Guyson Corporation tool-changing robotic grit-blast system has seven axes. It enables automatic changing between blasting tools during critical surface preparation activity around the outside of intricate-shaped parts. It is also useful in recesses and interior of the components. It is a multitasking machine.
It features a Fanuc M-20iA robot with 6 axes. This robot is strongly mounted on a pedestal inside the blasting cabinet that has rotary table. The cabinet has dimensions of 60 x 96 inches. The robotic nozzle manipulator is separated from dust and media by a custom-designed, laminated fabric suit. Yet, the complete range of motion of the articulated robot arm is allowed by the manipulator.
The turntable is driven by servo motors, and it has a fixture for holding replaceable components. It is managed as a seventh axis of the robotic coordinated motion. This ensures repeatability of accurate workpiece orientation and rotation during the automated blast processing routine.
On one side of the blast enclosure, the system has a doghouse or storage compartment.