The Start of Robots
Abrasive blast manipulators were first developed in the early 1980s by Tammec, a subsidiary of Tampella. Tampella was a large and successful Finnish engineering company in the mining industry. The first installation was carried out in Tampella’s own workshop in 1982.
From Device to Product
The very first robot with an automated control system and programming capabilities, was proudly delivered to Valmet in Jyväskylä, Finland in 1985.
A year later in 1986, exports followed as Blastman Robotics supplied Tudor workshop in Sweden with an automated and programmable blast cleaning robot.
Blastman Robotics Ltd
In 1997 Rautaruukki decided to concentrate on its core business, steel production, and Blastman Robotics Ltd became an independent company continuing the development, construction and marketing of its robots worldwide.
Evolution of Robots
In 2010 Blastman launched its third generation of blast cleaning robots. These robots are completely servo driven and equipped with the newest technology. At this time Blastman had also expanded its product line to include blast pots, manlifts and complete surface treatment lines.
Each new generation of Blastman robots has created a huge technological leap for the entire blast cleaning industry. The development is always ongoing at Blastman and the resources at hand allow Blastman to continue innovating and creating new technical solutions to the industry.
New Challenges Await!
Today the range of services provided by Blastman Robotics Ltd keeps on growing. Blastman robots and manipulators are used worldwide, and with over 30 years of experience, Blastman is now firmly established as the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasive blast cleaning robots. The oldest robots have been in operation for over 25 years giving us a large network of valued customers.
In the future Blastman will implement even more sophisticated technologies to the blast cleaning industry, which will provide even more value to our existing and new customers.