Painting Robots – By the Numbers

Feb 3, 2015

Painting automation offers a simple, safe, and consistent way to finish your product. The industrial painting robots are very affordable and offer a very quick ROI. Painting automation is decreasing overall production costs across the globe, so contact experts today.


You’ve come a long way, paint robot.

If your com­pa­ny has a paint­ing appli­ca­tion, why not auto­mate it with a robot? Paint­ing automa­tion a sim­pler, safer and supe­ri­or method to any man­u­al paint­ing process. Plus, indus­tri­al paint­ing robots are much more acces­si­ble than they used to be! Not only are there more mod­els on the mar­ket, but they are more afford­able than ever before.

That what it’s real­ly all about with automa­tion, right? It is about the cost of doing busi­ness and how to decrease that cost. Well, if you’re paint­ing, the way to decrease costs across the board is to automate! 

The Cost of Time

The expres­sion time is mon­ey” def­i­nite­ly applies to paint­ing and coat­ing jobs. Man­u­al paint­ing costs more because it takes longer. Not only does a work­er oper­ate more slow­ly than a paint­ing robot, but they also have to be allowed breaks, lunch­es, and vaca­tions. The repet­i­tive nature of the paint­ing task can also cause fatigue, stress, and injury. Robots, on the oth­er hand, are capa­ble of paint­ing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They work effi­cient­ly no mat­ter how long they have been run­ning, increas­ing through­put, while nev­er decreas­ing quality.

The Cost of Materials

When a work­er is coat­ing and paint­ing man­u­al­ly, mis­takes like over­spray can waste mate­ri­als and decrease the qual­i­ty of prod­ucts, pos­si­bly dam­ag­ing them. The qual­i­ty of man­u­al paint­ing is nev­er con­sis­tent. Over­all, it is a messy process that will end up cost­ing your com­pa­ny more money.

On the oth­er hand, robots con­serve paint and work with incred­i­ble pre­ci­sion and con­sis­ten­cy. Typ­i­cal paint sav­ings when using robot­ic automa­tion is 15 – 30 per­cent. Since they are pro­grammed to spray the same amount of mate­r­i­al on every prod­uct, they have few­er over­spray prob­lems and cre­ate a con­sis­tent coat­ing on each part, every time.

The Cost of Safety

Paint con­tains haz­ardous mate­ri­als like Zylene and Toluene. These sub­stances are com­mon in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent paint and coat­ing mate­ri­als, and it is very dan­ger­ous for humans to work around them for long peri­ods of time because of the tox­ic fumes the chem­i­cals pro­duce. How­ev­er, your com­pa­ny doesn’t have to risk the cost of acci­dents or injuries due to an unhealthy work envi­ron­ment. Instead, you can choose to auto­mate with paint robots, which con­trol and iso­late the above haz­ards. Work­ers are removed from the dan­gers and placed in super­vi­so­ry roles.

Over­all, the cost of man­u­al paint­ing can be pret­ty high because of wast­ed time, wast­ed mate­ri­als and, and safe­ty haz­ards. But, when you choose to auto­mate your paint­ing appli­ca­tion, all of those extra costs seem to evap­o­rate. Inter­est­ed in learn­ing more? Then you should give Robots​.com a call. Robots​.com is a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, and KUKA. Our ded­i­cat­ed staff is ready and wait­ing to help you build the per­fect paint­ing sys­tem for your application.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today at 8777626881 or online.

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