These reclaim systems consist of a blast pot and typically a pneumatic abrasive recovery to convey spent abrasive to a reclaim unit.  The reclaim unit, also known as a cyclone separator, sends the spent media and debris into the dust collection system while reusable media is returned to the media hopper.

The type of media used to blast will determine the best reclaim system for a blast room. Lightweight media can use a pneumatic recovery system to recover the media. Heavier metallic media will require mechanical recovery, including screw conveyors, bucket elevators, and air wash systems. The recovery systems can range from simple sweep-in models to partial floor recovery or full floor recovery.