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Clemco Industries: The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Air-Powered Abrasive Blasting Equipment

Clemco Industries is known throughout the United States and the world as the leading manufacturer of air-powered abrasive blast equipment used to clean, deburr, shot peen, remove coatings from, finish, or otherwise improve surfaces being blasted. Since the 1940s, Clemco has built industrial-grade blast equipment for contractors, facility owners, metal fabricators, and manufacturers around the globe.

Four Brands

The first blast machine Clemco manufactured had a 1.5-cuft pressure vessel, and from this initial machine Clemco’s business has expanded into four product lines: Clemco portable pressure blast equipment, ZERO blast cabinets, Aerolyte Systems nonaggressive-media equipment, and Clemco’s Industrial Blast Facilities.

Explore this website to learn more about Clemco products and services—and about how after more than 75 years in business, Clemco has helped make blasting operations safer, quicker, more efficient, and more profitable for business owners.

Clemco: Portable Pressure Blast Equipment

Clemco specializes in portable pressure blast equipment used by contractors, facility owners, and shipyards for cleaning, corrosion control, and surface preparation. The Clemco product line includes standard blast machines ranging in size from 0.5 cuft to 160 cuft, blast nozzles, couplings, hose, blast respirators, operator safety and comfort systems, and specialty blast tools.

6 Cuft Contractor Blast Machine with CPF Filter

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ZERO: Blast Cabinets

ZERO specializes in manual blast cabinets and engineered semi-automated and fully-automated blast cabinets used by manufacturers, foundries, machine shops, automotive shops, and plant maintenance shops for cleaning, peening, deburring, deflashing, etching, and finishing.

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Aerolyte Systems: Nonagressive-Media Equipment

Aerolyte Systems pioneered the technology to use plastic media for dry stripping military aircraft in the early 1980s. In addition to plastic media, the technology has advanced to employ a wide range of lightweight media for cleaning, stripping, and deflashing with media such as corn starch, wheat starch, and sodium bicarbonate. The Aerolyte product line ranges from small portable blast machines, to manual and automated cabinets, to preassembled and custom engineered full-aircraft blast facilities –all used with nonaggressive media.

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Industrial Blast Facilities by Clemco

Clemco’s Industrial Blast Facilities product line features equipment and accessories for contained blasting. The product line includes blast room enclosures, abrasive recovery systems, and dust collection systems. Clemco is uniquely positioned in the industry to offer a range of standard engineered recovery solutions, designed to handle the differing flow characteristics of commonly employed blast media. Clemco offers both pneumatic and mechanical systems tailored to ensure the highest levels of productivity and efficiency.

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Local U.S. Distributors and International Subsidiaries

Clemco markets its products through a network of subsidiaries, licensees, and independent distributors.  Clemco’s North American operations are headquartered in Washington, Missouri, to serve the North and South American continents.

Clemco’s European headquarters is located in the Munich, Germany area. This office coordinates manufacturing and distribution activities for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Other regional subsidiaries serve customers from offices, Denmark, Spain, and the Baltic States. A subsidiary office in Singapore serves the Asia-Pacific region.

Clemco’s international base offers customers in all countries products tailored to their region, and which carry the appropriate approvals and safety and productivity features these customers require.