This company has integrated a six-axis robot nozzle manipulator into an automated rotary blast machine for repetitive surface treatment operations. The robotic blast system was developed to consistently perform critical surface preparation on irregularly shaped components, but it is also suitable for a variety of other blasting applications. In addition to the robot's motion capabilities, the rotary table of the blast machine is driven by a servomotor that is integrated with the robot controller as a seventh axis of motion. The radial orientation of a component fixtured on the table can be programmed with extreme accuracy and synchronized with complex motions of the blast nozzle, allowing precise control of the distance and speed of the nozzle(s) in relation to the surface of the component. A user-friendly teach pendant simplifies the development of motion programs for different components.
Guyson Corp. of U.S.A.
(518) 587-7894 or (800) 633-6677