Chapter 4. Robotics for Wet Spray Applications

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Jon Wojtowicz

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310540.ch4

Proceedings of the 50th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 50th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Wojtowicz, J. (2008) Robotics for Wet Spray Applications, in Proceedings of the 50th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 5/6 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310540.ch4

Author Information

  1. The Maytag Co., Newton, IA 50208

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374856

Online ISBN: 9780470310540

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Keywords:

  • robotics;
  • wet spray applications;
  • statwmq guns spray;
  • minimal robot downtime;
  • ground coat parts

Summary

Maytag is using a Trallfa TR-3000 continuous-path teach-through robot to spray-reinforce dishwasher inner doors. Stationary guns spray most of the inner door area. The robot uses a simple up-and-down motion for the operation. The operator teaches the robot by spraying parts while recording the motions onto a floppy disk. The robot uses two programs: one for ground coat parts and one for repair parts. Minimal robot downtime has been experienced. Maytag will continue to investigate the use of robotics in the porcelain department as part of its commitment to increase productivity and to continue its quality emphasis.