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Robots & Automation

Using Robotics for Sandblasting is the latest trend in the Abrasive Blasting Industry. Robotic Blasting improves your profits, productivity and employee safety more than any other development in the modern age. Simple to operate, customizable, and can be used for complete manual blasting. Please contact BlastOne for your unique solution.

Facility Installed Blasting Robots

Typical industrial sandblasting automated & robotic blasting equipment require fixed, purpose-built infrastructure to operate. This level of infrastructure investment means that automated sandblasting robots are mostly used in mass manufacturing settings, such as railcar, steel fabrication, and automotive industries.

BlastOne specializes in designing, building and commissioning robotic sandblasting facilities to provide custom solutions for our customer’s corrosion control needs. BlastOne has teamed up with Blastman Robotics to provide several options for our clients. Each blasting robot can be custom fit to each facility based on applications needs. Contact us to begin the discussion on which solution can most benefit your business.

Gantry Blasting Robots

Blastman B20S 8-Axis Blasting Robot

Applications include railway rolling stock, large steel structures, and castings.

Blastman B20CS 12-Axis Blasting Robot with Man Cabin

Blastman B20CS 12-Axis Blasting Robot with Man Cabin

When you need to blast similar, but different objects, the man cabin allows you to do a small amount of touch up with human intervention.

Blastman B20LWS 7-Axis Blast Robot

Blastman B20LWS 7-Axis Blast Robot

Uses a simpler boom to other robots, still allows access all around the workpiece

Blastman B20CX 8-Axis Blasting Robot with Cabin

Blastman B20CX 8-Axis Blasting Robot with Cabin

Allows blasting a diverse product range, from manual blasting to automated blasting.

Wall-Mounted Blasting Robots

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Blastman B16XS 7-Axis Blasting Robot

Applications include small workplaces and complex workpieces.

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Blastman B16S 7-Axis Robot

Applications include containers, turbine parts, castings, and freight wagons.

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Blastman B16CX 7-Axis Robot with Man Cabin

Designed to replace manual blasting and suit non-serial and serial productions.

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Blastman B12S 5-Axis Robot

Applications include tubular workpieces, such as windmill tower sections.

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Blastman Custom Robot

Tell us of your application, we can create a robot to suit your needs.

Fixed Installation Robot Videos

Surprising Truths About Robotic Blasting

As a facilities solution provider, we often encounter industry myths regarding the practicality of installing a blasting robot. Our clients are often surprised by the truth behind costs, expertise needed, and whether it would be practical for their specialty and facility.

In this Primed Insight we’re battling 5 popular misconceptions about robotic abrasive blasting, including cost, technical expertise needed, range of applications, and facility requirements.

MYTH #1 – SHOPS WITH INCONSISTENT JOBS ARE NOT PRACTICAL FOR AUTOMATION

Having a high variation of product sizes and product flow does not automatically disqualify robotic automation. In such a situation, choosing a robot that has multiple programming options to satisfy the various products, as well as a cab for manual control is often the solution to this scenario. The robot operates off software that can be tailored for many different products, and changing between programs is easy and can be accommodated hourly if need be.

MYTH #2 – WE CURRENTLY HAVE A BLAST BOOTH THAT WAS DESIGNED FOR HUMAN LABOR SO A ROBOT PROBABLY WOULDN’T FIT

Already having a blast room is the standard scenario we encounter and places you at no immediate disadvantage. Upon completing a preliminary study of your facility’s booth, we can then determine which robot would work best for your operation.

MYTH #3 – ROBOTS MUST BE EXPENSIVE AND BEING A SMALL COMPANY WE PROBABLY CAN’T AFFORD ONE

Typically the highest cost associated with blasting is labor.   The robot can effectively replace many blasters, operate 24/7 without associated benefit costs or injury potential, and only needs one person to operate.  This operator can execute valuable related tasks such as prep, clean-up, etc.  We typically strive to have ROI’s in 1-2 years.

MYTH #4 – AREN’T MODIFIED WELDING OR PAINTING ROBOTS  JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS A SPECIALIZED ROBOT?

Repurposing and retrofitting anything for a specialty it was not designed for will inevitably incur added costs, headaches, and unforeseen problems.  Blastman robots are not standard robots, but specifically designed for one thing – abrasive blasting.  There are no unforeseen problems or issues for that application.

MYTH #5 – OUR STAFF ARE BLUE COLLAR REGULAR PEOPLE.  NOT TECH ENGINEERS OR PROGRAMMERS.  WON’T A ROBOT REQUIRE HIRING A SPECIAL TECH TO RUN IT?

No.  The best operators are ex-manual blasters.  The software is easy to program and Blastman will ensure all the proper training.  You will not need to hire any new IT personnel or techs to run the robot.

Automatic Blast Cleaning Robot – Railcar Refurbishing

Automatic Blast Cleaning Robot – Blastman B20CX Animation

Automatic Blast Cleaning Robot – Shot Blasting Robot of Railcars

Automatic Blast Cleaning Robot – Robot Blasting of Freight Cars

Mobile Blasting Robots

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VertiDrive M7.1 Magnetic
Robot Crawler

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Large Internal Pipeline
Blasting Robot

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Pinovo PiBlast Automated
Pipe Vacuum Blasting

Case Studies

Training & Support

25 Important Considerations when Building a Blast Facility

If you are purchasing a turnkey blast room for building it yourself, there are 25 subjects you need to be well versed in. BlastOne has compiled a detailed report containing an in-depth guide on all the critical components of a blast room: design considerations, abrasive education, and production techniques. 

Blastman Robotics LTD: The Reliable Blast Cleaning Solution

Typical industrial sandblasting automated & robotic blasting equipment require fixed, purpose-built infrastructure to operate. BlastOne specializes in designing, building, and commissioning robotic sandblasting facilities to provide custom solutions for our customer’s corrosion control needs.

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