Wet Blasting Systems part of the Guyson Corporation USA has just completed the design and build of Two (2) Robotic Wet Blasting Systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
The WBS/Guyson Model RB36x36 Robotic Wet Blast System is designed for descaling and surface preparation of high volume drive line components. The RB36X36 system is fabricated in 12 gauge 304 stainless steel materials having a #4 polished finish. For part presentation to the wet blast process a Fanuc M10iA Six-Axis Robot with R30iB Controller picks the component from an incoming conveyor, moves the component into the blast chamber through a specially designed robot portal to protect the robotic arm during the process. While the component is held in the robot’s gripper the component is rotated in front of a WBS/Guyson wet blast gun for cleaning and surface finishing of the internal surfaces. At the end of the wet blast cycle the component is rinsed with recirculated filtered solution and blown dry via compressed air before the robot moves the part out of the blast chamber and places it on a take away conveyor. The cycle time per part is 15 seconds.
The system has a 50 gallon baffled rinse solution tank interconnected with the blast enclosure for a closed loop system. The tank is fitted with a pneumatic diaphragm type rinse pump and a bag filter housing having a 25 micron filter bag.
The WBS/Guyson Model RB 36×36 Wet Blast System uses WBS designed and manufactured slurry pump which is lined with molded in urethane for years of trouble free life. The pump is mounted on the outside of the blast enclosure for ease of maintenance. The slurry pump is powered by motors ranging from 2hp to 20hp depending on the application and number of blast nozzles required for the application.
The WBS/Guyson pump is capable of pumping slurry in concentrations to 50% at flows to 200 GPM to meet the stringent automotive industry requirements.
WBS/Guyson has been an integrator with Fanuc since 2007, and we have achieved high level integrator status. Guyson has manufactured over 100 robotically involved dry and wet blast systems, and over 75% of them have been Fanuc based. There are no third or fourth parties involved in sale of Guyson robotic systems all personnel are direct factory trained and authorized people.