Durr EcoSCMPDürr says its newly developed EcoScreen Maintenance Assistant software will determine the maintenance status of a painting or sealing robot based on actual use, using variables such as the number of valve switching cycles or from the servo motor load profiles. The system is part of the digital@Dürr concept for Industry 4.0 solutions and uses a simple ‘traffic light’ system to indicate the current level of maintenance needs – a green wrench shows all is good, yellow indicating maintenance should be planned for the near future and red requiring immediate attention.

The company claims this system provides the maintenance plans on a PC or on the EcoPad tablet, establishes a direct link to the technical operating instructions and updates the maintenance history online. Future development will allow the system to independently analyse data and use intelligent model calculation to perform long-term observations and make comparisons across robots and stations, says Dürr.