From Guyson Corporation comes this automated indexing table grit-blasting machine which has been integrated with a component handling robotic arm. The robotic arm is used to load parts onto the blast system from an in-feed conveyor and unloads them to a take-away conveyor.
A process cycle time of under ten seconds is achieved by the unmanned Model RX-1400-RB. The compact Fanuc LR Mate 200iC was the robot chosen for this machine-tending application. It is mounted at machine height on a pedestal and is fitted with a custom-engineered, pneumatically actuated, finger-like gripper. Designed and fabricated by Guyson, the gripper matches the contours of the component-holding fixtures of the blast cabinet.
Six or twelve fixtures are equally spaced around the perimeter of the 66-inch diameter turntable in the RX-1400 design. The turntable is moved by a precision cam indexer.