At Automated Solutions Australia (ASA) we’ve been working with the paint finishing and coating industry for over 20 years. Much of our paint division has been with us for almost all that time, our automation experts are passionate about paint.
Painting robots and dispensing robots are suitable for a wide variety of painting and coating applications. Paint Robots offer optimised working envelopes, maximised throughput, high yield and repeatable quality. With most models designed to operate in hazardous environments Fanuc Painting Robots are compatible with many different paint guns and automated applicators including Electrostatic applicators (air or bell), HVLP and even glue dispensing, Automated Solutions Australia (ASA) work with all major suppliers and can tailor a custom solution that meets your industrial manufacturing and painting requirements.
Robotic paint automation results in a consistent film thickness while optimising coverage, visual appearance and reduced raw material consumption. A well-engineered system is capable of improving your parts appearance , First Time Quality (FTQ) and productivity – enabling your business to compete in a global market.
Benefits of Paint Robots
✓ Reduction in waste at the point source of origin
Modern paint robot systems far exceed the transfer efficiency and material utilisation when compared to traditional spray guns and spray systems. Paint Robots are easy to program and the robots deliver the same high-quality finish time after time. You can depend on the proven Fanuc Robot technology to increase your competitive advantage.
✓ Increased uptime
Painting Robots don’t go on breaks or stop to mix more paint. You can expect high equipment uptimes, repeatable and consistent part finish and stability in your process.
✓ Reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
2-component paints (2k) contain damaging solvents and isocyanate components that may be harmful when atomized. Painting robots reduce the exposure to your personnel and reduces or mitigates the OH&S risk to your business.
✓ Improved safety in hazardous working environments
Atomised solvents found in paint materials generates a potentially explosive environment.
Fanuc Painting Robots are Intrinsically safe, meaning they are suitable for Hazardous environments.
✓ Flexible solutions
Automated paint robotic solutions can be designed for solvent borne, waterborne as well as 2-component and 3-component systems. We can tailor a solution which meets your needs.
✓ Reduction in Rework & Repair Rates
The consistent nature of robotic application leads to a reduction in warranty recalls, claims and customer rejections. Rework due to manual application error is eliminated as Paint Robots provide you with total control of your process.
✓ Optimisation of Film Build
Paint robots have the capacity to alter application parameters on the run, including fan and atomisation air profiles, bell speed, flow rate, electrostatic charge and angle of attack. Giving you total control to optimise your film build and visual appearance.
Fanuc Industrial Paint Robot Range
With over 20 years experience in robotics, Automated Solutions Australia (ASA) exclusively install Fanuc paint robots for their superior quality and functional reliability. Fanuc also boasts the industry’s widest range of paint robots for any painting or coating application. Fanuc paint robots use state of the art technology in a form that is user friendly and simple to use.
Benefits of choosing Fanuc Paint Robots
✓ Highly Flexible
Fanuc paint robots can be configured with a range of floor, wall, angle and ceiling mounted options as well as the choice to select left or right-hand arms. This offers you total freedom and versatility in process design, layout optimisation and improved maintenance access for servicing.
✓ Maximum Adaptability
Fanuc paint robots offer high arm and wrist payload which supports both gun applicators and a variety of rotary atomisers. Payloads of up to 15 kg on the short (700 mm) arm variant and 10 kg on the longer (900 mm) outer arm variant are possible.
✓ Great Reliability
Fanuc Paint Robots can be configured with some of the application hardware packaged inside of the robot arm which provides rapid, accurate and consistent performance.
✓ Cost Effective
The lightweight aluminium arm fitted to Fanuc paint robots saves money by lowering energy costs, requiring less power to operate and provides additional safety benefits since there is no risk of ignition should a collision occur.
✓ Hollow Wrist Design
Fanuc Paint Robots have a hollow wrist design. Cabling and services are routed through the robot arm, eliminating both the risk of cable catching and contamination from paint debris that may fall from exposed hoses. The in-arm hose design allows for tight manoeuvring, while the narrow forearm allows for easy manipulation around parts.
✓ Integrated Process Control
With in-arm process control, your paint material is delivered directly to the robot. The integrated fluid handling abilities of the Fanuc robot ensure the material is mixed to the correct ratio and delivered efficiently to the applicator. Minimising downtime and maximising the control of your painting process
✓ Conveyor Tracking
The line tracking capabilities of the Fanuc PaintTool software allow the robot to paint while the parts are constantly in motion. Effectively expanding the working envelope of your robot while ensuring that your production rates are maintained.
If you are looking for a paint robot with flexibility, strength, speed, and reliability check out the range of Fanuc paint robots below.
Improving the Quality of Your Paint Finishing
A well-engineered paint finishing system can increase the finishing quality while delivering higher production speeds and productivity. Our objective at ASA is to bring the best specialised, engineered, innovative and integrated robotized solutions to the flexible automation industry.
We have been a leading automation provider in Australia for 19 years, dominating the paint finishing market. With our inherent knowledge of painting robots, finishing systems and paint application techniques, our clients can gain a competitive edge in the market. Paint robots and automated finishing systems deliver time and time again – never stopping for a break. As such our solutions result in enhanced throughput, productivity and quality for our customers. ASA has a specialised team of engineers, designers, and project management that provides unmatched workmanship and industry knowledge.
Our mission at ASA is to bring forward superior automation solutions and make them available to our customers here in Australia. Our approach is simple, through active and responsive collaboration with our clients, we design and integrate automated solutions, by drawing on our greatest asset – our people. With decades of experience in the automation sector, our people are constantly challenged to deliver the latest in automation hardware, software, robotics and application engineering.
Our professionalism, integrity, and excellence in the automation industry have earned us a reputation, and we have established long-lasting relationships with our clients, proudly holding a client retention rate in excess of 90%.
Benefits of Our Paint Finishing Systems
At ASA, our robotic painting systems can help you reduce waste in your paint finishing application. Modern paint robots are easy to install and program, and designed correctly, they can deliver higher quality without issues of repeatability job to job. By adopting a painting robot as part of your manufacturing process, you can remove operators from potentially dangerous and toxic environments – reductions in chemical exposure to isocynates, and a secondary benefit of a reduction in volatile organic carbons (VOC) emissions due to a reduction in the amount of paint required to paint any given part, primarily due to improved transfer efficiency techniques.
If rotary atomizers are part of the end solution, our robotic painting system can significantly save paint compared to manual or fixed automation processes. Through higher transfer efficiency and reduced material consumption – you begin reducing your costs immediately, by reducing waste at the point source of origin.
Recommended Paint Finishing
Contact ASA for an industry leading, well-engineered robotic paint system that can delivery superior paint finishing. With headquarters in Adelaide, we have first-class customer support services in Australia and its surrounds. We value long term relationships with clients, and set out by initially completing a Needs Analysis to identify any issues and address these in an optimised automated solution. Our skilled team makes on-site visits to identify opportunities to employ the best practice from around the world to boost throughput, minimise wastage and improve production flow.
With the Needs Analysis complete, we then begin with concept and design of any identified opportunities. If there are particular constraints which must be met, we use offline robot simulation tools to ensure and verify that our solution is going to function as intended. The cell can then be procured, with a good level of understanding of the potential return on investment. Cell specific functional training can then be provided to your operators to ensure seamless production, and additional advanced level training at a later date if required.
When it comes to servicing your FANUC paint finishing robot, ASA has a wealth of expertise. We consistently provide servicing and support as part of our process, however, this phase can be sourced as a stand-alone product.
For medium and larger customers, we also provide a service we call Automated Facilities Support (AFS), where we dedicate our team to supporting your facility to ensure optimal running, process engineering and equipment monitoring services. This is our Gold standard of customer support and gives you piece of mind that you will always have support in the future. We become an integrated part of the customer solution, providing a dedicated person or persons for paint finishing advice, and production support. We find customers who use our expertise in the AFS often have industry leading mean time to repair (MTTR) and mean time between failures (MTBF), optimising their manufacturing processes.