Guyson blast cabinet selected by Metro Madrid
Posted on 24 Jan 2021 and read 946 times
Guyson International Ltd
, the Skipton-based finishing equipment manufacturer, together with its Spanish distributor, Materias Primas Abrasivas SL (MPA), recently supplied and installed a Guyson Euroblast 8 Airwash cabinet in Metro Madrid’s main maintenance workshop. The equipment will be used for removing dust particles and other contaminants from the braking systems of underground trains.
The Euroblast 8 blow-off cabinet provides a sealed work chamber for safely air-washing braking systems using a hand-operated airwash gun. Removing dust, dirt and debris from underground train braking systems is a daily maintenance task for the Metro team so maintaining a clean and safe work environment without leaking dust, dirt, debris and noise into the work environment is essential.
The cabinet is fitted with two airwash guns (high-pressure and low-pressure) that can be easily selected by the operator depending on the type and/or volume of contaminant: high-pressure for aggressive removal of caked-on dust or low-pressure for lighter material.
In order to retain high-visibility during the brake-cleaning process a Guyson C400 cartridge dust collector is connected to the rear of the cabinet, effectively removing the loosened dust and airborne particles into its collection bin, so they can be safely disposed of while maintaining a clean working environment.
Due to the numerous types of braking systems, some of which are extremely heavy, the Madrid Metro maintenance team specified this Euroblast 8 blow-off system with the optional side loading turntable, which enables large heavy items to be loaded directly onto the turntable via crane or forklift.
The turntable is then easily pushed into the cabinet and can be rotated by hand during the cleaning process to provide all-round access.