Blasting & Painting Industry Moisture Removal Systems & Equipment

Air Prep Systems

Having dry and high pressure (above 100 psi) compressed air is an essential ingredient in an industrial sandblasting operation. Whether you are blasting in the open or in an enclosed industrial blasting room, an ample supply of dry compressed air will make your job easier, make your sandblasting production more efficient and dramatically reduce downtime and time wastage due to blast abrasive clumping. It has the added advantage of being able to optimize your grit valve or abrasive valve – to reduce abrasive consumption. The best and most economical method of removing moisture from the compressed air stream – is using a air prep system or sandblasting air dryer. These abrasive blasting air dryers have large ports and non-restricted air passages which results in no or minimal pressure loss/pressure drop through the air prep system.

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  • Enhance your blasting operations with the Squat Aftercooler AirDryer System, a compact, industry-standard moisture removal solution designed to increase blasting speed by up to 15%. Leveraging an Aftercooler design for optimum cooling, this system effectively removes moisture, saving on abrasive costs, and comes in sizes tailored to your compressor capacity. Rugged, portable, and equipped with a stainless steel demister pad for effective moisture removal, the Squat Aftercooler AirDryer System is built for high performance in high humidity and varied temperature environments.
    • The Industry Standard AirDryer
    • Squat Compact Design
    • Uses Aftercooler design to cool the air for maximum moisture removal
    • Pneumatic Fan motor
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Size based on the size of your compressor
    • ACS250Squat – Rated to 250 cfm (good for 1x #6 blast nozzle)
    • ACS400Squat – Rated to 400 cfm (good for 1x #7 blast nozzles
    • ACS750Squat – Rated to 750 cfm (good for 2 blasters)
    • ACS950Squat – Rated to 950 cfm (good for 2 blasters or occasionally 3)
    • This unit will perform best when used in climates where the ambient temperature is above 50°F. Not recommended for use in climates that freeze. Recommend P-ACSD.

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    $9,875.00 - $17,260.00

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  • Elevate your production blasting with the Schmidt® AirPrep Deliquescent Desiccant Air Dryer, an industry-standard moisture removal system that uses Deliquescent tablets to absorb moisture for cooler, drier blasting. Experience enhanced efficiency, including 15% faster blasting, while saving on abrasive costs, all achieved through this rugged, skid-mounted system. Tailored to your needs with a range of sizes based on your compressor's CFM, this galvanized desiccant tank ensures easy maintenance and longevity, promising optimal performance even in high humidity environments and temperature fluctuations.
    • The Premium Industry Standard Air Dryer
    • Uses Deliquescent tablets to absorb moisture from the blasting air
    • Pneumatic Fan motor with Easy Maintenance
    • Galvanized Desiccant Tank lasts 5x longer then all competition
    • Select size based on the CFM of your compressor
    • Come fitted with 4-claw fittings
    • 5 year warranty
    • Genuine Products - Manufactured by Schmidt® / Axxiom Manufacturing
    • ACSD250 / ADS250, ACSD400 / ADS400, ACSD750 / ADS750, ACSD950 / ADS950, ACSD1200  / ADS1200, ACSD1600 / ADS1600

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    $12,989.00 - $36,911.00

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  • Maximize your blasting efficiency with Schmidt® AirPrep™ Aftercooler Moisture Removal Systems, engineered for superior performance even in high humidity environments or critical applications. Utilizing an over-sized radiator for optimal flow and cooling, this rugged system features a stainless steel coalescing demister pad, ensuring non-restrictive, effective moisture removal, and requiring no replacement elements. Built to last, the Schmidt® AirPrep™ enhances production by allowing up to 15% faster blasting and reducing abrasive expenditure, thanks to its negligible pressure loss design and efficient moisture elimination.

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    • The Premium Industry Standard AirDryer
    • Uses Aftercooler design to cool the air for maximum moisture removal
    • Removes 90% of the moisture in the blasting air
    • Pneumatic Fan motor mean you don't need electricity to run this onsite
    • Size based on the size of your compressor
    • Suitable for warm weather or indoor use
    • Genuine Schmidt® Products - Guaranteed to Perform!

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    $10,564.00 - $31,326.00

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  • ACS400AC12V

    This stand-mounted radiator is an economical aftercooler option, when budget or space do not allow the more efficient Squat Aftercooler or Deliquescent Air Dryer.  It comes with a 12 volt battery lead, for your convenient connection to any 12 volt vehicle battery.

    ACS400AC12V

    This stand-mounted radiator is an economical aftercooler option, when budget or space do not allow the more efficient Squat Aftercooler or Deliquescent Air Dryer.  It comes with a 12 volt battery lead, for your convenient connection to any 12 volt vehicle battery.

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    ACS400AC12V
    $2,869.09
    400 CFM Aftercooler Assembly

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  • ACS400AC
    • Efficient cooling with Aftercooler 2” 400 CFM
    • Pneumatic Fan for rapid heat dissipation
    • Durable construction for long-term reliability
    • Compatible with various pneumatic tools
    • Prevents damage and improves efficiency
    ACS400AC
    • Efficient cooling with Aftercooler 2” 400 CFM
    • Pneumatic Fan for rapid heat dissipation
    • Durable construction for long-term reliability
    • Compatible with various pneumatic tools
    • Prevents damage and improves efficiency

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    ACS400AC
    $2,897.00
    After cooler 2'' 400 cfm, with pneumatic fan for Squat Aftercooler AirDryer System

    Part #ACS400AC

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  • The Portable Moisture Separator offers enhanced blasting productivity through highly effective moisture droplet removal, rated for up to 800 cfm airflow volume at 150 PSI. Designed for durability, this in-line system features an expansion flow-chamber with an internal stainless steel coalescer for non-restrictive, efficient moisture removal, ensuring clean, dry air for up to 15% faster blasting. Portable and easy to set up, it includes an axle, wheels, and handle, making it an indispensable tool for achieving peak productive blasting with minimal pressure loss.
    • Inlet size 2" (50 mm) female thread
    • Outlet sizes: 2" (50 mm) female thread - 1" (25 mm) female thread - plugged (top outlet)
    • Rated for up to 800 cfm airflow volume at 150 PSI
    • Connected in-line close to blast machine
    • Expansion flow-chamber design with internal stainless steel coalescer
    • Highly effective moisture droplet removal for peak productive blasting with minimal pressure loss
    • Supplied with manual drain valve
    • Includes axle, wheels and handle
    • Air fittings not included - specify and order separately

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    $2,086.00 - $2,882.00

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  • The Inlet Airline Moisture Separator, designed specifically for abrasive blasting, provides final stage moisture droplet removal before air enters the blast machine, ensuring minimal pressure loss for peak blasting productivity. Utilizing an elementless design with a tangential flow, and an internal stainless steel coalescer, it handles large air volumes without efficiency loss. This system can be sized at 250cfm or 400cfm based on your blast nozzle and compressor size, and though it requires separate order of inlet fitting or ball valve, it promises improved blasting performance with drier air.
    • Installed at blast machine inlet for final stage moisture droplet removal before air enters blast machine
    • Tangential flow and elementless design
    • Minimal pressure loss for peak blasting productivity
    • Requires 1/4' ball valve for drainage - part no. FVBL006
    • Optional autodrain accessory available
    • Male threaded inlet and outlet ports
    • Inlet fitting or ball valve not supplied - order separately
    • Specify Size - 250cfm or 400cfm, based on the size of your blast nozzle and compressor
    • Includes internal stainless steel coalescer

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    $789.00 - $793.00

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  • ACSDR50
    • Suits the AirPrep ADS Series
    • Replacement deliquescent tablets to refill an air dryer.
    • Also referred to as desiccant tablets
    • Hard, white tablets can absorb up to 4 times their own weight in water!
    • Comes in 50 lb bags, 40 bags per pallet
    ACSDR50
    • Suits the AirPrep ADS Series
    • Replacement deliquescent tablets to refill an air dryer.
    • Also referred to as desiccant tablets
    • Hard, white tablets can absorb up to 4 times their own weight in water!
    • Comes in 50 lb bags, 40 bags per pallet

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    $80.00

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    ACSDR50
    $80.00
    AirPrep Deliquescent Refill Tablets

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  • ACFRL06
    • 3-piece filter/regulator/lubricator 
    • Compact body design 
    • 2-piece modular joiner set 
    • Snap-lock knob prevents accidental change of set pressure 
    • Easy-to-read pressure gauge included 
    • Maximum supply pressure - 150psi 
    • Wall mount brackets included 
    • Manufactured by Wilkerson®
    ACFRL06
    • 3-piece filter/regulator/lubricator 
    • Compact body design 
    • 2-piece modular joiner set 
    • Snap-lock knob prevents accidental change of set pressure 
    • Easy-to-read pressure gauge included 
    • Maximum supply pressure - 150psi 
    • Wall mount brackets included 
    • Manufactured by Wilkerson®

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    $275.38

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    ACFRL06
    $275.38
    1/4" NPT Filter/Regulator/Lubricator (FRL)

    Part #ACFRL06

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  • ACFRL13400MP
    Boost your 400cfm Schmidt® AirPrep™ Air Dryer's efficiency with the 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator (SKU: ACFRL13400MP) by Master Pneumatic®. This FRL unit combines MP165 filter/regulator and MP167 lubricator for optimal performance.
    • 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator designed exclusively for Schmidt® AirPrep™ 400cfm Air Dryers.
    • Features both MP165 filter/regulator and MP167 lubricator for a comprehensive air system care.
    • Manufactured by the esteemed Master Pneumatic® brand.
    • Master Pneumatic® specializes in a wide range of FRL combinations, catering to various applications.
    • A crucial addition for maximizing the efficiency and lifespan of your air dryer systems.
    ACFRL13400MP
    Boost your 400cfm Schmidt® AirPrep™ Air Dryer's efficiency with the 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator (SKU: ACFRL13400MP) by Master Pneumatic®. This FRL unit combines MP165 filter/regulator and MP167 lubricator for optimal performance.
    • 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator designed exclusively for Schmidt® AirPrep™ 400cfm Air Dryers.
    • Features both MP165 filter/regulator and MP167 lubricator for a comprehensive air system care.
    • Manufactured by the esteemed Master Pneumatic® brand.
    • Master Pneumatic® specializes in a wide range of FRL combinations, catering to various applications.
    • A crucial addition for maximizing the efficiency and lifespan of your air dryer systems.

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    ACFRL13400MP
    $467.37
    1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator

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  • ACFRL131600MP
    Experience enhanced air dryer performance with the 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator (SKU: ACFRL131600MP) by Master Pneumatic®. Perfectly tailored for 750cfm - 1,600cfm Schmidt® AirPrep™ systems, including both MP160 filter/regulator and MP125 lubricator.
    • 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator tailored for Schmidt® AirPrep™ systems ranging from 750cfm to 1,600cfm.
    • Incorporates both MP160 filter/regulator and MP125 lubricator for comprehensive care.
    • Quality assurance from the renowned Master Pneumatic® brand.
    • Master Pneumatic® offers an extensive range of FRL combinations to cater to diverse applications.
    • An essential add-on for maximizing the longevity and efficiency of your air systems.
    ACFRL131600MP
    Experience enhanced air dryer performance with the 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator (SKU: ACFRL131600MP) by Master Pneumatic®. Perfectly tailored for 750cfm - 1,600cfm Schmidt® AirPrep™ systems, including both MP160 filter/regulator and MP125 lubricator.
    • 1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator tailored for Schmidt® AirPrep™ systems ranging from 750cfm to 1,600cfm.
    • Incorporates both MP160 filter/regulator and MP125 lubricator for comprehensive care.
    • Quality assurance from the renowned Master Pneumatic® brand.
    • Master Pneumatic® offers an extensive range of FRL combinations to cater to diverse applications.
    • An essential add-on for maximizing the longevity and efficiency of your air systems.

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    $725.11

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    ACFRL131600MP
    $725.11
    1/2" Filter/Regulator/Lubricator

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A top priority for corrosion control contractors is knowing how to dry air for sandblasting. It is essential that you remove the moisture from your compressed air for efficient blasting. Moisture can cause your abrasive to clog, slow down your blasting speed and even cause your freshly blasted surface to rust.

Cool, dry air exits the air dryer and is connected to the hose for your blast machine. The result keeps moisture from the blasting surface which minimizes any potential rusting before the protective coating is applied.

Air dryers are used to dry the air between the compressor and the blasting or spraying equipment. Warm, moist air from the compressor enters the air prep dryer and travels into a radiator where the air is cooled. As the temperature drops from warm to cool, it then enters the expansion tank which causes the water to drop to the bottom. Cool, dry air exits the air dryer and is connected to the hose for your blast machine. The result keeps moisture from the blasting surface which minimizes any potential rusting before the protective coating is applied.