DÜRR WINS AWARDS WITH ECOPAINTJET
Intelligent system offering 100% paint usage
Dürr has been presented with the German innovation award ‘Der Deutsche Innovationspreis’ in the ‘Large Enterprises’ category for its EcoPaintJet robot paint system. In the USA Dürr’s EcoPaintJet and PPG’s overspray-free paint have been honoured with the “R&D 100 Award”. EcoPaintJet is a groundbreaking innovation for the razor-sharp painting of cars and other products. The benefits of the process also impressed the jury of the award: 100% of the paint lands on the surface without any waste, with two-tone painting also made easy – and all this in a faster, more energy-efficient and resourcefriendly way than before.
The innovation makes product customization in automotive production significantly easier. If requested, it is possible, for instance, to apply decorative strips or contrasting colors to the car body roof fully automatically.
The → EcoPaintJet does not generate any overspray since the paint never misses its target and only lands on the intended surfaces. This is why the rest of the car body no longer has to be masked using film when a second paint color is applied. The EcoPaintJet only needs 120 seconds to paint a car roof. Previously, the application and removal of the masking film alone took 50 minutes. In addition, around 15 square meters of masking film is now saved per car body. Further benefits include improved capacity utilization in paint shops and energy savings of up to 25% during the paint drying process.
The EcoPaintJet is not only suitable for car bodies, but also for products where paint application has so far been highly labor-intensive. The range extends from wheels, furniture and two-wheeled vehicles through to cardboard packaging, garage doors and decorations for aircrafts and railway wagons.
The ‘Der Deutsche Innovationspreis’ award is one of the most renowned awards for innovations ‘made in Germany’ and is presented by Accenture, EnBW and the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. It goes to enterprises that change business and markets with their innovative strength.
The R&D 100 Awards, organized by the US based magazine R&D World, are presented by a diversified jury of experts. Since 1963, the program has identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market and celebrated the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items and high-energy physics spanning industry, academia and government-sponsored research.