ABB’s New PixelPaint Offers Customized Automotive Painting Options

By Ralph Rio

Company and Product News

ABB unveiled its PixelPaint solution that incorporates a high DPI painting inkjet head, dosing control package and easy to use RobotStudio programming software for two tone and decorative painting applications.

Pixelpaint is available as a cell using two ABB IRB 5500 robots.  The non-overspray technology prints paint directly on to a target area using the printing nozzle head instead of spraying with a conventional atomizer, resulting in 100 percent transfer efficiency.

With no need for masking or de-masking, a customized paint job can be carried out in a single pass, reducing cycle times by around 50 percent.

ABB’s non-overspray PixelPaint solution was recognized with a “Technology” award at the SURCAR annual conference in Cannes in June 2019.  SURCAR is a forum for the global car body finishing community.


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