Custom grit blasting systems

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Since 1968, Progressive Surface has led the industry in custom abrasive blasting systems innovations, including:

  • closed-loop process control
  • unique system configurations
  • customized robot integration
  • rugged construction for harsh environments

PRIMS Pro® software provides precision closed-loop process control for unsurpassed abrasive blasting with increased system uptime.

At Progressive, we apply the Procise Process™ to custom design and build each grit blasting system to meet the customer’s unique application needs.


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Grit blasting controller

PRIMS Pro® is our next generation Process Reporting and Integrated Monitoring System (PRIMS) software for Progressive Surface grit blasting machinery. PRIMS Pro® is the most advanced and flexible process controller available.

Progressive Surface - PRIMS Pro software

Progressive Surface - PRIMS Pro software - part manager, part identification screen
Progressive Surface - PRIMS Pro software - cycle monitor & recipe information screen

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What is grit blasting?

Grit blasting is a process where abrasive particles are pneumatically accelerated and forcefully directed against a surface. These high speed abrasive particles remove contaminants from the material's surface and condition the surface for subsequent finishing.

Typical grit blasting applications include:

  • roughening surfaces in preparation for thermal spraying, painting, bonding or other coating operations
  • removing rust, scale, sand, or paint
  • removing burrs
  • providing a matte surface finish
  • removing flash from molded components
  • cosmetic surface enhancement or etching

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