Why choose Gostol TST automated blasting solutions?
Processing of larger aerospace components
Machine LAC is designed for the purpose of releasing surface tensile forces induced by machining process. It is used for processing of larger aerospace components. LAC machine provides controlled and repeatable shot peening of various metal or alloy machined structural components. This is a through feed system with heavy duty transport line for workpieces manipulation. Transport line is feeding workpieces into the peening cabinet in controlled manner where travel liner speed is controlled via PLC and SCAD. Machine enables workpieces manipulation in directions. This allows operators to flip or move the object after one side (surface) has been processed. Special care was taken when designing technological openings for parts entrance and exit to cabinet, in order to prevent leaking of peening media.
Automatic nozzle manipulation
The peening process is performed with set of 4 nozzles geometrically positioned in rectangular pattern aiming horizontal surface at the angle of 45°. Complete nozzle fixture is servo drive in horizontal plane perpendicular to the transport line. The height of nozzle fixture is adjustable through SCADA system with fixture also having provision for manual fine adjustment of each nozzle pitch and yaw. This kind of configuration is providing fully configurable peening system capable of achieving requested repeatable intensity and coverage on workpieces of irregular geometry.
Machine process control systems
Machine process control system meets full requirements of standard SAE AMS-2432. Set of MAGNAVALVES for closed loop regulation enables media mass flow of each nozzle.
In addition to the mass flow control elements there is installed system for closed loop regulation of compressed air work pressure. Supervision and management of the complete peening system and process functions are performed via customized SCADA control system, which is closely linked to inbuilt industrial PLC unit.
Double pressure vessel
A special double pressure vessel was developed and installed to provide constant refilling and uninterrupted peening process.
Media Management System
Media is collected from bottom hoppers of machine and transported 6 meters high into reclaim unit with pneumatic transport system. Strong dust collector unit is producing enough suction power to cope with amount of media delivered through 4 pressurized blast nozzles.
Installed media reclaim system is additionally supported by air wash unit installed prior to 42” vibrational sieve units. High performance vibrational sieve suitable for large volumes of peening media is equipped with standard size mashes for precise media classification.
If you buy machine for processing of larger aerospace components you will get all necessary for your shot peening process in one place.