many applications, parts that require cleaning will have complex
geometries in the design of the part. This becomes a challenge
to achieve a clean part due to many angles and areas that
can trap contaminants.
Pro-Finish suction cabinets cost less and are simpler than pressure
cabinets. They also blast continuously without the need to stop
for media refills, and they simplify the use of multiple nozzles.
The results are usually comparable to those achieved with a
pressure system although production rates are not so high. When
initial cost and maintenance are primary concerns, the suction
system is a good choice.
Pro-Finish suction systems come in five sizes and can be specified
with a collector or dust bag on smaller units. A media reclaimer
is optional. Nevertheless, when using media that can be recovered,
a reclaimer is advisable because it normally pays for itself
quickly in terms of reduced waste and high-quality, repeatable
Pro-Finish suction cabinets are available with many factory
options that contribute ease of operation, reduced maintenance
and greater productivity.
Plus, Pro-Finish's modular design lets you upgrade to a pressure
system in the field at any time, enabling you to build on your
Because pressure cabinets deliver blast media at higher velocities
than suction systems, a Pro-Finish pressure cabinet is ideal
for turning out work fast. In many applications, these pressure
cabinets will perform jobs four-times faster than suction systems.
In addition, they use compressed air more efficiently and provide
more precise blasting control at high and low operating pressures.
For really demanding tasks, like removing tight mill scale or
finishing hard-to-reach surfaces, a pressure system is normally
the only practical choice.
Pro-Finish pressure cabinets come in six sizes with dust collectors
and media reclaimers provided as standard equipment. (Less expensive
dust bags can be specified with some models.)
With Empire reclaimers, Pro-Finish pressure cabinets not only
reduce operating cost associated with the purchase and disposal
of media, but also assure consistent results shift after shift.
Plus, they are available with options designed to meet almost
any production need.
Empire offers a number of standard Pro-Finish variations for
specialized air-blasting jobs.
Ergo-Blast systems, for instance, increase productivity by improving
operator performance during extended periods of continuous blasting.
These cabinets are ergonomically designed for sit-down operation
and include other features to reduce fatigue. As a result, machine
operators concentrate on the job at hand when working for hours
of repetitive tasks rather than trying to find the best position
to relieve a sore back. By removing every-day distractions,
Ergo-Blast cabinets maximize production.
FaStrip Blast Cabinets
Pro-finish FaStrip cabinets are specifically designed for use
with low -density media, such as plastics, that provide fast
coverage without eroding substrates. Paint stripping, for example,
can be performed quickly and economically without the use of
FaStrip cabinets deliver plastic or organic media from a large
venturi nozzle coupled to a grounded, flexible blast hose. A
large, vibrating screen within the reclaimer and Empire's exclusive
automatic Sure-Flo media regulator, working in tandem with the
MG-78 CR exhaust valve, keeps light media flowing smoothly.
A magnetic separator is also included in the system to extract
ferrous particles that can damage delicate substrates.
Empire's inexpensive Econo-Finish blast cabinets feature a unique
front-access door that simplifies loading of parts, saves floor
space and speeds finishing operations.
Designed for light-to-medium cleaning and surface-finishing
jobs, these economical cabinets combine sturdy, 14 gauge steel
construction with 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 an improved
dust collection system.
In addition, you can select from upgraded features such as production-quality
blast nozzles and a high-capacity dust collector that extends
operating intervals between clean-outs. The 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/
flip-up doors for maximum interior access, as shown above, 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.
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®
A tunable media reclaimer, capable of recycling a variety
of abrasives and cartridge-type dust collector, monitored
by a a minihelic gauge, are contained in the same enclosure
as the cabinet, along with all electrical and pneumatic interconnections
between components. Forklift slots are also provided, making
this unit 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 have to be replaced, 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 as well as a wide range of standard
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