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Spray painting / Sandblasting
/ Coating

Sandblasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface containments.

Spray painting including electrostatic spray painting is a process by which liquid paint is applied under pressure to an object. Different spraying processes can be used to atomize the paint:

Using a conventional air compressor. Air is driven across the mouth of a small outlet under pressure to draw liquid paint out of the container and produce an air-paint mist from the nozzle of the spray gun.

Airless spray painting. The paint container is pressurized pushing the paint to the nozzle where it is atomized by the spray gun.

An electrostatic spray painting. An electric pump drives the electrostatically charged liquid paint out of the nozzle which is then applied to the object which is earthed.

Powder coating is a process by which electrostatically charged powder is applied onto an earthed object. Spray painting and powder coating are carried out in a variety of industries. For example, items that are commonly spraypainted include motor vehicles, buildings, furniture, white goods, boats, ships, aircraft and machinery.

Challenges within the application

Technique/skills are required to achieve wanted results, especially for complex objects. 
 
Traditional robot movements are too stiff in currently automated solutions. This results in large amounts of paint waste if path/speed/acceleration controls are not provided.
Safety equipment and precautions costs for human workers.
 
Manual workers get exposed to hazardous chemicals, work in fire and explosion-risky, confined, noisy and highly humid environments.  repetitive processes affect their overall body posture.

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Suggestions for a solution bundle alongside our software that is tested within spray painting / sandblasting

Mimic is ideal for this application because it gives full control and freedom to the process experts. It allows craftsmen to intuitively record new skills for new parts within minutes. The programmable buttons on the joystick from the Mimik Kit can be programmed to start and stop processes just as activate and deactivate for a blasting tool.

With Mimic, you can record wrist movements to achieve a smooth process for any spray application. 

These components are tested and validated within painting / sandblasting application.

Tool examples

Painting/sandblasting tools that are compatible with Mimic platform

Surface Treatment - Tool - Painting - Sandblasting - Nordbo Robotics
Surface Treatment - Tool - Painting - Sandblasting - Nordbo Robotics

Application-related features:

  • Adjustable speed
  • Path optimization
  • Locked plane (for even spray distribution)
  • Program segmentation (adjust speed and waypoints for each program)
  • Add-on mimic joystick for intuitive teaching
Sabina Kethelz, Director of Business Development, No Code, Nordbo Robotics

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Sabina KethelzDirector of Business Development