Faced with ongoing labour shortages for skilled workers who can perform finishing and surface treatment tasks, many manufacturers are turning to robotics and automation to help them keep up with the rising demand for more accurate and repeatable results.
While large manufacturers were typically the main users of robotic finishing tasks recent developments in light industrial and collaborative robots has opened up opportunities for smaller and midsize manufacturers with high mix or high variability parts to invest in robotic finishing solutions.
Robotic painting and coating provides a wide range of advantages, including:
- Improved safety in hazardous painting work environments
- Consistent robotic paint application significantly reduces material waste
- Higher product speeds and productivity
- Labour shortage solution
Robotic Coating Application
Fabtech Robotics specialises in providing complete integrated solutions for a wide range of automated finishing applications.
- Powder Coating
- Wet Coating
Complete solutions from product presentation and transportation systems, spray booths to match the line layouts or retrofits to existing manual setups, with defined absorption conditions. Coating material preparation systems and spraying equipment suited to the application. A journey completed with the client to get a clear understanding of the finish needed.
Our Unique Approach
Working with a system integrator is key to implementing any robotic painting application. Based on an initial assessment we will gain an understanding of your overall automation requirements and expectations. We will provide a proposed solution taking into account that the best way to move forward with any automation application is to start small with a specific part or task and then build on that success.
We provide expertise in painting processes & provide ongoing support for the robot system
Conduct robotic simulations to evaluate the best adhesion, coverage and finish
Provide system training in our facility
Involve your production personnel in the selection process
Take ownership of the complete system design
Use robots that are designed for the environment required & have the appropriate software
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We have an extensive portfolio of robotic offerings which includes; KUKA, FANUC and ABB. Working directly with the world leaders in industrial robotics means that our team are trained and highly experienced. We are at the forefront of the latest robotic advancements and applications.