Wet Blasting Equipment

Wet Blasting Equipment

Wet Blasting Equipment

Wet blasting provides a dustless environment that greatly reduces media embedment to provide smooth, clean surface finishes. Effective at removing oily scale, etching aerospace composites, or adding a surface profile. Wet blasting is safe on composites and sensitive substrates. Wet blasting preserves the abrasive longer than traditional dry blasting. These units run on a closed-loop system providing a clean and sustainable blast environment.

Typical applications include surface cleaning, peening, etching, machine mark removal and reaching a required RA surface finish.

Robotic & Automated Wet Blast Equipment

Robotics systems are fully engineered for precision and highly repeatable results on sensitive applications. Each system is designed to your application.

Manuel Wet Blasting Cabinet

Manual wet blasting cabinets are ideal for a facility that have multiple types of parts needing to pass through a wet blast system.

Portable Wet Blasting Equipment

The Wetblast FLEX brings wet blasting to the mobile job site, mixing the media and water at the nozzle to ensure your media stays dry.

Wet Blasting vs Dry Blasting

There is a lot to consider when trying to decide between wet and dry blasting. We have a more in-depth article on the topic here. Below is a quick overview on ideal applications for wet blasting vs dry blasting.

Ideal Wet Blast Applications:

  • Medical Parts
  • Aerospace – Composites and Metals
  • Automotive
  • Firearms
  • Remanufacturing
Lab Development Process

We run lab tests on your parts to dial in the best euipment and media seleection for your project! Talk to our team today to schedule the lab test.

Blending Machine Lines Using Wet Blasting Equipment

Wet blast equipment efficiently smooths out lines and defects on machined parts. The media/water combonation allows for precise control to minimally hit the surface to blend without removing metal.

Air Blast Equipment

Air Blast Equipment

Abrasive Blasting Equipment

Midvale carries a diverse selection of air blast equipment that will provide the best outcome for your application. We offer systems by Clemco Industries, Empire Abrasive Equipment, and Schmidt Abrasive. Air blast equipment is available in many sizes with numerous options to suit about any application or budget. View our selection of air blast equipment ranging from manual blast cabinets to full robotic blasting equipment.

Robotic & Automated Air Blast Equipment

Robotic blast systems are custom designed for precision blasting applications, repeatability, and consistency.

Modified Blast Cabinet

Modified blast cabinets use a re-engineering process to meet your  blasting process requirements that is more economical than full automation.

abrasive blast cabinet

Manual Blast Cabinet

Abrasive blast cabinets provide a closed loop blast system that can hold different sized and shaped parts, providing diverse blasting capabilities.

Industrial Blasting Room

Industrial blast rooms are used when equipment or parts become too large to fit into a standard blast cabinet.

Abrasive Blast & Recovery Systems

Abrasive blast & recovery systems save money by reclaiming and reusing recyclable media.

Cellular Blast Cabinet

Cellular Blast Cabinets conserve floor space and fit into your cellular machining process while providing the highest quality finish for your parts.

sandblasting pot

Sandblasting Pots

Sandblasting pots come in various configurations from portable blast systems for outdoors to systems designed for use with blast cabinets and rooms.

bulk blast machine

Bulk Blast Machine

Bulk blast machines are high-capacity blast pots, ideal for large blasting operations. These machines can be stationary within a facility or trailer mounted.

soda blasting cabinet

Soda Blasting Equipment

Soda blasting equipment has been specially designed for blasting lightweight abrasives such as baking soda.

Two Main Types of Air Blast Equipment Systems:

Pressure Blast Equipment

Pressure Cabinets hold the media in a pressurized vessel and meter the media into a flow of compressed air. The media is processed in a single, heavy-gauge hose where the blast particles are accelerated throughout its length.

Advantages of Pressure Blast Cabinets:
Greater media velocity
Moves more media
More productive
Greater standoff distance

Disadvantages of Pressure Blast Cabinet:
Higher capital equipment costs
Higher maintenance costs

Suction Blast Equipment

Suction blast cabinets are distinguished by having two hoses (one for air and one for abrasive) running to the blast gun. Utilizing air pressure, a suction gun pulls the media from a hopper through the hose for blasting.

Advantages of Suction Blast Cabinet:
Lower capital equipment cost
Easier maintenance
Less air and abrasive demand
Continuous blasting

Disadvantages of Suction Blast Cabinet:
Frequent Media Changes
Limited Repeatability

Engineered Process Development

Our team of technically trained staff will work with you to test and develop the best process for your blasting application. We will test and suggest which media, blast nozzle, type of equipment, blasting pressure, stand-off distance and blast angle to use to provide the desired surface finish.

We treat each blasting operation as a unique opportunity.

Let our team help engineer the best solution for you!

Shot Blasting Equipment

Shot Blasting Equipment

Shot Blasting Equipment

Shot blast equipment utilizes repeatable blast angles to provide consistent quality finishes in an automated blasting environment. The unique engineering of this equipment provides full surface shot blasting or shot peening for a wide range of parts. Shot blast machines provide an economical approach to automation and remove the blaster from the blast room.

Shot blasting equipment is designed for metal cleaning, shot peening and deburring.

shot blasting machine

Spinner Hanger Shot Blast Machine

Spinner Hangers provide ideal solutions for batch blasting parts that are either too fragile or awkward for other methods of automated finishing.

Table Shot Blast Machine

Table Blasters provide full blasting coverage on parts weighing up to 10,000 pounds, with diameters up to eight feet, and heights exceeding four feet.

Tumble Shot Blast Machine

Tumble Blasters process multiple small to medium size parts, with a level of speed and efficiency unmatched by other types of equipment.

Monorail Shot Blast Machine

Monorail blast systems are fully automated blast systems designed for 24 hour production. They blast heavy parts at a high rate.

Mesh Belt Shot Blast Machine

Wheel blast systems with a manganese mesh belt conveyor help automate the blast process and reduce high labor costs.

pipe blast system

Pipe Shot Blast System

Pipe Wheel Blast Systems are fully automated machines that remove rust, mill scale and create a surface profile for coating adhesion.

wheel blast parts

Shot Blast Parts

We carry a selection of replacement shot blast parts for Gibson Wheel Blast Equipment and high wear parts for other major wheel blast brands. 

Replacement shot blast parts include:

  • Blades
  • Buckets
  • Elevator Belts
  • Feed Hose
  • Liners
  • Tune Up Kits
  • Valves
shot blast equipment repairs

Shot Blast Equipment Repairs

Midvale Industries offers industrial maintenance and repair services for shot blast equipment. Our technicians are trained to work specifically with wheel blast equipment. Repair services provided:

  • General Maintenance & Repairs
  • Motor Rebuilds
  • Auger Repair & Replacement
  • Separator Optimization
  • Blast Pattern Optimization
  • Dust Collector Maintenance & Repair
  • Machine Retrofits & Upgrades
  • Blast Wheel Tune Up

Custom Shot Blasting & Peening Solutions

Let our team help engineer the best solution for you!

Learn More About Gibson Shot Blast Equipment

Midvale Industries is a proud partner of Gibson Abrasive Equipment for all shot blast solutions. Find more details and literature at the Gibson Abrasive Equipment website.