KUKA coating robots – a model for every environment

Aug 9, 2013

The manufacturing industry can use a wide range of robots to accomplish different tasks such as welding, material handling, material removal and coating. Coating robots help to influence the chemical, physical, or electrical properties during the process. They are able to efficiently coat a product while also producing a higher quality product.


KUKA Robot­ics makes robots that can weld, han­dle mate­r­i­al and remove mate­r­i­al. They also build dis­pens­ing robots like KUKA coat­ing robots. While coat­ing may seem sim­i­lar to paint­ing, it has a dif­fer­ent pur­pose in the man­u­fac­tur­ing industry.

Accord­ing to the KUKA web­site, coat­ing is used to influ­ence the chem­i­cal, phys­i­cal or elec­tri­cal prop­er­ties of a metal­lic or semi-metal­lic work piece, as opposed to paint­ing, which is used to fend off cor­ro­sion and increase the aes­thet­ic of the work piece.

There are sev­er­al KUKA robot­ic coaters avail­able through their com­pa­ny. While stan­dard, floor-mount­ed KUKA coat­ing robots can be used for the appli­ca­tions, a shelf-mount­ed may have more advan­tages, depend­ing on the coat­ing appli­ca­tion and work piece shape and size. Shelf-mount­ed KUKA robot­ic coat­ing sys­tems save space on the work­place floor, while hav­ing a large work enve­lope and increased flex­i­bil­i­ty, which can help the coater to access hard-to-reach areas.

While mount­ing options are impor­tant when look­ing into the per­fect KUKA coat­ing robot, some­times man­u­fac­tur­ers also have to con­sid­er the work envi­ron­ment. KUKA foundry coat­ing robots are able to han­dle high tem­per­a­tures that are found in steel mills, foundries and forge shops, which also may need the ser­vices of coat­ing applications.

These KUKA robot coaters are spe­cial­ly designed for the harsh envi­ron­ment, accord­ing to KUKA, with a sub­mersible, heat resis­tant wrist. The robot is also resis­tant to water jets and high lev­els of con­stant humidity.

No mat­ter what KUKA robot coater you choose for your coat­ing appli­ca­tion, it will sure­ly increase your line’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, as well as enhanc­ing the qual­i­ty of your end product.

Robots​.com has sev­er­al mod­els avail­able for pur­chase and cus­tomiza­tion. If you are con­sid­er­ing automat­ing your facility’s coat­ing sys­tem, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881. Our com­pa­ny will work with you to design a coat­ing sys­tem that meets your exact specifications.

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