- May 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 - ABB Robotics introduced CBS II robotic Cartridge Bell Paint System .for internal charge waterborne painting. The design reduces color change time as much as 50 percent when compared with other solutions.
Parallel processing--cleaning and filling one cartridge while painting with the other--can be custom tuned per color to minimize material waste during color change. And color change occurs in less than 10 seconds.
Able to complete the color change cycle in tandem with the painting process, the Compact CBS II is fully integrated with the robot controller. Other improvements include the addition of servo motor drive units for vertical and horizontal cartridge handling motion, enabling precise angular positioning and process control. The new drives can easily be integrated into existing installations.
The Compact CBS II also has been outfitted with dual DCUs (Dosing Control Units) for precision filling and dosing of paint material from the paint cartridge. The second DCU eliminates the need for any flow meter due to its positive displacement characteristics.
The Compact CBS II is used with the ABB IRB 5500 paint robot, and is designed for applications where a direct-charged applicator solution for waterborne painting is required. This includes the automotive industry and a wide range of general industrial applications such as appliances, furniture, agricultural equipment, small auto parts, custom paint labs, and lawn and garden equipment.
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.