Leading finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International recently showcased their ultrasonic cleaning and blast finishing technology at the Metaltech exhibition, held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th – 19th May 2012. The range of Guyson equipment was the main feature of their Malaysian distributors – XTS Technologies Sdn Bhd – stand.
On the stand, XTS Technologies had representative equipment and information to demonstrate the benefits that Guyson’s Kerry ultrasonic cleaning equipment brings to electronics applications such as PCB cleaning and flux removal. Additionally Guyson manual blast equipment, which has successfully proven over many years their suitability for varied industrial finishing tasks including die and mould cleaning, casting investment removal, medical implant surface preparation, component deburring and descaling, maintenance cleaning and cosmetic finishing.
Making its debut at an exhibition in Asia was the Guysonic ultrasonic generator and Primewave controller coupled with a submersible transducer set, suitable for retrofit into pre and post cleaning tanks or for incorporation into new process lines. The new Kerry generator can operate in a variety of ultrasonic applications, in aqueous, solvent or viscous liquids, and can be tailored by the operator to produce the quality of ultrasonic activity required, as dictated by the component complexity or by the substrate. The Guysonic generator has the ability to control precisely the ramp-up of power delivery so it can deliver a surge of power to jump start cavitation in viscous liquids or it can feed in power incrementally to obviate damage to delicate items such as electronic circuits.
Also showing was the Mediblast 1400, one of a range of stainless steel blast cabinets manufactured by Guyson. These blast cabinets have been especially engineered for medical product manufacturers, laboratories etc. where the introduction of ferrous contamination would be detrimental to the production process.
At present many medical and dental implant manufacturers and prosthetic departments already use Guyson manual blast cabinets for such processes as imparting necessary surface preparation to deliver improved coating and bonding adhesion on hip joint implants and producing the glint free cosmetic surface finish required of many medical instruments.
But to enable effective use of their cabinets on medical components they have to have them especially adapted by Guyson with rubber linings and polyurethane coating to critical wear parts so that no ferrous contamination, from the substrate of the blast cabinet, can affect their components during the blast treatment process. Manufacturers who have higher volumes and have a machine dedicated to medical blasting have previously purchased one-off special stainless steel cabinets to remove the potential contamination problem.
Now Guyson have responded to numerous customer requests and introduced a dedicated ‘standard’ Mediblast range of cabinets that is capable of coping with the vast majority of manual operated medical blast finishing requirements. This all new cabinet range is manufactured from the highest quality 316L stainless steel and can be equipped with the either a polyurethane or stainless steel gun body. The blast gun is foot pedal operated and can either be hand held or retained on an adjustable support within the blast chamber; this latter option leaves both hands free for excellent component manipulation.
The Mediblast range is compatible with a wide range of blast media types and grades, making it ideal for a broad range of medical surface preparation, finishing and cleaning applications. The system also comes complete with an efficient dust collector so enabling clear viewing of the component surface whilst blasting.
Guyson International Limited is a privately owned family company with a world-wide reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of blast finishing, spray wash and ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Formed over 70 years ago, the company is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and its head office is located at Skipton, North Yorkshire, in the north of England. Guyson has four international subsidiary companies: Guyson Corporation of the USA, located in Saratoga Springs, New York State; Guyson SA, situated in Paris, France; Guyson Sdn Bhd in Penang; and Guyson CN, in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.