Robot spray head

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "Robot spray head", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 3.



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Robot spray head

Robot spray head

Keywords: Patents, Robots, Spraying

Applicant: IPR Automation LP, USAPatent number: US6,554,212Publication date: 29 April 2003Title: Robot Spray Head for Cavity Treatment

This invention provides a spray gun capable of automating the spraying of an anticorrosion wax onto the inside of cavities and other tight spaces. It reduces the need for human operator control and substantially reduces the amount of wax used during spraying. It comprises a spray head attached to a robotic arm having overload protection. A mixing valve is associated with the spray head and has a common supply, while a plurality of nozzles are rotatably connected to the spray head and selectively rotated into position on the common supply. A changer is positioned between the overload protection and the spray head so that different spray heads may be mounted. The plurality of nozzles provides different spray patterns for different applications providing improved coverage. The invention is particularly applicable to applying an anticorrosion wax to the inside of automobile or car body cavities.

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