabinets or systems used for abrasive blasting have nearly limitless applications, including cleaning, particle removal, deburring, etching, and finishing.
For nearly 75 years, Empire Abrasive Equipment has provided high-quality air-blast products. We are the industry leader in developing and manufacturing advanced air-blast machinery that meets the needs of our customers. We also gained a competitive edge in air-blast technology by delivering innovative products and solutions.
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What To Look For in Abrasive Blasting Equipment
Abrasive blasting equipment is a powerful and effective tool for surface cleaning, preparation, and finishing. It propels abrasive materials at high speeds using compressed air or water to remove rust, paint, and other unwanted substances. As a result, this method is widely utilized in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries.
With the proper equipment and techniques, abrasive blasting can achieve a uniform, smooth surface finish, making it an indispensable tool for industrial applications. Consequently, there are several factors to consider when purchasing abrasive blasting equipment to ensure you get the right tool for your needs.
Utilizing the proper abrasive blasting equipment ensures that the process is safe, effective, economical, and environmentally friendly. It will also guarantee you a high-quality finish on the surface being worked on.
The following are several factors and features you should consider when selecting a blasting tool: Continue reading “What To Look For in Abrasive Blasting Equipment”
Automated Shot Peening Machines
At the core of all blasting processes is the concept of transferring impact energy on to the component being processed. Though the visual appeal of a shot peening machine is very similar to a conventional ‘blast cleaning’ machine, the process is quite different. Shot peening is all about controlling the process of blasting. Shot peening is driven, protected and monitored by audits and specifications. Conformance to such audits and specifications is the only way one can achieve repeatable, accurate and consistent peening results. Empire offers a variety of platforms to meet any customer’s part configurations and specifications.