Applying material on the part
The applicator delivers material to the place where it needs to be: the actual part. Depending on the production techniques employed, manual or automated application might be the appropriate choice. The right applicator is selected according to the required flow rate and the type of material used.
There will always be applications where automation is not an option. To offer an alternative, Atlas Copco IAS provides several manual application units suitable for a number of uses. Reasons for opting for manual solutions may include higher accessibility, flexibility and faster returns on investment costs.
To provide operators a high degree of mobility, our manual application systems can be equipped with a boom for convenient hose support. In a wheeled version, the manual system can be quickly repositioned at different stations on an assembly line to perform a wide range of applications.
For a solution matched to your process needs, automated applicators come in two different variants, differentiated by their mounting type: an independent version mounted on the 6th axis of a robot and a version where the application head is integrated into the dispense-metering unit.
Robot Flange Mount
This type of applicator ensures that the size of the meter does not restrict the flexibility and speed of the robot, thereby maximizing accessibility during the application. And, by keeping the load on the robot arm to a minimum, smaller and more cost efficient robots may be used.
When there are no restrictions on a robot’s carrying capacity and its dynamics and there is free access to the targeted parts, this applicator type is a common choice. By reducing the distance between the meter and the application, the material is dispensed with consistency and higher accuracy.