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Integration for Robotic Flame Spray Application

Integration for Robotic Flame Spray Application

Project Summary:
Met all robot equipment and project quality needs. Unique flame spraying job required a complete feasibility study and robot model evaluation. Thermal spraying involves melting material with an oxyfuel gas flame and propelling it onto the part.

Application Goals:

  • Flame spray a 6' tube that rotates continuously at 115 rpm
  • Achieved a travel speed of at least 19 inches per second
  • Integrate robot to perform in following setting:
                    Booth is 9.5' x 9.5' x 13' (hwl)
                    33" tall turntable
                    Thermal spraying hood for overspray - 65" tall
  • EOAT positioning: robot must hold spray gun 3" from the thermal spraying hood and move the entire height allowed by the hood.
  • With automation, all the hazards associated with this application (extreme heat, smoke, overspray) can be handled safely by the robot.

RobotWorx Solution Details: