Finishing equipment manufacturer, Guyson International, with its Spanish distributor Materias Primas Abrasivas, has recently installed a Guyson Euroblast 8 air-wash cabinet into Metro Madrid’s main maintenance workshop for removing dust particles and other contaminants from the braking systems of underground trains.
The health, safety and wellbeing of Metro Madrid’s maintenance staff was the primary concern when selecting the system. Guyson’s Euroblast 8 blow-off cabinet provides a sealed work chamber for safely air washing braking systems utilising a hand-operated air-wash gun. Removing dust, dirt and debris from underground train braking systems is a daily maintenance task for the Metro team, so keeping a clean and safe environment without leaking dust, dirt, debris or noise into the work area is essential.
In terms of design, the cabinet is fitted with two air-wash guns – high pressure and low pressure – which the operator can easily select depending on the type and/or volume of contaminant: high pressure for the 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 connects to the rear of the cabinet, effectively removing the loosened dust and airborne particles into the 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 selected the Euroblast 8 blow-off system with optional side-loading turntable, which enables large/heavy items to be loaded directly on to the turntable via crane or forklift. The turntable pushes into the cabinet, with hand rotation providing all-round access during the cleaning process.
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