Presenting parts to robots varies widely from application to application. For industrial paint operations, parts are typically presented in a batch tote, bin or on a flat conveyor. The parts must then be located and placed onto a rack or an overhead conveyor for presentation to the coating equipment.
Our MotoSight™ robotic vision products can help locate the parts so that the robot can pick them up precisely and consistently.
Multi-Step Coating Process
The actual paint line is often a multi-step process. Our robots and systems support the following coating processes:
- Single component
- Two component
- Water base
- Electrostatic spray
- Powder coat
- Wax spray
- Undercoating and sound deadener
- Adhesives and sealants
Application of the paint or material varies widely. Below is a list of the applicator types supported by our products:
- Standard spray atomizers, airless and air-assisted airless
- High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP)
- Bell guns (rotary atomizers)
- Powder applicators
- Swirl gun
After the coating is applied, it must be cured. This is normally done over time by applying heat or using ultraviolet lamps. The actual curing process is most often done with parts on the same rack or conveyor, just downstream from the coating process.
After the coating is cured, parts can be removed from the rack or conveyor. We have a broad range of material handling robots that can move the parts to the next process.
Shipping faulty or defective products can be devastating to a business. Machine vision has a long history in part inspection, ensuring consistent and predictable quality. Whether it’s gauging a part, detecting presence of a feature or error proofing, our MotoSight products have all the necessary inspection and data analysis tools for part inspection.