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North American Paint Applications

Specializing in Industrial Paint Robot Automation

 

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  - Paint Process Optimization

  - Paint System Audit

  - Paint System Specification

    a Paint Color Change Efficiency

    a Paint Shop Throughput

    a Paint Overspray Reduction

    a Paint Robot Integration

    a Paint Finish Quality

    a Paint System Troubleshooting

    a Painting System Automation

  - Paint Supply & Delivery Systems

    a Dead Head Paint Supply

    a Recirculating Paint Supply

    a Flexible Colors Paint Delivery

    a Piggable Paint Supply System

    a Self-Flushing Paint Systems

    a Oil Free Paint Supply

    a Paint Sheer Reduction

    a Spray Booth Waste Collection

  - RoboGuide PaintPro Simulation 

  - Paint Robot Program Conversion

  - ABB RobotStudio for Paint

  - 2 or 3K Paint Dispensing Systems

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

Since 2008, our customers have created over a thousand jobs in paint finishing, opened new facilities, expanded existing ones, and brought millions in production back to the USA.  Improved paint finishing operations have added greater than $300 million to their businesses.  The average NAPaint project ROI is less than 5 months.  Annual benefit can exceed tens of millions.

 

  

       

 

  

 

 

       

 

THE PAINTING ROBOT

 

Painting robots have a tremendous impact on the efficiency of paint application processes.  But like any tool, it is only as efficient as the person using it.  Robots helpful characteristics are strength, speed, accuracy, flexibility, repeatability, and endurance.  If the owner can utilize these advantages in an efficient method of paint application, his or her system can often be more productive and economical than other types of paint application.  

 

But the sheer complexity of paint robot automation can confound even the brightest and most experienced installers, integrators, and operators.  But not here.  In the integration, set-up, or programming, NA Paint can get at the root of any system or paint issue quickly and efficiently, to achieve the highest levels of  productivity, quality, and consistency attainable.  We will make your system more productive than the day it was installed.

 

We fully understand the importance of high yields and efficient paint operations to your business  We understand that you may have already invested substantial resources and time improving your system.  Give me a call, Joe @ (708) 663-8705.  

 

 

PART DENSITY AND RACK DESIGN

 

Poor part rack design can cut throughput in half, or more.  Poor part rack design can significantly increase the number of defects in the finished product, reducing yields by 50%.  Poor part rack design alone can reduce the overall productivity of your system by two-thirds.  

 

Rack design can also affect reliable part grounding, fire safety, and consistency.  

 

A small investment in developing safe and efficient part carriers can pay for itself in a couple of hours!

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ROBOT SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

 

A robot can move from Point A to Point B at the same speed repeatedly.  To apply paint efficiently and consistently, more is required.  First, the target, including its style, movement, and location, must be known.  Second, the flow rate control of paint should be accurate, adjustable, and responsive to the application process.  Third, the size and shape of the spray pattern should be controllable, adjustable, and responsive to the application process.  Fourth, on/off trigger time for the applicator should be very fast and repeatable.  Fifth, transfer efficiency should be consistent.  Lastly, spray booth conditions ought to remain relatively consistent.

 

Variations in any of these support systems reduce the overall efficiency of the paint application process to the extent that it affects the worst case condition.  For example, suppose the flow rate of dispensed paint cannot be controlled with accuracy.  To prevent light sprays, flow rates must be increased to a level for worst case.  This increase then affects the entire cycle, resulting in the use of more paint and variations in spray patterns that affect transfer efficiency, quality and yields.

 

Discussions regarding color change, overspray, finish quality, and paint supply systems can be found on other pages of this site.

 

 

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

 

Robotic or other paint application automation requires efficient integration with every other supporting paint process system to achieve good performance.  Achieving the highest quality finish in the most economical and productive way requires a broad and special knowledge of paint process equipment and control that typical control companies and employees do not possess.  All systems must be inter-supporting and set-up for best performance.  But what is the right equipment for your application?  

 

Despite owning and using the best equipment available, without good system engineering and integration, you may not achieve even an acceptable level of paint application performance at any cost, and your system will certainly never achieve the highest level of performance or productivity.  

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A small investment in developing safe and efficient part carriers can pay for itself in a couple of hours!

 

If for any multitude of reasons your robots do not achieve first time yields and up time in the high ninety percentile range, then your process can be improved.

 

 

PAINT ROBOT PROCESS PROGRAMMING

 

Whether your automation support systems are reliable or not, there is much that can be done in the programming and set-up of the robot to increase system utilization and operational efficiency.  Once you have a suitable part carrier, a well designed robot program  will increase throughput, quality, and yields dramatically.  Our programmers implement continuous spray path throughout the job cycle maximizes painting time.  Triggering paint off the part or triggering when no part is present, improper head to target distances, improper angles of application, jerky motion, excessive mechanical force in abrupt turn around points, excessive atomization, and large spray patterns are a few of the control variables that profoundly affect the operational efficiency of automated systems.

 

A robot fault, for any reason, can often severely impact both up-time and first time yields.  An efficient paint robot programmer will prevent robot faults associated with any movements, singularities, line stops, limits, or applicator operation .  Our programmers avoid over rotated and contorted wrist movements that damage applicator tubing and cables.  Turbine flooding, paint spits, excessive paint build-up, HV faults, color mismatch, lights and heavies, poor color changes, and crashes are all preventable with efficient programming and integration.

 

Does your automation work during the entire job space, or does it sit idle half the time?  

 

When two or more robots paint the same target, with perhaps door openers incorporated, a well conceived and orchestrated application program can have a dramatic impact on overall process efficiency and quality.

 

 

VISION SYSTEMS

 

Vision systems can be extremely useful in detecting and confirming part present and style and have long been used in automatic finishing systems for this purpose.  NA Paint designs, installs, and integrates this type of vision system into virtually any paint system.  

 

In addition to part present and style, vision systems can now be used with many paint robots to detect absolute part position on the carrier in 3 dimensions, transmitting any linear or rotational displacement offset to the robot for automatic correction.  NA Paint can design, install, integrate, and program this type of vision system into most robot paint systems.

 

 

SOME ROBOTS and EQUIPMENT SUPPORTED

 

Fanuc Paint Mate 200iA - Dispensing, Painting Automation. R30iA Controller
Fanuc Paint Mate 200iA/5L - Dispensing, Painting, Coating Automation. R-30iA Controller
Fanuc P-10, Fanuc P10 Door Opener, Painting Automation.
Fanuc P-15, Fanuc P15 Hood/Deck Opener, Painting Automation. 
Fanuc P-50, Fanuc P50, Fanuc P-50i, Fanuc P50i - Bonding, Sealing. Painting Automation. RJ3 Controller
Fanuc P-50iA, Fanuc P50iA, Fanuc P-50 iA - Dispensing, Painting, Coating Automation. RJ3iB Controller
Fanuc P-100, Fanuc P100 - Dispensing, Painting, Coat Automation. RJ Controller or RJ2 Controller
Fanuc P-120, Fanuc P120 Material Handling. R-J2 Controller or R-J3 Controller
Fanuc P-145, Fanuc P145 - Dispensing, Painting Automation. RJ2 Controller, RJ3 Controller, or R-J3iB Controller
Fanuc P-155, Fanuc P155 - Bonding, Sealing, Dispensing, Painting Automation. R-J Controller or RJ2 Controller
Fanuc P-200, Fanuc P200 - Bonder, Sealer. RJ2 Controller or RJ3 Controller
Fanuc P-200E, Fanuc P200E - Dispensing, Painting Automation. RJ3iB Controller
Fanuc P-200T, Fanuc P200T - Bonder, Sealer, Cleanroom, Dispensing. RJ2 Controller or RJ3 Controller
Fanuc P-250iA, Fanuc P250iA, P250 - Cleanroom, Dispensing, Paint Automation. RJ3iC Controller
Fanuc P-250iA/10S, Fanuc P250iA/10S - Dispensing, Paint Automation. RJ3iC Controller
Fanuc P-250iA/15, Fanuc P250iA/15 - Bonding, Sealing, Dispensing, Paint Automation. RJ3iC Controller
Fanuc P-250iA/15T, Fanuc P250iA/15T - Bonder, Sealer, Dispensing, Paint Automation. RJ3iA Controller
Fanuc P-500, Fanuc P500, P-500iA, P500iA - Paint Automation. RJ3iB Controller

AccuFlow, AccuChop, AccuAir, AccuStat, Integral Pump Control ICP, ServoBell and SpeedDock.PaintTool, PaintPRO, RoboGuide, PaintWorks, WinTPE.
 
ABB Tralfa TR-5000, ME5002, ME-502, TR5000, 5002, ME502 - Paint Robot. C5.3 Controller or C5.3B Controller.
ABB IRB 540, ABB IRB540, ABB IRB 540-12, ABB IRB540-12 - Paint Robot. S4P, S4P Plus, or IRC5P Controller.
ABB IRB 580, ABB IRB580 - Painting Robot. S4P Controller, S4P+ Controller, S4C, or IRC5 P Controller.
ABB IRB 52, ABB IRB52 - Painting Robot. IRC 5P Controller.
ABB IRB 5300, IRB5300 - Door Opener. S4C Controller.
ABB IRB 5400, ABB IRB5400 - Painting Robot. S4P, S4P+, S4C, or IRC5P Controller.
ABB IRB 5400-02, ABB IRB5400-02, ABB IRB 5400-03, ABB IRB5400-03 - S4P, S4P Plus, or IRC5P Controller.

ABB IRB 5400-04, ABB IRB 5400-04, ABB IRB 5400-12, ABB IRB5400-12 - S4P, S4P Plus, or IRC5P Controller.

ABB IRB 5400-22, ABB IRB5400-22, ABB IRB 5400-24, ABB IRB5400-24 - S4P, S4P Plus, or IRC5P Controller.
ABB IRB 5402, ABB IRB5402 - Paint Robot. S4P or S4P Plus Controller.
ABB IRB 5403, ABB IRB5403 - Paint Robot. S4P or S4P Plus Controller.
ABB IRB 5500, ABB IRB5500 Paint Robot. IRC5P Controller.

RAPID, RobView, Integrated Process System IPS, RobotStudio, simulation.

 

Sames TRP 500, TRP500, TRP-501, TRP501, TRP-502, TRP502, TRP-DP, TRPDP, single and dual head/purge spray gun,  PPH 707 SB bell, EC 35, EC 50, EX 65 Hi-TE, Range 7 Fiber Optic Bell Speed Control, BSC 100, BSC100, BSC 605, GN 3002 (GN3002) GN 4002 (GN4002), GN 5002 (GN5002), PPH707 test stand, etc.

 

EFC ES19NE, FS40R, EFC Mini Gun, EFC 100, UP 200 High Voltage Power Supply, etc.

 

ITW Ransburg RMA 202, RMA 303 Direct Charge Rotary Atomizer, RMA202, RMA303 Indirect Charge, Aerobell 33, Aerobell33, Evolver, Evolver SE, AGMD, REA 90, REA90, REA 900A, REA 9000W, AquaBlock, AquaTank, TurboDisk, AdaptaFlow, DynaFlow, RCS Gear Pump, RansFlow, PulseTrack, Etc.

 

Graco ProMix, Pro Mix 2KS, 3KS, 2KE, PrecisionMix, PMix, P-Mix, Precision Mix II.

 

Control Platforms Allen Bradley PLC-3, PLC-5, SLC-500, PLC3, PLC5, SLC500, MicroLogix 1000-1100-1200-140-1500, CompactLogix 1768/1769, Controllogix 5000/1756, Schneider Modicon Quantum, Modicon Premium, Modicon M340, Momentum, Mitsubishi L Series MELSEC L, Q Sereis, Siemans SIMATIC S7 200-300-400-1200, Siemans LOGO, AutomationDirect Productivity3000, DirectLogic, CLICK, AC500, AC 500, OMRON NSJ-CJ2-CS1-C200HX-C200HG-C200HE-CS-CJ1-CJ1G-CP1-CVM1/CV, TCP/IP, Ethernet IP, Data Highway, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus, Modbus, CC-Link, Genius, Remote IO, WonderWare, Visual Basic, C++, RS Logix, RS View, FactoryTalk, ConCept, ProWorx 32, ProWorx32, etc.

 

 

  

 


 

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