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 Blasting Equipment

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

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

Wetblast FLEX Equipment

Wetblast FLEX mixes media and water after it leaves the machine. No more cleaning out messy water/media mix.

Vapor Blast Equipment

Vapor blast equipment reduces dust and uses very little water, making containment and cleanup of debris simple.

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.

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.

Specialty Air Blast Equipment

sandblasting pot

Sandblasting Pots

Sandblasting pots are the workhorse of the abrasive blasting world. These systems come in various configurations from portable blast systems for outdoors to systems designed for use with blast cabinets and rooms. Midvale Industries sells high quality industrial, commercial, and contractor style pots and equipment designed to withstand daily use.

Soda Blasting Equipment

Soda blasting equipment has been specially designed for blasting lightweight abrasives such as baking soda. These systems clean paint, grease, or other contaminents without damage or altering the substrate.

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!

Wheel Blast Equipment

Wheel Blast Equipment

Shot Blasting Equipment

Wheel blast equipment utilizes repeatable blast angles to provide consistent quality finishes in an automated shot blasting environment. The unique engineering of this equipment provides full surface shot blasting or shot peening for a wide range of parts.

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

Shot Blasting Machines

shot blasting machine

Spinner Hanger Wheel Blast

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

Table Blast Wheel Blast

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 Wheel 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 Wheel Blast

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

Mesh Belt Wheel Blast

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

pipe blast system

Pipe Wheel Blast System

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

Midvale carries a full selection of shot blasting and peening media for use in wheel blast equipment, including:

Steel Shot
Zinc Shot
Steel Grit
Stainless Steel Cut Wire

Wheel Blast Parts

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

Wheel blast parts include elevator belts, tune up kits, blades, buckets, valves, and much more!

wheel blast parts

Custom Shot Blasting & Peening Solutions

Let our team help engineer the best solution for you!

Learn More About Gibson Wheel Blast Equipment

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