QM Systems Manufacturing

Booth and Robot Cleaning Station

A booth and robot cleaning station created by QM Systems.

The concept of this design is to provide an environment where the rubber tyre rim and paint can be removed from a tank wheel in a safe, economic, and controlled manner, and with the minimum of operator involvement, using UHP (ultra high pressure) water jet technology at around 45000 PSI, a high spec filtration system to filter the rubber crumb to microns and a system to combat legionella due to the residual heating of the water. We partnered with Aquablast high pressure systems to achieve this.

We created a fully reinforced enclosed booth with safety interlocked auto opening access doors, a window and internal lighting. Inside An ABB IRB6700 six axis robot is used to pick a wheel from the adjacent pallet using a universal chuck system to transport it into the cell for refurbishment.

Once the tyre is inside and the enclosure is closed. An ultra high pressure water jet system with high specification filtration system will begin removing rubber crumb and paint deposits from the components. The robot will then deposit the clean part onto the offload pallet. This bespoke piece of machinery is capable of refurbishing 28 wheels in one cycle. The ultra high pressure water jet technology ran at 45000 PSI, and included a high spec filtration system to filter the rubber crumb to microns and a system to combat legionella. It also reduced the crumb to a size so small that it could be moved around the system and separated accordingly ensuring it could be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This allowed us to recirculate the water and further reduce waste.

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