The RoboDry is a drying robot that is normally installed inside a spray booth for drying waterborne/solvent basecoat and clear coats.
The machine is composed of one overhead crane and three groups of radiant panels. This allows it to dry paint using its radiant waves on every side of the vehicle as well parts on stands. The horizontal group of radiant panels moves automatically up and down to meet the correct distance as well as the shape of the vehicle and spare parts. It moves the radiant panels along the length of the spray booth spreading out DryTronic waves at a 180° angle to the surface of the painted vehicle.
The RoboDry can dry every part of the vehicle that has been painted including bumpers installed because the horizontal panels can follow the profile of the vehicle and rotate 360°, always staying horizontal to the car’s profile.
The RoboDry robot has a built-in database of formulas for drying any automotive paint manufacturer’s waterborne/solvent basecoat and clear coat systems. The technician selects the brand and paint system to be applied. The robot then automatically manages the drying treatment for distance, color, paint thickness and climate.
The automatic adjustment and control of the treatment are based on a built-in laser that constantly reads the quality of the drying process.
In new projects, Symach normally installs one RoboDry inside a FixLine SprayTron (only one booth), for waterborne/solvent basecoat and clear coat.
The RoboDry robot dries every brand of paint, primer and body filler. The drying speed is around 80 cm 32 inches per minute. For example, it dries the length of a vehicle’s door in less than two minutes, or a paint job of 3-4 panels in 8-10 minutes.
One of the many advantages is the cost for drying, considering that the RoboDry consumes approximately 10% of the gas of a normal spray booth.
The efficiency of one painter using one RoboDry is 8-10 paint cycles per day. This includes painting and drying. This is possible only when the masking and unmasking of vehicles takes place in the stalls outside the spray booth. For this reason, we recommend installing the RoboDry only in a spray booth with side pneumatic doors and rails with a CarMover for pushing vehicles in and out of the booth, which takes only a few seconds.