VOL. 15 March ISSUE YEAR 2014
in Vol. 15 - March Issue - Year 2014
Successful Paint Robot Series Also Certified For The Japanese Market
Bietigheim-Bissingen, 9 December 2013 - Dürr has received the TIIS certificate, an important step in its development of the Japanese market. The expert opinion of the Japanese Technology Institution of Industrial Safety (TIIS) confirmed that the German company's painting and handling robots meet all the requirements for explosion protection. Thus, Dürr robots are now approved for sale in Japan. Dürr robots have had explosion protection certification for some time now from ATEX (Europe) and FM (USA).
Dürr is now able to market its EcoRP E033/133 and EcoRP L030/L033/130/133 series on the Japanese market. The TIIS certificate affirms Dürr painting robots' ability to be used in hazardous explosive areas. Dürr now plans to expand its business with Japanese customers within and outside Japan.
The certification is yet another confirmation of the quality characteristics of Dürr robots. The robots handle all painting tasks on body interiors and exteriors, and with parts in tracking and stop-and-go operation, and are also suitable for ESTA and AIR applications with either solvent-based or water-based paints. In addition, they also handle so-called Scara robot tasks. These tasks include opening, holding, and closing doors and bonnets on the body during the painting process.
A special feature of painting robots is that they are specially tuned to application components and specific painting processes. Dürr painting robots are highly flexible, providing the highest quality throughout the entire painting process.
They are known for material efficiency and provide short colour-changing times and minimal colour and solvent losses.
Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems for the automobile and aircraft industries; Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies; Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used for balancing and cleaning in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas; while the fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. Dürr has 52 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and over 8,100 employees. The Group achieved sales revenues of € 2.4 billion in 2012.