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.

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.

• Powers Part Rotation (3 to 30 rpm)
• Oscillates 4 Blast Guns up to 24”
• Automates Air Blasting Economically

(System can be upgraded with many standard factory options designed to meet your specific productions needs.)

• 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.

Empire has specialized in shot peen equipment for close to 50 years. 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. At the core of all blasting processes is the concept of transferring impact energy on to the component being processed. In shot peening, we monitor and control this impact energy by its major constituents – air pressure, media flow rate, constant media size, media shape and several other parameters.   Empire offers a variety of platforms to meet any customers part configurations and specifications.

The rotary head system was originally pioneered by Empire over 35 years ago. This unique method of blasting ensures complete part coverage, even with irregular shaped parts. Blasting is accomplished through Empire’s MH-3 suction type blast guns. The rotary head configuration is available in 4, 6 and 9 gun arrangements. These guns are mounted on a rotating assembly which includes media flow regulators and universally adjustable arms to position each blast gun. Each gun can be manually turned on and off to reduce air consumption when processing non complex parts. Once locked into place, the guns will not change position due to vibration, inertial loads, or other forces normal to the system. The head speed is easily adjustable from 0-60 RPM. The rotary head can be adapted to a variety of platforms shown below.

RBT36-F Robotic Blasting Cell

  • Advanced Automation
  • High-Efficiency Blast and Reclaim
  • Intelligent Blasting, Smartly Priced

Empire's new RBT36-F robotic pressure-blast system opens the door for many firms to cash in on the benefits of high precision air blasting. Capable of processing parts up to 12 inches in diameter by 12 inches tall, the RBT36-F employs a Fanuc 6-axis robot to control nozzle movement plus a DC or Servo drive to control part movement, enabling users to assure the quality control and deliver the process validation so often required by today's aerospace, automotive and medical-equipment sectors.


Empire's Pre-Engineered Blast Booths (PEB) feature the essentials of blast rooms at a fraction of the cost. These ten-foot-High booths not only include the hardware required to strip large parts fast. They also reclaim media, remove dust and breathe fresh air into the work enclosure with Empire's exclusive Booth Ventilation System (BVS).

    • Facilitate Customer Assembly
    • Include a "Tunable" Media Reclaim System
    • Simplify Safety & Environmental Compliance