We use cookies, similar technologies and tracking services

This website uses cookies, similar technologies and tracking services (hereinafter referred to as “Cookies”). These Cookies help to display our website, improve it based on your user behavior (e.g., via Salesforce Pardot) and present content aligned with your interests (e.g., LinkedIn Insights, Google Ads). We require your consent to use Cookies. Additionally, we incorporate content from third-party providers (e.g., Microsoft Azure for single sign-on authentication), which could involve transferring your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. By clicking Accept All, you consent to the use of non-essential Cookies and to your data being transferred to third countries. Clicking Refuse enables you to reject the use of non-essential Cookies. Please select which Cookies we may use under Details. More information, particularly about your rights as a data subject, is available under Details or in our Privacy Policy .

Details

Refuse

Accept

Below, you can activate/deactivate the individual technologies that are used on this website.

Accept All

Essential

These Cookies make a website usable by providing basic functions such as page navigation, language settings, Cookie preferences and access to protected areas of the website. Cookies in this category additionally ensure that the website complies with the applicable legal requirements and security standards. Owing to the essential nature of these Cookies, you cannot prevent their use on our website. Details about these Cookies are available under More Information.

Functionality and personalization

These Cookies collect information about your habits when using our web pages and help us to enhance your user experience by tailoring the functions and attractiveness of our web pages based on your previous visits, location and browser settings. They also enable access to integrated third-party tools on our website (e.g., Microsoft Azure for single sign-on authentication). This can involve transferring your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. If you refuse these Cookies, you might not be able to access the full functionality of the website. Details about the tools we use are available under More Information.

Analysis

These Cookies are used to compile basic usage and user statistics based on how our web pages are used. If you accept these Cookies, you simultaneously consent to your data being processed and transmitted to the United States by services such as Salesforce Pardot. Details about the tools we use are available under More Information.

Marketing and social media

These Cookies help third-party sources collect information about how you share content from our website on social media or provide analytical data about your user behavior when you move between social media platforms or between our social media campaigns and our web pages (e.g., LinkedIn Insights). Marketing Cookies from third-party sources also help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising on other websites (e.g., Google Ads). We use these Cookies to optimize how we deliver our content to you. The third-party sources and social media platforms we use can transfer your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. If you accept these Cookies, you simultaneously consent to your data being transferred and processed as described above. Details about the tools we use and our social media presence are available under More Information.

More information

Save Settings

EcoRP L 033 paints MRI bed

Industrial painting robot in use in a craft business

PoPP using Dürr’s wide product range – from the manual spray gun to the painting robot

At PoPP in Forchheim, the EcoRP L033 painting robot from Dürr is used to paints tubes and beds for magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. The family­owned woodworking company with around 60 employees has evolved from a cabinet maker into an innovative group of companies that supplies manufacturers in the medical technology field, among others, with products made from fiber-reinforced composites.

In addition to traditional woodworking, PoPP also offers industrial construction and 3D printing. As a result there are countless individual parts that are not painted by robots, but rather by workers by hand. Ten new spray guns of the type EcoGun have just been ordered from Dürr. Application techniques that demonstrate Dürr’s broad range, from the manual spray gun to the painting robot, are used side by side in the adjacent painting booths at PoPP.

In our development department we’re researching ways of automating uniform processes with high quantities. The more rational the production technology, the more reliable, cost-effective and error-free our supply chain with our customers,” says Frank J. Geppert, Managing Director and owner of PoPP. 

ready2spray

In order to meet special requirements in industries outside of the automotive sector, Dürr developed the → EcoRP10 R1100 robot with pre-installed application technology that is quickly mounted and ready2spray. This could have been an option for PoPP. In this case, however, the → EcoRP L 033 painting robot, where all the air and color technology runs inside the robot arm, was chosen. This means that the robot can paint the narrow MRI tubes with ease, without hitting anything.

MRI tubes and beds lend themselves very well to automated painting. A separate painting program each ensures that the robot always applies the paint evenly. The robot’s impressive repetition accuracy means that reworking is no longer required. In addition, the robot accurately measures how much paint it applies to each workpiece and so can determine exactly how much it needs, a quantity that does not change. The concrete figures are an enormous help when doing costings in mass production.

The robot is also a welcome colleague among staff. However, finding a suitable painting robot was not an easy process for PoPP. It took two years until Dürr was on board as the right partner.

Dürr understood perfectly how to break down its industrial scale to our craft level. I’ve bought a lot of machines, but have never experienced a team be so consistently professional, unfailingly friendly and committed – yes, that’s the right word – to planning and implementation,” sums up Frank J. Geppert with satisfaction.

The Dürr team searched for a suitable solution and found one in the EcoRP L 033 painting robot. This was recessed into the ground at ground level. The bed or the MRI tubes are placed on a turntable located directly in front of the robot that acts like a conveyor. Since it turns 180 degrees, the robot can paint one interior first, then the other one. Since in addition the manual spray gun’s existing paint supply has been connected to the new system, painting can be carried out in parallel in both booths at PoPP – manual and automated.

Paint application expert is looking for professional integration partner

Dürr has developed the ready2spray and ready2integrate concepts especially for industrial painting.

  • ready2spray: Whether manual stations with paint spray guns or fully automatic robot systems - Dürr supplies pre-installed and coordinated solutions for a wide variety of painting tasks.
  • ready2integrate: The paint kits contain all the necessary components from paint supply to automated paint application.
     

Further Articles