AMC orders 13 robots for paint shop - American Motors Corp
- American Motors Corp. has gone to General Motors Corp.'s
robot-making affiliate to provide 13 electric robots that will be used
in an unmanned, totally automated body paint shop at AMC's new Bramalea
car assembly plant near Brampton. Ont.
- The robots supplied by GMF Robotics Corp. will be combined
with a number of "hard,' or unprogrammable, door, hood and deck lid
openers in a color and clear-coat painting system being designed
jointly by GMF, AMC and Price Western Engineering, located here.
- For GMF, the contract for the 13 P-150 electric robots and
hinged-part openers is the first contract of this kind that it has
received from AMC.
- In production, a car body entering the painting system will
be stopped long enough for the robots to clear-coat or paint the trunk
area, doors, hood and such cut-in areas as the wheel openings, where
fixed machinery or hard-automation devices couldn't reach.
- At this station, robotic programs will be taught and presented to the GMF machines on the production line.
- "First, the robot controller, which will control the movement of the P-150 manipulators."