The gold standard in abrasive blasting is the use of steel grit. The use of steel grit on a jobsite can dramatically improve quality, decrease costs, and reduce the overall environmental impact of blasting operations when compared to single-use abrasives.

With a 98% recyclability rate, it’s easy to understand how contractors can perform at a very high level using steel grit recyclers. There is no longer a daily need for disposal of wastes, logistics of abrasive deliveries, and numerous other challenges that you’d face when using a single-use abrasive.

With the largest steel grit rental fleet in the nation, MES can support all your industrial equipment rental needs!

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When looking at steel grit, it’s easy to assume that since steel grit is more expensive per ton compared to other abrasives, it will cost you more to perform your work. However, the opposite of this statement is the reality. With steel grit and the use of recyclers, you’re able reuse the grit a minimum of 50-100 times, whereas, with single-use abrasives, you must dispose of waste once you’ve used your product. This cost savings alone is one of the major factors for utilizing steel grit.


Productivity gains at a minimum of 20% when using steel grit is common. Steel grit is a dustless media, so your workers can perform work with more visibility, preventing double passes on the substrate. Also, due to its dustless properties, there is less cleanup required with steel grit when compared to a single-use abrasive. Due to physics, the weight, size, shape, density, hardness, and friability of steel grit, the kinetic energy delivered to your blasting surface is twice as much when compared to single-use abrasives.


MES has the largest steel grit rental fleet in the nation and started pushing steel grit into various areas in 2011. We understand the need for flexibility in this market as some units can be quite expensive. That’s why MES offers everything from a one outlet BRS units to an 8 outlet trailer and Stackable machines. Many of these machines are available in electric and diesel. If you’re a veteran with steel grit or want to understand how it can benefit your company, MES is your go-to rental supplier.

Choosing the Right Steel Grit Recycling MachineWhat do you need to consider for your next project?

What Capacity And Throughput Do You Require?

To assess the capacity and throughput needed for a steel grit recycling machine, first determine your production goals in terms of volume. You must evaluate the  current and projected demand on your machine, considering potential growth and seasonal fluctuations. By matching specifications to your requirements, you can assure peak performance and scalability before making a final decision.

How Much Space Do You Have to Work In?

The size and space requirements of a steel grit recycling machine can vary depending on factors such as its capacity, design, and any additional equipment it may require. Typically, these machines range in size from compact units suitable for smaller facilities to larger, industrial-scale systems for high-volume operations. You should assess the space which you have to work in to determine whether your steel grit recycling machine can fit. By looking at the specifications of your desired machine, you can determine if it will work in your space.

What Size Hopper Do You Need For Your Specific Application?

The size of the hopper needed for a specific application depends on several factors, including the volume of steel grit being processed, the frequency of use, and the duration of operation. As a general guideline consider the following…

  1. Estimate the amount of steel grit you’ll be using within a given time frame. This could be based on your typical usage patterns or projected needs for a specific project.
  2. Consider how often you’ll need to refill the hopper. If you have continuous blasting operations, you’ll need a larger hopper compared to intermittent usage.
  3. Determine how long the machine will be running between refills. If the machine operates for extended periods without interruption, you’ll need a larger hopper to accommodate the continuous flow of steel grit.
  4. Take into account the available space for the hopper within your facility. Ensure that the hopper size aligns with the available space and any height restrictions.


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