Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 November 12, 2021

CFCM Celfa iBiotic 400

Cefla North America has installed the iBotic, an advanced robotic spray machine, in its finishing laboratory. This system is the largest and most advanced of all finishing technologies housed in the Cefla North America testing laboratory. It has been installed to enhance the customer testing experience and expand the company's line up of first-in-class surface enhancement equipment. The Cefla team recently hosted several North American companies to a focused event highlighting its adhesive glue spray capabilities to commemorate the machine's installation and commissioning.  

The iBotic is a cartesian spraying robot with a choice of one or two spraying arms that facilitates high production volumes and an ultra-high-quality finish. Its dedicated edge gun ensures accurate and thorough spray coverage onto the sides of flat, 3D, and other parts with complex trajectories. It is capable of spraying paint or adhesive glue onto various substrates, including wood, wood derivatives, metal, ceramics, glass, fibreglass and plastic. Applications include raised and flat panels, 3D parts, flat and raised doors, indoor and outdoor furniture, automotive components, metal sheets, concrete slabs, home furnishings, aerospace components, automotive components, and much more. 

With two arms working harmoniously, one gun arm can focus on edges while the other reciprocates for thorough yet precise coverage. Also, iBotic spray technology accurately scans and finishes pieces of varying shape and thickness with the conveyor either stationary or in motion. It is available in working lengths of 3,000 to 5,500 millimetres, depending on the gun and spray arm configuration and application choice. Other notable features include:

  • Improved hardware control that reduces energy consumption.
  • Improved HMI graphics.
  • Simultaneous function control on the same arm for quicker adjustments.
  • An automatic adjustment system for exhaust fan with less need for operator intervention.
  • An option for the internal camera for monitoring purposes or remote servicing/troubleshooting by Cefla technicians.

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