Implementing robotics in powder coating applications
This article discusses how to justify the cost of implementing robotics in powder coating applications. It presents a derived formula for justifying the cost of such a system, giving details of the reasoning behind the formula.
It breaks down the final formula into three basic groups: labor savings, quality-improvement savings and benefits, and material-consumption savings. Each section can be massaged to fit most criteria for calculating the annual savings and benefits of automation equipment to an existing powder coating plant.