There are two types of spray painting robots; explosion proof and non-explosion proof. Explosion proof robotic paint spraying uses sealed units and the arm is pressurised with air to prevent the ingress of explosive solvents. Pressure sensors are used to monitor integrity. Non-explosion proof robots do not have the pressurised system but they do have the other features specifically for painting. Paint robots typically have quite thin arms as they do not have to carry much weight and access is important. They are also capable of very fluid movements as they have to mimic a skilled human painter.
Painting robots often have a controller that has been designed specifically for the job. Not only are paint related controls needed but also the way in which the robot moves may be different from a standard type robot. Some painting robots can even be programmed by actually moving the arm directly, by hand, rather like using a joystick or cursor arrows. In this way the robot can be taught very “organic” movements that may otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Product quality and speed are key factors which robotic paint spraying impacts on. For more details on how spray painting robots can improve your productivity, contact us.