Mobile Robot Technology
for Surface Finishing and
Paint Application 

Best Practice - Hull Fairing

Mobile Robot Technology 
for Surface Finishing and

Paint Application

Best Practice - Hull Fairing

Best Practice Fairing: Hull preparation and autonomous Surface Work Process

Fairing - especially the application of sprayable filler, milling, grinding and spray painting - require intense manual work today. The process of fairing a vessel has always been a product-oriented procedure, with little by way of evolution to the process itself. The common fairing process consumes high volumes of product, is applied manually and is widely considered to be labour intensive and dangerous.



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Robosurf Mobile Robot Technology for Spray Painting and Surface Treatment
The Problem

The process of fairing a vessel has always been a product-oriented procedure, with little by way of evolution to the process itself. The common fairing process consumes high volumes of product because it is applied manually. Also, it is widely considered to be very labour intensive combined with inefficient logistics and a negative effect on the environment within the process.
 

The Solution

We are here to help. Our team consists out of experts from different industries that strive to help our clients to improve processes.  The mission of our company is to create value by using automation instead of the traditional dangerous and labor intensive operation of tasks and processes. The ROBOSURF automation solutions enable you to outperform compared with traditional operations and achieve new levels of production success in many areas.  



Robosurf Vertigo Scanning Result Optimization hull fairing

The Process

The automation of the hullwork process via ROBOSURF leads to 50% +X savings in time and cost compared
to traditional procedures
(Find out more with the ROI Calculator Tool here.) 

Teaching

Be it in a Co-Bot similar way of teaching or as a high precision 3D Laser-scan:  the process starts with the definition of the areas of operation for the robot and the parking positions to which the robot is moved autnomously.

The 3D Scan itself can be highly recommended as part of a documentation. A filler map is derived to measure the exact calculation of material in advance as well as the measurement of the exact thickness of filler.
Especially when working on hull, the perfect final shape is respected, considering all kinds of deformations.


Sprayfiller

The use of sprayable fillers sets new standards in terms of quality and speed. Our software controls parameters so that the thickness can be defined and the inclusion of bubbles can be avoided.  

The amount of sprayable filler can be calculated with a higher accuracy in advance. 

Robosurf Hull Fairing and Robot Filler Application - the advantages of a filler map

If you have not already checked it, we recommend the brief article about the advantages of a filler map

Milling

The Milling task has the highest accuracy performance. It uses vacuum for a cleaner work environment. This high precision operation uses our on- or off-line compensation software; it obtains and supports the perfect shape designed by your architects with highest precision and up to 0.2mm accuracy. 

The consistency of the surface treatment via sensors leads to an even use of the sandpaper as well as a much lower consumption of the latter. 

Grinding 

The Grinding with force sensor is another high precision operation for a consistent quality.

By controlling the pressure, a uniform roughness is obtained without causing any kind of defects. 

It uses vacuum for a cleaner work environment.


Robosurf Vertigo Software Calibration Compensation Optimization

The result of each step is unique in quality and speed of execution.


Automation with ROBOSURF definitely helps to achieve better results.

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