Is your manual painting or coating process costing too much? The combined cost of man-hours, materials, overspray clean-up, and scrap can be sizeable. Find out how to automate painting and dramatically cut operating costs with a painting robot.
The Cost of Time
The expression "time is money" definitely applies to painting and coating jobs. Painting by hand costs more because it takes longer. Workers must be allowed breaks, lunches, and vacations. The repetitive nature of this application can cause fatigue and stress. In contrast, robots are capable of working 24/7. They work efficiently at the same rate and thus cost much less. With a robotic painter, throughput will increase, while quality is maintained.
The Cost of Materials?
The Cost of Safety
Hazardous substances like Zylene and Toluene are common in paint and other coating materials. Working around toxic fumes and materials can be very dangerous. Most of the coating and painting substances are combustible; therefore, painting robots are designed with explosion-proof arms. This critical feature safeguards the equipment and materials.
Your company doesn't have to risk the cost of accidents and unhealthy environments. With robots, the hazards of these applications can be isolated and controlled. Workers can be removed from the dangers and placed in supervisory jobs.
How to Automate
Currently, the most versatile and popular painting robot on the market is the six-axis painting robot, and they have become more accessible and affordable than ever before. RobotWorx offers a wide array of new and reconditioned robots from different manufacturers to reduce the initial cost of painting robots. Start your search by looking at the Motoman PX and EPX and the Fanuc P series.