Flexibility is required in many foundries. Cast parts of varying sizes and geometries need to be treated in a fast and reliable way. Generally the wire mesh shot blast plants have proven to be very versatile. AGTOS combines the positive aspects of this type of machine with the advantages of innovative blasting technology.
AGTOS at the GIFA 2011 in Düsseldorf
AGTOS presented themselves at the exhibition GIFA in Düsseldorf (28. June - 02. July 2011). The machine that was exhibited, a wire mesh shot blasting plant, was met with great interest and approval by the visitors. The advantage of this type of machine is its huge flexibility. The work pieces can be fed to the machine either manually or by a robotic or handling system. The pieces then are treated from above and from below simultaneously. AGTOS manufactures wire mesh shot blasting plants of various sizes. Especially striking was the massive international feedback.
The work pieces which shall be treated are positioned either manually or by a manipulator on the wire mesh which transports them to the machine. First they pass through the entry sluice. The sluice seals the blasting chamber which follows to the exterior. In the blasting chamber high performance turbines throw the abrasive with a high velocity onto the work pieces. The wire mesh is constructed in such a way that the work pieces are blasted optimally from above and from below at the same time therefore treating them from all sides. Subsequently the work pieces are freed from abrasive and dust by blowing.
The AGTOS wire mesh shot blast plants are built for the highest operational demands. Because of the high performance turbines an optimal cover is achieved. This guarantees short blasting times and high quality blasting of the parts.
The robust blasting chamber is built with highly wear-resistant austenitic manganese steel. In the blasting zone there are additional wear plates in austenitic manganese steel which can easily be exchanged. In the floor area collecting trays secure an optimal protection against wearing.
The automatic abrasive supply devices, positioned above the turbines, ensure that the blasting only happens when pieces are in the blasting area. This minimizes the wearing of the shot blasting plant. The abrasive remaining on the work pieces is removed by means of a blower unit.