Chapter 4. Robotics for Wet Spray Applications
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1989 The American Ceramic Society, Inc. and The Porcelain Enamel Institute
Proceedings of the 50th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 5/6
How to Cite
Wojtowicz, J. (1989) 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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1989
Print ISBN: 9780470374856
Online ISBN: 9780470310540
- wet spray applications;
- statwmq guns spray;
- minimal robot downtime;
- ground coat parts
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.