Air Blasting

Empire Abrasive Equipment

Empire specializes in the design and manufacture of air-blast equipment and continues as an industry leader for almost 75 years.  Today, Empire produces the most extensive line of air-blast products in the world.

In addition to ProFinish® Systems, our product line includes ProFormer ™ manual cabinets, Econo-Finish® and Modofied manual blast cabinets, Suberblast Portable Blasters, Pre-Engineered Blast Booth Sytmes (PEB), Field Erected Custom Blast Rooms, fully Automated Air-blast Systems and Robotic Blast Systems.

Empire Abrasive Equipment Company’s reputation as a leader in air-blast technology is the result of meeting our customer’s demand for quality equipment and systems that deliver increased productivity.

We support our equipment with training, technical service, turnkey installation and lab testing.  When you need advice, assistance, equipment or spare parts, on short notice, our global distributor network assures assistance is nearby.

Indexing Turntable systems have been a staple in the manufacturing industry for many years.   An indexing turntable provides precise positioning of the work piece in front of blasting nozzles for guaranteed repeatability of process requirements.  These units allow for a variety of loading and unloading options, ranging from simple manual operation to more sophisticated robotic operations.

If your operations involve cleaning with chemicals, acid etching or dipping, liquid honing, wire brushing, sanding, deburring, grinding or peening, moving up to a Pro-Finish® cabinet will normally expedite work, improve quality and eliminate the environmental problems associated with chemical finishing.

Our batch processing systems, which include both continuous and indexing turntable machines, are ideal for parts requiring long blast cycles. In the typical work scenario, the operator loads work pieces onto the turntable, sets the timer, starts the machine and returns when the cycle is completed. By adding a blowoff manifold and timer, which automatically remove residual material from the part and turntable, the operator is freed from the often dusty task of manual blow-off.

Empire's PF-4848-RS with a 36-inch turntable, our PF-6060-RS with a 48-inch turntable and the PF- 7272-RS with a 60-inch turntable feature rotating blast guns that assure even coverage. Blast-head and tablerotation speeds are both variable to meet a wide range of production requirements. Rotary blast heads for these machines are available with four, six or nine blast guns.

  • Consolidate all Systems in One Enclosure
  • Move Easily between Work Areas
  • Hook Up with Only Two Connections

Empire ProFormer™ cabinets put it all together in a single assembly that's easy to move and simple to hook up. These cabinets require only two connections, air and electrical, and include features offered in our high production Pro-Finish® line. Plus, they come in two sizes: the 3642 with interior working dimensions of 36 inches deep by 42 inches wide by 48 inches high and its bigger brother, the 4652, with working space of 46 inches by 52 inches by 48 inches.

Ergo-Blast cabinets accent the scope of Empire's Pro-Finish® line, the world's most rugged, reliable and versatile blast-cabinet system. By focusing on operator performance, Ergo-Blast cabinets give manufacturers an edge in many hands-on processes.

    • Reduce Operator Fatigue
    • Extend Productive Working Hours

• Powers Part Rotation (3 to 30 rpm)
• Great Buy for Simple Air-Blast Automation

Like Empire’s SPF 3830 System, the 2424 Model delivers the repeatability of automated air blasting, but in a simpler design and at a lower price – all without compromising on essentials such as media reclamation and dust collection.

Indexing Turntable systems have been a staple in the manufacturing industry for many years.   An indexing turntable provides precise positioning of the work piece in front of blasting nozzles for guaranteed repeatability of process requirements.  These units allow for a variety of loading and unloading options, ranging from simple manual operation to more sophisticated robotic operations.

Empire offers a variety of standard platforms along with custom systems to accomodate almost any size work piece.  Depending on customers production requirements, configurations can range from 2 -24 rotating part stations.  Along with precise positioning of the indexing turntable, the rotating part stations add to the assurance of quality and complete part coverage during the blasting cycle.  These systems also allow for a variety of nozzle manipulation packages ranging from simple stationary nozzles, horizontal/vertical linear operations to more sophisticated robotic movement.

If your operations involve cleaning with chemicals, acid etching or dipping, liquid honing, wire brushing, sanding, deburring, grinding or peening, moving up to a Pro-Finish® cabinet will normally expedite work, improve quality and eliminate the environmental problems associated with chemical finishing.