How painting automation reduces hazards

Jul 29, 2013

Robotic painting helps to reduce workers from a hazardous work environment. They reduce the exposure to solvents, chemicals, and volatile compounds while also increasing the entire painting process, saving manufacturers time and money. Painting robots also help to produce a very high quality product.


Paint­ing automa­tion is one appli­ca­tion that has been wide­ly auto­mat­ed in fac­to­ries through­out the world. By automat­ing the paint­ing appli­ca­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ers save time and mon­ey on their process­es, while pro­duc­ing a high-qual­i­ty product.

How­ev­er, those are not the only advan­tages to switch­ing from man­u­al to auto­mat­ed paint­ing processes.

Anoth­er rea­son to switch is the health and well-being of the work­ers that work in close con­tact with the paint­ing appli­ca­tion. Paints are made with a vari­ety of sol­vents, chem­i­cals and volatile com­pounds that emit fumes when being applied. These fumes can cause sev­er­al dif­fer­ent health prob­lems for work­ers who come in con­tact with them.

Man­u­al painters can devel­op skin prob­lems, res­pi­ra­to­ry prob­lems and issues with the brain that can lead to can­cer and dam­age to the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem – all because they came into too close of con­tact with the fumes giv­en off by the paint. Auto­mat­ed paint­ing to can reduce the expo­sure, putting work­ers behind the robots and out of harm’s way.

These fumes also can con­t­a­m­i­nate foods and bev­er­ages that are near a man­u­al paint­ing worker’s area. When work­ers lat­er ingest these foods and bev­er­ages, the chem­i­cals can then enter the body via the diges­tive sys­tem – yet anoth­er rea­son why it is bet­ter to auto­mate paint­ing systems.

While the fumes are bad for the body, there are oth­er risks to work­ers as well. Indus­tri­al paints are flam­ma­ble sub­stances that can pose a fire risk to work­ers. Through paint automa­tion, work­ers are kept clear of this haz­ard, along with the fumes that it may cause.

Robots​.com has sev­er­al paint­ing robots avail­able for cus­tomiza­tion and pur­chase. These robots are able to work in all kinds of harsh envi­ron­ments, and paint fumes and chem­i­cals are not a haz­ard to their health.

For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing your paint­ing process with Robots​.com, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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