Abrasive Blasting Experts
Abrasive blasting is used to descale, shot peen, etch, de-flash, deburr, clean, and finish parts and products. We offer a wide range of abrasive blasting options for every application.
Empire Air Blast Systems
Buffalo Manufacturing is the leading distributor of Empire abrasive blasting equipment, parts and systems. Empire has been designing and manufacturing abrasive blasting equipment for over 50 years. Today, Empire manufactures the most extensive lines of blasting finishing products in the country.
Batch Processing Machines
Best for long blast cycles, these systems include both continuous and indexing turntable machines. You can vary the blast heads and the table rotation speed to meet your production needs, and choose from blast heads with four, six or nine blast guns.
Continuous Processing Machines
For continuous process, Empire offers turntable and in-line machines which can be customized according to your production needs. The can be manually loaded and unloaded, outfitted with robotic arms, or incorporated an essential part of your production line
Single Piece Flow Cell Machines
Economical and adaptive, these machines take up less space while helping manufacturers curtail inventory requirements.
Pioneered the Empire over 35 years ago, the rotary blast head prioritizes energy conservation while ensuring complete part coverage (even with irregularly shaped parts), and still manages to exceed the quality of any horizontal-nozzle oscillator. Rotary heads are what make Empire’s in-line conveyor, continuous turntable and batch turntable machines so effective. The head can also be incorporated into two head systems, dual cart systems and custom systems.
Configuration is available in four, six and nine gun arrangements. Head speed can be adjusted between 0 and 60 RPM.
Empire manufactures a full line of portable blasters, ranging from “do-it-yourself” suction blasters up to the SuperBlast® pressure machines, designed to strip structures and large work pieces at high removal rates. The SuperBlast equipment offers a variety of control systems, as well as recovery options for both abrasive and plastic media.
Pro-Finish® Blast Cabinets
ProFormer® Blast Cabinets
Empire offers hundreds of modified cabinets to satisfy specialized surface-treatment assignments. A more economical approach meets your individual work piece and process requirements while reducing lead times. We offer blast-gun oscillation, part movement, programmable controls and many more options—all done at a fraction of the cost you would pay for a fully automated air-blast system.
Gibson Wheel Blasting Equipment
Wheel blasting is another method of cleaning and preparing surfaces that does not rely on compressed air or other propellants. Instead, blasting media is fed into the center of a rapidly spinning wheel. The wheel creates a centrifugal force, which throws the media at the material, powerfully blasting its surface.
Gibson has been a trusted partner in the wheel blast equipment industry for 18 years, and Buffalo Manufacturing is a proud authorized distributor of Gibson’s equipment.
Pipe Blast Systems
These fully automated machines are built to clean pipe or other long, round material. They’re effective in removing rust and mill scale and priming a surface for coating. We offer a variety of system sizes for pipe up to 42”.
Roller Conveyor Blast Systems
Gibson Monorail Blast System
Wire Mesh Belt Blasters
If efficiency is a priority, wire mesh belt blasters are a solution. When combined with another machine, wire mesh belt blasters can help automate your operation, effectively cutting high labor costs typically associated with batch-type blasters. They’re able to deliver uniform results while functioning in.a 24-hour system.
Hanger Table Blasters
Designed simplicity and efficiency in mind, hanger table blasting systems are an economical method of batch cleaning materials.
Dual Chamber Spinner Hangers
Hanger Blast Systems
A more economical solution to batch cleaning, hanger blast system are easy to use, simple to install and, most importantly, efficient in delivering consistent results.
Table blasters are ultra-durable machines equipped to do the heavy lifting. They’re equipped to clean, peen, deburr, profile and finish (among other surface conditioning tasks) for parts up to 10,000 pound and can accommodate up to eight feet in diameter and four feet in height. Gibson’s line of table blasters has eleven standard models, each adaptable to a wide range of part types and sizes.
Air Blast Tumblers
Air blast tumblers are simple to operate and able to efficiently process multiple small and medium parts at a rate that can’t be beat by others at a comparable price. Gibson features air blast tumblers in four standard models that can accommodate loads up to 800 pounds or six cubic feet.