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DÜRR wins Visionary New Product Award for ready2spray Paint Robot at AWFS Fair 2017 in Las Vegas
Dürr Systems, Inc. Posted 08/01/2017
Southfield, Mich. – The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) honored Dürr with the AWFS Visionary New Product Award at the Fair stage in Las Vegas on Friday, July 21, 2017. Dürr received the award in the category “Machinery Over $50,000”, sub-category “Product Innovation” for their new ready2spray compact painting robot, designed for the wood, plastics and metal industries.
Dürr’s EcoRP 10 R1100 painting robot system consists of a small six-axis robot equipped with high-end paint application technology. The system is completed and pre-commissioned by Dürr at its manufacturing plant, making it "ready2spray" upon arrival at a customer's site. The technology is available in different configurations, tailored to each individual customer’s needs. The robot is fully Industry 4.0-ready and was introduced in the US market at the AWFS trade fair in Las Vegas by Stiles Machinery, Inc., Dürr's sales company in North America for the wood industry.
Every other year, the AWFS Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development. Entries are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness.
The winners of the 2017 awards were selected from 33 finalist products from 27 companies. Dürr’s ready2spray paint robot was chosen based on the fact that companies no longer have to go to great lengths to make the robot and application equipment compatible, which brings an extraordinary new solution to this industry.
“We see a growing need for a fully automated paint application”, stated Dr. Hans Schumacher, Dürr Systems board spokesman. “Our new ready2spray solution is a true innovation in this market segment. The AWFS award confirms that we meet market needs with our new development”.
With small dimensions and pre-installed application technology, the ready2spray compact industrial robot is valuable for any company that applies paint on an industrial scale. It is perfectly suited to the requirements of general industry to paint wood, plastics, glass and metal. The ready2spray robot enables the application of solvent- and water-based one- and two-component paints.
About The Dürr Group
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with outstanding automation expertise. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and the woodworking industry. The company has 86 business locations in 28 countries. The Group generated sales of € 3.57 billion in 2016. Dürr has around 14,400 employees and operates in the market with five divisions:
- Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
- Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
- Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
- Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
- Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs around 880 people. From the new Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing, and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions. Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes, while Application Technology provides paint, sealants and adhesives application systems. Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems is the global leader in air pollution abatement and energy efficient technologies. The subsidiary Schenck Trebel Corporation, based in Deer Park, New York, offers balancing machines, vibration and condition monitoring systems and services for the general industry. The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries. HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, MI, which is also the base for sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc.