Rotary-Index Twin Spindle Machine enhances cellular manufacturing.

Press Release Summary:

Expanded version of RXS-400 utilizes Fanuc M710 Robot, which carries 8 Model 900 guns in heavy-duty cabinet with powered sliding door. In addition to Alpha S4 servos, Apex precision 50:1 ratio gear boxes, precision stop CAM Technologies indexer, and roof-mounted Precision Rotary Union, components include 300/28 cyclone reclaim system coupled to 36 in. deck classifier with thin ball tray, PLC-controlled heater pad and vibrator mounted to 6 ft³ mixer box, and PLC-controlled Media adder.

Original Press Release:


Guyson’s model RXS-400 (Rotary-Index, Twin Spindle) machine, designed for cellular manufacturing, is the perfect platform to use for building a Super Precise Robotic grit blaster. The Expanded version utilizes a Fanuc M710 Robot which carries a bank of (8) Guyson Model 900 guns, mounted in a custom designed heavy duty cabinet with powered sliding door.The Robot suit is custom designed to accommodate the ultimate in abrasion protection and freedom of movement, reducing the possibility of robot faults due to the suit binding on the arm.

The robot controls Twin precision Alpha S4 servos coupled to Apex precision 50 to 1 ratio gear boxes. A precision (2) stop “CAM Technologies” indexer puts the part in the exact location for the Robot to paint the surface. A roof mounted Precision Rotary Union supplies air to the custom,  Guyson designed and built Vacuum holding fixtures.

The reclaim system is Guyson’s 300/28 cyclone with urethane lining for super abrasion protection coupled to a 36” (4) deck classifier with thin ball tray. Media fluidity is maintained by added a PLC controlled heater pad and vibrator mounted to the 6 cu. Ft. mixer box. Broken down media is replenished using Guyson’s PLC controlled Media adder which adds controlled amounts of new media which is a necessity for maintaining a precision finish. The metering of the metal bead media is controlled through the PLC and Magnavalves. The media is pre-staged in custom designed miniature hoppers before being delivered to the control valves.

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The Panleview HMI and all documentation was provided in dual language per the customer’s request. All ducting from the cabinet to the reclaim and onto the dust collector was converted to metal tubing because of the high dust KST values.

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