Robotic spray painting Arm

The most popular types of Robotic Spray Painting Arms:  ABB paint robots, FANUC paint robots, KUKA robots  Overview of Paint Robots Automotive Industry

Automotive Industry

Automotive Industry is well known for using painting robots for their floor plant operations due to the top-quality results.  Even though, paint robots in automotive industry are very popular.

Spray Paint robots are becoming well-known for small and medium companies because robots are very accurate and precise when applying paint or coating to a surface. As a result, industrial Robots do not overspray or leave drips, they are very accurate and precise when applying paint or coating to a surface.

Automotive Industry follows high standard procedures.  Therefore, this demanding sector is already benefiting from manufacturing robots, and also small and mid-size companies are starting in automation. Robots are versatile and easy to install on the floor, on the rail, or on the wall according to the space of the factory plant.  Besides, paint robots are very flexible, help workers from hazardous work and protect them from chemicals.  Robotic can handle the risk of this work environment.

Basic Single Robotic Arm Integration

For painting operations, there are two types of robots. In the case of an application in a zone that has an Atex rating, means activities that produce, explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres. Then, the robot must have a rating for this environment. Subsequently, the robot will have specific systems and protection to prevent the creation of a source of ignition. An example of that type of robot is the Fanuc P range. For example, the P-250iB/15 is a standard robot found in car plants around the world spraying car bodies prior to assembly.

Basic Single Painting Integration scheme

Invariably, a robot of this type will have all the tubing and cabling within the robot eliminating the risk of cable snagging and also from contamination by stray paint debris. If the zone does not have an Atex rating, then you can use a standard robot, usually a six-axis robot to allow for high freedom of movement of the applicator. In both cases, the robot needs some form of spraying equipment—for example, the type of a bell applicator or pistol applicator.

Basic Robotic Integration Scheme

Invariably, a robot of this type will have all the tubing and cabling within the robot eliminating the risk of cable snagging and also from contamination by stray paint debris. If the zone does not have an Atex rating, then you can use a standard robot, usually a six-axis robot to allow for high freedom of movement of the applicator. In both cases, the robot needs some form of spraying equipment—for example, the type of a bell applicator or pistol applicator.

Robotic Spray Painting Arms

Robotic Operations Process

The bell applicator supports applications where high paint volumes are necessary with low air consumption. The bell applicator features a spinning bell cup that through centrifugal force generates small droplets of material that are then shaped into a painted cloud by a shaping airflow. In the case of an application by pistol, the material goes directly by the airflow produced from a compressed air source. Hence, the coverage is not as great as with the bell applicator for the same airflow.

Often it will be necessary to select between various colours or materials for the application. In this case, the robot will often feature a colour changer mounted in the robot arm. Usually, a dedicated distribution system supply the material stored in tanks. Subsequently, the robot will spray the colours that receive from the system.

According to the article, The Impact of Health said:  The main environmental impacts associated with paint come from the manufacturer of the components, rather than the manufacturing of the product itself.  Following are some reasons why chemicals are dangerous for human beings:

  • The paint industry universally includes titanium dioxide or TiO2 for painting
  • Manufacture of TiO2 is by far the greatest environmental impact
  • Emissions during production including (depending on the process) CO2, N2O, SO2, NOx CH4, and VOCs
  • A number of waste streams, including spent acid and metal sulfates, emanate from the manufacturing process

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Some robot manufacturers add more features than others, but a good robot integrator can integrate any type of robot arms from any robot manufacturer. As for example, FANUC Robots, KUKA RobotsABB Robost, Motoman, just to mention a few.  At Robot Store Ltd., we are integrating new or used robots as well as complete robot systems worldwide.

We can help you to choose the right painting robot for your specific robot arm applications. Consult with us for your next project, we provide affordable and fully reconditioned robots or new robot automation.  Likewise, we provide our robot package automation solution that fits your needs for any applications. 

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