Robotic Automation Solutions
Experts in industrial automation and robotics integration, we provide custom automation systems. See below for an overview of Spray Painting cell. We design and manufacture state-of-the-art robots to meet our client's specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help optimize your business operations.
Overview of Painting Automation
The painting application is widely used in the automotive industry because robots are accurate and consistent, providing a high-quality finish. Therefore, they are frequently found in the car industry’s production line automation process. Furthermore, the manufacturing supply chain is beginning to introduce industrial robots into its processes.
In today’s competitive market, there is a need to remain competitive. Therefore, robots are helping manufacturers achieve their objectives. Click here for some robot statistics.
The automobile painting process is quite complex, hazardous, and harmful to health, with strenuous jobs. Therefore, when purchasing a paint robot, it is crucial to ensure that the robot is an explosion-proof robot arm.
Top 5 Types of Painting Robots
The most common models are the standard 6-axis robot, but for painting and coating in ATEX environments, there are various painting systems. However, we do not recommend any specific system because the choice of robot painting depends on the specific needs and requirements of the customer, as well as the extras and accessories required.
There are several robots used in painting applications, each with its own unique features and capabilities.
TOP 5 commonly used robots in painting:
The Fanuc P-50iB is a versatile robot with a six-axis design. It is known for its high-speed performance and accuracy, making it suitable for various painting tasks. Furthermore, the P-50iB can handle a wide range of painting applications, including automotive painting, plastic painting, and general industrial painting.
The ABB IRB 5400 is a robust and flexible robot. With its six-axis design and advanced motion control capabilities, it offers precise paint application on complex surfaces. Therefore, the IRB 5400 is often used in automotive painting applications, where it can handle large parts and achieve high-quality finishes.
The KUKA KR Agilus is a compact and agile robot. Its small footprint and high-speed capabilities make it suitable for applications that require quick paint application on small to medium-sized parts. Moreover, the KR Agilus is often used in industries such as electronics, consumer goods, and small-scale automotive painting.
The Yaskawa MPX is a robot designed for high-speed and high-precision applications. It features a slim arm design and advanced control algorithms that enable it to perform intricate paint patterns with excellent accuracy. Therefore, the MPX is commonly used in automotive painting, particularly for applying decorative or complex designs.
The Kawasaki RS007N is a compact and lightweight robot. It is designed for small to medium-sized parts and offers high-speed performance combined with accurate paint application. However, the RS007N is often used in industries such as electronics, plastics, and general manufacturing.
It’s worth noting that these are just a few examples of painting robots, and there are many other models available from different manufacturers. The selection of a specific robot depends on the application requirements, such as the size and shape of the parts to be painted, the type of paint or coating used, and the desired level of precision and speed.
Features of Robotic Painting
All robots have certain features that differ from each other, and these features allow them to produce a high-quality finish when painting. This, in turn, enables the robot to paint any object with minimal waste.
For example, the cables and paint tubes of the robots are essential elements to consider when purchasing a robotic arm. All the cables can run through the wrist instead of outside, preventing them from getting painted. Similarly, the configuration of the paint robots maximizes efficiency, performance, and cleanliness. To achieve this, we provide wall-mounted or floor-mounted robots that allow users to make the best use of space in the production plant.
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Another feature that varies according to the robot brand is the painting software. This feature is extremely important because it helps the robot to easily program complex painting trajectories and it can include 3D models.
Robot integrator for a robotic cell
“Always consult with a robot integrator. They can guide you on what other equipment to buy and where to get it. Spray robots require pressure regulators, a degree of freedom of the robot, an applicator, programming software for painting robots, and a color changer. The robot integrator will help you integrate the painting and process equipment. Robots require the painting process parameters with tracking systems for paint finishing consistency. For example, the user interface with process control systems to get an idea of the ROI and after-sales support. It is the whole automation package.
Phoenix’s extensive automated painting experience can help you overcome any challenges with paint finishing throughput, consistency, and quality.”
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