Empire Product Spotlight | In-Line XL Abrasive Blast System

A prominent manufacturer’s application required pressure blasting 60” wide x 156” long flat plates. Empire custom engineered an In-line Abrasive Blast System with integrated Powered Roller Conveyors, which enables part loading and unloading via fork truck. A Continuous 66” wide Ultrawear-Clad Belt Conveyor with variable speed control permits part handling through the blast chamber. While…

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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,…

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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: 

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Finding the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinets

Abrasive blasting is a type of media blasting in which abrasive material is propelled onto a surface at high pressure. This method has been used for over five decades in various industries and applications. Furthermore, abrasive blasting is commonly used to smooth rough surfaces and remove paint, grime, or other undesirable substances from metal, plastic materials, and other composites.

An abrasive blast cabinet is a confined machine with a nozzle that discharges abrasive materials onto the work surface. There are different types of commercially available abrasive blasting cabinets, each with specifications and capabilities. With so many options, choosing the right cabinet for your needs can take time and effort.

This article will cover the things to take into account when choosing the best abrasive blast cabinet for your application.

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Abrasive Blast Equipment Options

For nearly 75 years, Empire Abrasive Equipment has been a pioneer in developing and manufacturing groundbreaking air-blast machinery. We deliver quality products and systems with a competitive advantage in air-blast technology. Our team of experts is happy to provide turnkey installation, training, technical assistance, and lab testing for our equipment to ensure that we meet…

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