Production line automation using robots has become popular in modern manufacturing facilities for completing risky tasks such as industrial painting. Using robotic painting machines can produce high-quality results. When programmed properly, industrial painting robots can apply paint without leaving drips, inconsistencies, over-spraying, and others. This allows the precise and consistent application of the paint or coating.
Moreover, robotic painting can produce exceptional accessibility of parts. EVS robotic arms are far-reaching and have compact structures so you can install them in different locations such as on a shelf, wall, or rail. This provides greater flexibility.
Our products also protect human workers from hazardous tasks. They are better equipped for dangerous work environments. Plus, they have explosion-proof arms so they are safe to use around combustible gasses. So if you need high-quality painting robots, EVS is the industrial robot manufacturer you are looking for.
Robotic spray painting arms usually have 6 axes and are specifically designed for any application that requires flexible robotic automation. They have open structures that can extensively communicate with external devices. Aside from industrial purposes, you can also use them in project-based and research applications because of their excellent flexibility.
One main reason why painting robots are pricey is because they are built with explosion-proof arms. Thus, they can spray combustible paint and coating safely. Paints and coating are usually solvent-based so you need to monitor them for fire safety when applying them.
Painting robots were initially designed to function safely in volatile environments. As more industries began to accept and use them, they improved and now are among the most popular industrial robot types. Modern painting robots are now capable of controlling spray parameters such as voltage, fluid flow, atomization air, fan air, and others.
Below is an overview of the robot painting process to give you an idea on the working mechanism of painting robots:
Before painting the parts, they are first fabricated using welding robots in another station followed by the polishing process. After that, they are presented to the painting robots usually via a conveyor.
The coating process follows. This process is composed of multiple sub-processes that include the following:
Also, the paint application varies widely. The common types of applicators used are the following:
Once the coating process is done, the paint should be cured. The curing process is usually done through the application of heat or by using ultraviolet light. It is often performed on the painted parts on a conveyor or rack.
The next step is removing the cured parts from the conveyor or rack by using material handling industrial robots and moving them to another area for the next process.
The last step is inspecting the finished products for defects through machine vision before shipping them to ensure quality.
Robotic spray painting systems can complete spray painting tasks automatically without the need for manual programming. They use optical sensors, vision, and laser technology for the automation process. They can achieve consistent and accurate results with the help of explosion-proof arms, pressure regulators, transducers, solenoid valves, gear pumps, color change manifolds, spray applications, and others.
EVS can provide different industries with innovative painting automation solutions. We can help manufacturers keep up with modern challenges such as throughput, quality, and consistency. Our painting robotic systems have been widely used in factory automation processes, including the automotive and transportation industries. With continuous development, they can achieve improved efficiency and greater automation level.
Automatic car painting machines are extensively used in a wide variety of spray painting robot projects because of the following advantages:
Painting robots are designed to apply the paint evenly. They have great precision so they will not leave drips or other imperfections behind. They can spray paint on the parts with the right amount of paint to achieve a flawless result.
Painting robots have slim arms so you can install them on a rail, shelf, or wall. We understand that not all businesses have enough floor space for large industrial machines. These long-reach robots can provide you with more factory space.
Industrial painting robots are customizable so they can be designed to suit your specific requirements such as your available floor space and production requirement. They can also be equipped with anti-collision devices to prevent collisions with nearby machines.
Although painting robots still need supervision from humans, these robots can reduce the risk of injuries to human workers. They can survive explosions and perform hazardous tasks that can cause illness to your workers.
Slim robotic arms can reach more areas so they can cover every surface of the material with paint, unlike human workers. Modern painting robots are equipped with special devices that can recognize edges so they are capable of applying paint without wasting material.
Car painting robots and automatic wall painting robots are the most popular types of robots nowadays. But, industrial painting robots can be used for other applications too:
Painting robots can be used with both liquid and powder paint. They can spray onto various materials such as plastic, metallic, and wooden surfaces, sanitary glassing, and resin application.
This type of painting is used for workpieces with complex shapes. Painting robots used for 3-dimensional painting use sophisticated software to achieve precise position acquisition and spray trajectory generation.
Painting robots can also be used for overhead painting for processing large workpieces. Overhead painting robots are often synchronized with conveyors for easier product tracking.
Painting applications that handle large sizes and complex shapes use automated painting systems for more versatility. Robots have adjustable speeds and automatically stop when needed to finish the task.