Guyson Corporation has been stirring up some excitement this year in the world of automated abrasive blasting and shot peening. The company has benefited from a significant growth-spurt in sales of robotic blast systems.
Steve Donohue, Guyson’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, describes the increased activity as “a surge in awareness and interest” in blasting machines that incorporate robots. Naturally, Steve has been doing what he can to encourage the trend.
“Manufacturers of products such as aircraft engine components, medical instruments and orthopedic implants, seem to have some of the strongest reasons to move in the direction of robotic blasting. They are not simply motivated by labor savings and production efficiency. In many cases, the number one driver behind robotic blasting projects in these precision industries is to ensure the highest possible consistency in quality,” Donohue observes.
In the medical manufacturing arena, Guyson robotics made front-page news this summer, when a national trade magazine featured it as their cover story. The July 2009 issue of Today’s Medical Developments ran the contributed editorial under the headline “Will Medical Blasting Go Robotic?” The article is archived on-line at http://www.onlinetmd.com/Article.aspx?article_id=63668
The company is not resting on its laurels, according to Steve Donohue.
“Some of our target industries have an active grapevine, and word about new methods gets around pretty fast, so success can breed more success. We are just going to continue to promote robotic blasting, try to maintain our lead in this new field and do our best to exploit the equipment sales opportunities that we can generate. We built our first robotic blast machine over ten years ago, but now we’re building up some real momentum. It looks like this is a technology whose time has come.”