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Control Static Build Up for Safety, Operator Comfort, and Efficient Media Separation

How many of us really read the owner's manual that accompanies our new purchase? Every Clemco owner's manual contains important information about the safe and efficient use of our equipment. Doing your homework and selecting the right equipment and ...


New Carbon Monoxide Monitor for Abrasive Blast Operator Protection

The new CMS-3 Carbon Monoxide Monitor from Clemco Industries Corp. is the first in-helmet mounted monitor approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and...


Tobben Named Shot Peener of the Year

On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at the annual U.S. Shot Peening Workshop organized by Electronics Inc., Clemco's Herb Tobben, sample processing manager, received the Shot Peener of the Year award. Herb was recognized for his knowledge and technical expe...


Taking Advantage of Clemco's Free Sample Processing

Many customers ask what criteria we use to determine if an application could benefit from sample processing.  Customers surprise us all the time with unique applications, but a few common characteristics usually indicate a need for sample processing....


Tumble Blasting Tubular Parts

The Problem:

Many manufacturers need to clean, peen, or finish parts that start out as pins, rods, tubes, and other thin, lightweight cylinders. These companies have seen all kinds of parts processed in tumble barrel and ...


Blasting High-Precision Surgical Tools

The Problem:

Having an operation makes most people a little anxious. But knowing the surgeon is skilled and the instruments precise can allay fears, at least a little. For a good outcome, the surgeon and the hospital must ...


Parts Seek Stress Relief from ZERO®

The Problem:

A manufacturer of fuel injector parts was experiencing failure of fuel injector nozzles. This failure was costly because not only did it affect the injector nozzles themselves, but also it caused considerable ...


Air Blasting/Shot Peening Drives Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Race-car teams, car and truck owners alike are interested in performance. And with the high prices we are now paying for fuel, anyone who drives a motor vehicle wants to get the best mileage possible. In the most basic of terms, the internal combustion engi...


Clemco Helps Fight the War on Corrosion

Clemco's mission is to develop and market superior corrosion-control and surface-treatment technologies that deliver innovative, high-performance cleaning and finishing solutions to industry worldwide. As corrosion undermines the nation's infrastru...


Blasting Relief Patterns On Ceramic Plates

The Problem:

An aerospace company asked for ZERO's help in creating a relief pattern on the surface of a ceramic plate.  The pattern of evenly spaced bumps resembles an inverted golf ball skin. 

Most ...


A Blasting Solution for Finishing Glass Ingots

The Problem:

A glass manufacturer was experiencing a lot of stress while cutting glass slabs.  These "glass ingots" measure up to three feet by two feet, three inches thick, and weigh up to 150 pounds. 


The Challenge of Blasting Drill Tubes
The Problem:

A drill tube manufacturer needed to clean and etch the threads on both ends of several sizes of large pipe.  These thick-walled pipes have external threads on one end - the "pin" - and internal threads on...


Air-blast Finishing for Aluminum and Composite Materials
The Problem:

A sports equipment manufacturer asked Clemco to develop a machine to create a uniform finish on aluminum bats and composite golf club shafts.  Blasting would take place near the end of the manufacturing process, ...


When Quality Matters - How Shot Peening Can Make A Difference
Every day, there seem to be more and more ‘knock off’ products that look similar on the outside but are cheaper in price than the original. In our business, quality is sometimes a tough sell.  Objections range from “I want...

You May Need Sample Processing If...
Many customers ask what criteria I use to determine if an application could benefit from sample processing. Customers surprise me all the time with unique applications, but a few common characteristics usually indicate a need for sample processing.
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What's In The Air?
Low Pressure or High Pressure, Choose Respirator Based on Quality of Air Supply

Health and safety regulators are taking a closer look at how blast operators use their high-pressure respirators, long the main-stay of the blasti...

Toxic Dust Demands HEPA Filtration
Enclosed blasting continues to displace chemical processes for cleaning and preparing parts for subsequent coatings.  But, liquid chemicals aren’t the only toxins found in a manufacturing plant.

Recent inquiries (and a few warranty cards) from...


Sweep-In Recovery Saves Money Compared to Open-Air Blasting
Open-air blasting is going the way of the dinosaur, dragging expendable abrasive down into the tar pits as well.  Investing in a blast room and switching to recyclable abrasives saves time and money, but only when you have an efficient way to recover the ...

Slow down, Live longer
In any pressure blast system, blast hose ID should be three or four times the ID of the nozzle orifice.

This well-known rule of thumb serves two purposes – it prolongs the life of the blast hose and it helps maintain press...

Size Matters - Ask a Savvy Contractor
Based on the calls we get, too-small air hoses and restrictive fittings cause more troubles for blast operators than any other problem.

Unlike most pneumatic tools, blast machines demand a continuous flow of air at high volume and high pressure....

In-House Sample Processing Demonstrates Your Commitment to the Customer
Distributors sometimes complain that they lost a sale because the customer opted for a low-cost cabinet, one with a low capacity reclaimer and dust bag. The frequent refrain --- “They aren’t comparing apples to apples.”

Customers who bu...


Using Low-Pressure Respirator Requires Special Precautions
More and more blasting contractors are making the switch to low-pressure respirators. A high-pressure respirator requires an air source of 6 to 15 cfm at 65 to 100 psi. Some contractors connect their high-pressure respirator to the same compressor that supplie...

Options Plus Program Adds Features to Standard ZERO and Aerolyte Cabinets
For blasting and peening applications, where a stock blast cabinet just won’t do, the Options Plus program for ZERO and Aerolyte cabinets lets customers add special features to standard units.

We can adapt special features to fit a standar...

Dead-end Lead Becomes Land-mark Sale
“I was discouraged as soon as I pulled up in front of the building,” said the sales representative for Blast Equipment.  The lead he was following brought him to a basement office in a residential neighborhood.

The small paintin...

A Couple of Pointers on Blast Hose
Clemco blast hose uses the best materials available.  It’s about the most rugged and reliable blast hose you will find, but it does wear out.

Just as your car’s tires wear away from contact with the road, the friction created by...

Peening Pumps Up Injector Pressure
Sample Processing Challenge:
An automotive OEM supplier for a diesel engine manufacturer wanted to make their fuel injector nozzles more durable. These injectors shoot a mist of fuel directly into the motor’s combustion chamber.

Fitting A Round Part Into A Square Blast Pattern
Question: An aerospace company asked for ZERO's help in creating a relief pattern on the surface of a ceramic plate. The pattern of evenly spaced bumps resembles an inverted golf ball skin.

Most manufacturers woul...


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