Skipton-based Guyson International Ltd (www.guyson.co.uk
), a leading industrial finishing equipment manufacturer, has recently delivered and installed a further precision cleaning machine to Rolls-Royce Filton in Bristol, to assist the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium in its bid to rapidly build ventilators to combat Covid-19.
The consortium consists of UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors.
This latest Guyson 'Kerry' branded Microsolve 250, which was built in record time, has three process stages comprising of ultrasonic cleaning, followed by vapour rinsing and freeboard drying, provides precision cleaning of components used in the ventilators and is crucially already cleared by regulators, being used by an existing OEM manufacturer, so can immediately support production now it has been installed.
Mark Viner, Guyson's blast and wash division managing director, said: “It continues to be a really challenging period, but I am very proud of our outstanding workforce of welders, fabricators, fitters, electricians, test engineers and office staff who have enabled us to support this vital initiative supplying ventilator parts to the frontline.”
Having already supplied a Microsolve 250, and 350 - a larger version with greater throughput - to the consortium in the last month, it now means that Guyson solvent-based ultrasonic cleaning equipment will be providing precision cleaning to seven critical cleaning lines involved in the manufacture of ventilators.
After satisfying the initial UK demand Guyson is now getting urgent orders and inquiries for its Microsolve precision cleaning equipment from Australia and North America amongst others.
An identical machine to those manufactured for the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium will be on its way before the end of May to an organisation in Mexico involved in manufacturing similar ventilators for its domestic market and Guyson is working flat out to meet this critical demand.