Our software platform, Mimic, has been implemented in a number of solutions for surface treatment applications such as:
• Wet Painting
Mimic records the users' movements 1-1, and records when to trigger the material added to the surface. This makes it possible to easily make robot programmes with human like movements.
To enable the user with the process know-how to programme the robot, it's crucial to make a solution that resemples the manual setup as much as possible.
We can do so by customizing our Mimic joystick to resemple to spray gun normally used. Or in some cases, if the manufacturer of the spray gun allows it, we can even use the spray gun that is normally used.
Next to the costomised spray gun, the user will have an intuitive interface on a touch screen that allows easy controlling of the setup.
The financial success or failure of a project often depends on whether the material added to the surface is applied correctly the first time, or if it must be removed and reapplied multiple times. Therefore, the three top reasons to automate surface treatment are:
• Reduce the amount of material used due to the accuracy of the robotic spray and reduced need for rework
• Improve quality and consistent outcome as the robot makes precise movements, and keeps the spray gun at the same distance to the part, at the same angle and speed
• Improve the safety of working conditions and comfort of workers to reduce human mistakes
While the stiffness and robot-like-movements are suitable for a number of cases, you often need to be able to make more organic and human-like movements when you touch-up complex parts. And when the control of speed and angles is crucial to your end result.
Mimic offer the possibility to easily programme what you need in real time and to see your results right away.
It's easy to programme yourself so you don't need to call for support whenever you wish to change.
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