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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.

Since 1993, JRI Cleaning System is proud to be a continuing leader in the parts washing industry with one of the most complete lines of parts washers and parts cleaning systems. JRI Cleaning Systems, as well as being well finance and insured, is one of the largest and most experienced parts washer manufacturers in the United States. Our employees are committed to not only meeting, but exceeding our customers’ expectations; we are JRI Cleaning Systems, and we are proud to assist you with your washing needs.

With over 120 years of history and experience, we have provided finishing solutions for the Automotive, Aircraft and Aerospace, Orthodpedic and Medical, Sporting Goods, Plumbing Fixtures, Rental, and the Firearms and Defense industries.
If your industrial part needs deburring, polishing, buffing, brushing, burnishing, descaling, grinding, washing/cleaning, or the surface improved or prepared for plating, Hammond Roto-Finish has a solution for you. As a machine manufacturer of both custom and stock machines we listen to the customers needs and offer solutions that will best suit them.

Gibson separates itself in the industry by gaining a deep understanding of what best suits the customer's process and designing a solution to fill the need.  As an original equipment manufacturer, we pride ourselves on our customer success stories.  Our 100% focus on shot-blasting solutions has made us very good at what we do.  Our emphasis, as always, is on quality, process, customer service and unbiased processing recommendations.  This has served - and will continue to serve - as the foundation for our business

Empire's Modified Pro-Finish® Cabinets... an economical approach to specialized finishing and surface preparation.

If your application is highly specialized, you can take advantage of the benefits of a Pro-Finish system. We can economically tailor a cabinet to meet your specific needs and reduce lead times over custom engineered purpose-built equipment.

Empire Modified Pro-Finish® Cabinets are re-engineered to meet individual work piece and process requirements.

If you are confronted with a unique application or want to accelerate production rates through partial automation, Empire can meet your needs. Empire has created hundreds of modified cabinets to satisfy focused customer needs in a wide range of industries.

Empire's FaStrip® cabinets provide a safe, efficient alternative to chemical stripping and cleaning of parts. Designed specifically for use with plastic media, FaStrip cabinets strip coatings from metallic and composite materials quickly and thoroughly without adverse effects on substrates. Materials on which these plastic media cabinets create the necessary etch for superior bonding of new coatings include Alclad and anodized aluminum, titanium, steel, Kelvar, fiberglass, carbon graphite and magnesium.

    • Strip Delicate Surfaces Fast
    • Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals

The F-SERIES line of parts cleaning equipment was designed to sit flush against the wall saving valuable floor space. This system not only provides precision cleaning, but also reliability that makes these systems a keystone in the world of cabinet cleaning systems.

Gibson Dual-Chamber Spinner Hangers

  • Speed batch blasting of sensitive parts
  • Deliver 360º workpiece coverage
  • Continue working during loading

Gibson Spinner Hangers provide an ideal solution for batch blasting many types of parts too fragile or awkward for other methods of automated finishing. These systems play a profit-boosting role across a broad range of metal-intensive industries by improving quality and efficiency during the cleaning, peening, prepping and finishing of almost any workpiece suitable for mounting on hooks.

Our systems include two work chambers mounted on an indexing turntable. As the turntable steps through programmed positions, one chamber exposes parts to a contained blast stream emanating from high-efficiency wheels while the other opens to the operator, who loads and unloads parts from the un-contained chamber. To assure uniform coverage, a spindle rotates the hangers within the working chamber’s blast envelope.

Like all Gibson systems, our Spinner Hangers are easy to operate and install. Plus, they deliver consistent results whether working intermittently or non-stop in a multishift production facility.

PLC programming assures repeatable performance cycle after cycle, and cast liners on work-chamber walls extend equipment life. Hanger capacities from 125 to 2,000 pounds fit most applications.

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.

JRI's TL (Top Load)  line of equipment is perfect for cellular washing or for those installations that need a highly value-added cleaning process in a small space. JRI offers top loaders ranging in size from a 21" turntable to 72" turntable as  standard models, and up to 120” turntable on custom washers. 

Available standard with vertical  pumps, mechanical door seals, sprocket drive system, (as opposed to troublesome tire or chain drive systems) and industrial electrical controls. These systems can include stainless steel construction options, rinse stages, and blow-off stages.

Choose from our standard configuration or request information on our custom units. As a custom application, these diverse machines can be designed with a turntable as large as needed and weight capacities to match. We can even index the turntable for a robotic load and unload.

Gibson spinner hanger blasting systems provide a cost-effective solution to batch cleaning. They are designed and built for ease of use and efficiency.

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.