C&C MARINE AND REPAIR
Since the installation of the Blastman Robotic system in 2017, the manual blasting time required to blast a barge is down 85% and all of the equipment provided by Blastman is specifically designed to withstand a harsh blasting environment. The robots are designed according to customer requirements and run in a 100 m long and 30 m wide blast room. The underneath of the barges is treated with a Blastman MBU solution.
“Blasting is one of the most physically demanding processes in a shipyard, both on personnel and machinery. Since the installation of the Blastman Robotic system, our manual blasting time required to blast a barge is down 85% and all of the equipment provided by Blastman is specifically designed to withstand a harsh blasting environment. This equates to a safer work environment for our employees, fewer mechanical breakdowns of our equipment, and exponentially faster blast times. A true WIN WIN scenario.”
Tony Cibilich, C&C Marine and Repair, USA
Our references include:
- Fincantieri, Italy
- Visions East, Fort Lauderdale, USA
- I. P. Huse, Harøy, Norway
- C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse, USA
- CUMT, Nantong, China
One of the most demanding painting requirements is set in the shipbuilding industry. This is due to the harsh environment caused by water and salt. Quite often a very high surface quality is required to meet these harsh conditions. A constant high quality can only be achieved through automatic abrasive blasting. A robotized operation ensures constant cleanliness and roughness grade throughout the entire workpiece.
Blastman automatic robots are tailor-made to accommodate even the largest ship blocks or barges. An automatic robot is able to blast clean the entire workpiece without any need for scaffolding, ladders, or man lifts.
Maintenance is a huge part of the shipbuilding industry. The longer the ship is out of service due to maintenance the more it costs the operator. A lot of maintenance, regarding the surface of the ship, is done outside in changing weather conditions. An enclosed blast room equipped with an automatic Blastman robot reduces the maintenance period greatly because the risk of flash rust created by moisture in the air or rain is completely removed.
Products blast cleaned every day by Blastman robots:
Large ship blocks