FLEXCoating @ FLUPOL Surface Engineering

Description

Challenge:

The experiment is being conducted at FLUPOL, a Portuguese SME specialized in the coating of complex and delicate products, a highly scrupulous process that, due to the accuracy and reliability requirements, can only be performed manually, by high-skilled operators with more than 8 years of training, or by robots programmed by demonstration, due to the finesse and complexity of the manoeuvres required by the process. Although the introduction of industrial manipulators increases the overall efficiency of the process, one of the main limitations of the current solution is the difficulty to teach coating operations on objects with large dimensions and/or complex geometries.

Solution 

Incorporate safety features in an existing industrial robotic cell, dedicated to advanced coating application, leading to an enhancement in the cooperation between highly skilled operators and industrial robots in an especially meticulous operation, conducted on highly customized products of large dimensions and complex geometry.

Project:
Horse

Enterprises:
FLUPOL Surface Engineering (End-user); Talus Smart Robotics (Tech provider); INESC TEC Tecnologia e Ciência (RTO). ‘

Sector
Other manufacturing

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