We integrated industrial robotics with a robotic vision process from FANUC’s wide range of industrial automation products. Robotic vision systems were an effective technology to use in the application for part processing.
We used dual camera iRVision process that identifies the casting and adjusts for hook height and part-conveying speed. The casting is coated using two FANUC P-40iA painting robots. One robot coats the front of the part and the second robot coats the back.
FANUC iRVision technology is able to identify parts on-the-fly, eliminating part selection by the operator. The upstream operator loads castings on the monorail and waits for the coated castings to be returned.
The robots are flexible enough to handle new castings with minimal amount of vision and robot programming.
The system benefits from this integration service and support include labor savings, consistent part coating, and increased uptime. New Nordson powder coat equipment was installed at the same time providing additional savings on energy and powder.