Visitors to Guyson’s Saratoga Springs manufacturing plant were met by an impressive line-up of robotic greeters during the first week of 2015.
Just-in-time delivery of five robots from the Fanuc Robotics Division of Fanuc America for current work-in-progress transformed the entrance to the factory floor into a striking array. In a matter of days, these robots will become the heart of a robotic blasting system.
The receiving line includes four identical Model M-710iC robots, each supplied with two beefy servomotor drives that will be controlled as auxiliary axes by the R-30iB robot controller. When the robot integration is complete and custom-engineered blast machinery is fully built, the 8-axis Model RB-72 robotic grit-blasting systems will feature twin turntables mounted on a shuttle cart to allow loading and unloading of components to take place during the automated blast cycle.
The fifth robot in the string is a Fanuc M-10iA destined to be a nozzle manipulator in a Model RB-9 grit blasting system being built for a specialized casting and machining company supplying aerospace alloy components to industrial gas turbine and aircraft engine manufacturers.