Robotic Flame Treatment Video for Automotive PlasticsApr 15th, 2011 | By Mark Plantier | Category: Automotive, Field Applications
Flame plasma systems are often integrated with robotics for precise treatment patterns. With a multi-axis robot treatment paths can be designed to meet a wide range of requirements for a variety of parts. A new video shows how flame treatment is used to treat an automobile dashboard made of EVA.
Parts are scanned by the operator, placed in a fixture and the robot executes the program path. Variables such as treating head distance and speed are all part of the equation for successful treatment. In this video clip the flame treater raises the surface energy of the dashboard and glove box prior to painting to ensure a adequate paint adhesion.
Click on the following link to watch a new video showing a flame surface treater in operation with a robot .