This material dispensing system utilizes two Fanuc M-10iA/6L six-axis robots. These robots have multiple mounting options and a compact design making it easy to integrate the Fanuc M-10iA/6L into any workshop. The M-10iA/6L has a light 6kg payload, and it can move that payload a long way with its 1,632mm reach.
The process for efficiently dispensing glass primer begins with the first robot applying primer on both sides of right-hand and left-hand automotive glass panels. The glass panels are then hand-loaded into racks on a two-station rotary dial table. The first robot obtains a panel from the rack, acquires a precise position via a datum fixture, and then articulates the glass under the felt-pad dispense tip. The glass primer dispensing equipment consists of a positive displacement pump and precision valve made by Sealant Equipment. Once one side of the glass is complete, the robot places it in a hand-off fixture. From there, the second robot repeats the process under a second dispense head for the opposite side of the glass panel. Once complete, the robot places the glass onto an out-bound conveyor oven where the primer is cured.