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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

Centrifugal barrel finishing machine

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  Rotary Drum (AUGER) Parts Washers are the most economical method for high volume washing, rinsing, and drying of stamped parts, screw machine parts,  small die cast parts etc. Parts are washed by a dual action cleaning process that uses a highly effective spray cleaning, to wash the exterior surfaces, along with immersion cleaning, to flush the inside of the parts under solution.

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

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.

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.

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.