15 October 2003
15 October 2003
FANUC Robotics highlighted its compact new P-50 coating robot at Composites 2003 in Anaheim, the design being based on the success of nine generations of coating robots the company has offered since 1982.
It claims precise, reliable, and affordable coating solutions to a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, appliances and automotive components.
The P-50’s small size and multiple mounting methods make it suitable for companies with floor space limitations. With a maximum horizontal reach of 1360 mm, and coating speeds as high as 1500 mm per second, the P-50 is claimed to have more useable workspace, and faster acceleration than any other coating robot in its class.
According to Barton Faylor, FANUC Robotics' paint industry manager, the P-50 is extremely easy to setup, use, and maintain. “This robot is perfect for a variety of applications including general industrial coating, dispensing, lens coating, mask painting, and many more. Its speed and long reach help minimize cycle times and lower overall production costs.”
“We’ve taken over 20 years of robotic painting and coating experience and engineered this robot to meet our customers’ requirements for flexibility, performance and cost,” added Faylor.
At the show, the P-50 demonstrated its performance in a system that simulated applying gel coat to a vanity sink.
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