- July 19, 2018
July 19, 2018 - ABB launched at Automatica 2018, in Munich, the ABB Ability Connected Atomizer, which will – for the first time – allow automakers to optimize painting quality in real time during application rather than following a quality inspection after painting is completed.
ABB’s paint atomizer doubles the operating time between manual cleaning from two to more than four hours for the externally-charged atomizer. The entire ABB painting system offers an environmentally friendly solution that provides real-time analysis and diagnostics.
Connecting the sensor-equipped atomizer to the ABB Ability digital offering, allows for real-time smart diagnostics and paint control. This level of digitalization supports robot users’ transition towards the factory of the future. By monitoring the condition of key atomizer components such as bell cups, air motors and shaping air ring, as well as variables such as acceleration, pressure, vibration and temperature, paint transfer efficiency can be boosted by up to 10% while the paint is being applied.