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.
Built for production blasting, these rugged cabinets enable you to perform a long list of tasks ranging from blending surface flaws to removing foreign matter, such as carbon from pistons, without affecting tolerances. By simply varying air pressure and blast media, you can perform almost any surface finishing job more quickly and precisely than with alternative methods.
Pro-Finish cabinets can be specified with either suction or pressure blast systems—a pressure system being the preferred choice for faster production and more precise control of media at both high and low operating pressures. In addition, they are available in seven sizes and loaded with standard features that reduce operating and maintenance costs.
Modular design, plus an extensive range of factory options, lets you select a system that’s just right for your applications.
- Consolidate all Systems in One Enclosure
- Move Easily between Work Areas
- Hook Up with Only Two Connections
Both include a tunable media reclaimer, capable of recycling a variety of abrasives, and a cartridge-type dust collector, monitored by a minihelic gauge, contained in the same enclosure as the cabinet, along with all electrical and pneumatic interconnections between components. Forklift slots are also provided, making these units easy to move between work stations.
The dust-collector filtration system is designed for easy maintenance. Filters can be pulse-cleaned with the press of a button. When filters need replacement, they can be changed quickly and cleanly with a twist of two nuts. The filters slide into the cabinet where any loose dust falls into the cabinet, not onto the work floor.
Designed for production blasting, these versatile cabinets enable you to perform multiple tasks. You can clean or peen and perform almost any finishing job in between by simply varying air pressure and blast media.
These rugged cabinets can be specified with either suction- or pressure-blast systems and a wide range of standard factory options.
Rolling turntables, designed to expedite loading and processing, are just one of many standard factory options available with ProFormer™ cabinets.
- Reduce Operator Fatigue
- Extend Productive Working Hours
Designed for sit-down blasting, these ergonomic cabinets include a padded armrest, an elevated foot rest for treadle control, top-entry piping for less arm stress, a sound dampener to reduce noise and a front mounted pressure regulator - all aimed at improving operator comfort and performance during long, repetitive blast cycles.
In addition to supporting operators, Ergo-Blast cabinets include all Pro-Finish® features, such as a tunable media reclaimer which adjusts to recover a wide range of abrasives. You also have the choice of a pressure or suction blast system, three methods of dust collection, and many options to fit your specific application.
- Strip Delicate Surfaces Fast
- Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals
Built for non-stop production, our rugged FaStrip cabinets combine a tunable reclaimer with a highly efficient dust collector to improve finishing results and reduce media costs. These units also incorporate Empire's patented Sure-Flo® Media Regulator to assure smooth, consistent flow of plastic abrasives. All FaStrip cabinets can be ordered with a variety of factory options designed to meet your particular application requirements.
High-intensity lighting, a venturi blast nozzle with lightweight blast hose, and abrasion resistant operator gloves boost productivity.
Our patented automatic Sure-Flo media regulator works in concert with an MG-78 CR exhaust valve and vibrating screen to assure smooth, consistent flow of plastic media.
- Economical Systems for Light-Duty Stripping, Cleaning and Finishing
Designed for light-to-medium cleaning and surface finishing jobs, these economical cabinets combine sturdy, 14-gauge steel construction with the features you need to perform a wide range of finishing tasks. All Econo-Finish cabinets are equipped with a foot-treadle blast control for ease of operation, an external media regulation device, quick-change safety glass and a dust-collection system.
In addition, you can select from upgraded features such as production-quality blast guns, a pressure regulator with gauge, long-life blast nozzles and a high capacity dust collector that extends operating intervals between clean-outs. Our DC-16 and DC-30 dust collectors feature a cartridge filter with 16-gallon and 30-gallon dust capacities and built-in silencers.
Econo-Finish cabinets are available in two basic configurations: models with two-piece, swing-down and flip-up doors for maximum interior access and an even more economical unit with a swing-down door only. Models with two-piece doors can be specified with a standard upgrade package designed to extend usage and maximize production.
Partial listing of options available for all models: OSHA Safety door switch, Safety matting, Special electricals, Pressure regulator, Air gauge, Di-Carb™ and Boron nozzles.
Gentle on Work Surfaces and Compatible with Your Pressure Vessel
Empire SafeStrip™ cabinets contain the blast process during the cleaning and stripping of delicate surfaces. They are designed to work in conjunction with our SafeStrip portables as well as other pots capable of delivering fine media.
With a SafeStrip system, you can quickly and safely remove old coatings, dirt, oil, corrosion and other unwanted residues from soft metals, rubber, plastics and other sensitive surfaces. SafeStrip is ideal for work on tools, machine parts and molds, and in many other applications requiring a "light touch." SafeStrip systems assure even flow of light media by creating a differential between the pressure vessel and blast pressure. This pressure differential, which can be adjusted precisely with a manual valve, prevents bridging and produces consistent feed rates.
When used with non-toxic abrasives, such as bicarbonate of soda, SafeStrip systems are environmentally safe, as long as materials being removed from the work surface are also non-toxic.
Other Sizes available.
- Automate In-Line Air Blasting
The angles and distances of the cabinet's gun holders can be adjusted to focus four or six blast guns on work surfaces, enabling users to tailor blast envelopes for a variety of parts. Other features of the IL-885 include: a control panel located on the loading end of the conveyor to shut down or start the system, its lights and the blower motor powering media recycling and dust collection. Variable conveyor-speed control, as well as conveyor "stop" buttons at the entrance and exit vestibules of the cabinet, are also provided.
Six or Four Blast Guns mounted on separately adjustable holders enable operators to control blast coverage.
The IL-885 conveyor includes variable speed controls and adjustable parts guides to handle a wide range of blasting applications.
If you're looking for a fast, efficient, economical method for finishing smaller parts, check out one of Empire's basket blasters. As parts are rotated through an abrasive blast stream, they are cleaned, finished or peened evenly and automatically. By simply varying air pressure and abrasive media, you control the type of finish you get as well as required processing times. Besides freeing you from the tedious chore of manual parts processing, Empire's basket blasters are inexpensive, come fully assembled and ready for operation, and meet OSHA requirements.
- Batch Finish Parts up to 24" Long
- Process 800 Pounds per Cycle
- Deliver Consistent, On-Spec Results
Our CB-3.5 machines, available with either pressure or suction blast systems, automate cleaning, peening, deburring, profiling, finishing and many other surface conditioning tasks. Plus, they handle a vast range of parts formed from casting and injection molding, as well as the molds used to produce the parts. Often, no other finishing method can compare to these heavy-duty production machines in terms of speed and quality results.
Operation is simple: Load parts onto a rugged perforated belt, set the precision timer, and the CB-3.5 does the rest. By tumbling parts within multiple abrasive blast streams, these machines deliver consistent results automatically.
Two models are available: a CB-3.5-S suction system and our more aggressive CB-3.5-P pressure unit, normally preferred in shot peening and other high intensity applications. Both machines have a part-load capacity of 800 pounds.
Empire’s Continuous-Belt Air Blasters process parts of varying shapes, sizes and weights automatically.
Empire’s Continuous-Belt Blasters unload parts with the push of a button. Once processing is complete, the operator opens the door, pushes the "reverse" button and the barrel rotates in the opposite direction to feed work pieces into a post-processing bin.