Digitally enabled paint atomizer
ABB Ability™ Connected Atomizer is the first connected, sensor-equipped, robotic paint atomizer allows for real-time smart diagnostics and precise paint control to optimize painting quality. This new level of digitalization supports robot users’ transition towards the factory of the future. By monitoring the condition of key atomizer components such as bell cups, air motors, and shaping air ring, as well as variables such as acceleration, pressure, vibration and temperature, the painting transfer efficiency can be boosted by up to 10%. This also eliminates the need for costly downtime for repainting or touchups.
This RB1000i paint atomizer increases transfer efficiency by 10%, reduces internal atomizer waste during color changes by 75%, and reduces compressed air consumption by 20% which can collectively save millions of dollars. The atomizer adapts the SA (shaping air) nozzle with the super pattern control function in which the range of the effective pattern width is wider than before. This function results in minimizing over spray by controlling the dual shaping airs individually and switching to the optimum pattern width for the shape of the object being painted.