Car body painting started as a labour-intensive manual process. With the gradual introduction of new technologies such as robotics the paint process has for many years become a mix of manual and automated operations. Nowadays many paint lines are 100% dependent on automation. The technology has been introduced step-by-step and has had to fit in with existing footprints and process flows.

Today’s paint line designs are still shaped by the inheritance of preceding technology and processes. ABB’s new approach is breaking away from this “footprint legacy”. To find out more about ABB's new approach, watch the webinar.



This webinar was presented by:

Didier Rouaud

Didier Rouaud Didier Rouaud has been “playing” with paint and robots for the last 27 years. He has work in over 20 countries and enjoyed living for a longer period of time in 4 of them. His job description has been a moving target; engineering, process development, sales support, site management, research, proposal, project management, marketing, product management, engineering manager.

ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.