AND TOP COAT PAINT SYSTEM
DETROIT, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Corporation
(NYSE: GM) has selected FANUC Robotics North America to provide an
automated paint system for its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. The
four-robot system will apply an anti-chip coating and top coat paint to
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird models.
The system, equipped with electrostatic paint guns, will apply
leading-edge hood and roof anti-chip coatings, in addition to rocker
panel anti-chip coating. Top coat paint robots will complement selected
fixed automation areas now used for base and clear coat applications.
"Key to the system is our ability to provide anti-chip and top coat
finishing at high-line speeds while still meeting the customer's
stringent quality requirements," said James Vaughan, FANUC Robotics'
manager of paint and sealing sales. "In addition to other major paint
shop projects, FANUC Robotics has already supplied successful automated
assembly and fabrication systems to the Lordstown facility."
FANUC Robotics North America, Inc., headquartered in Auburn Hills,
Mich., is a subsidiary of FANUC Robotics Corporation. FANUC Robotics
Corporation, based in the United States, is the robotics industry leader
with cumulative sales exceeding $1 billion and more than 15,000 units in
For additional information on FANUC Robotics' products and process
solutions, contact the marketing services department, 2000 S. Adams
Road, Auburn Hills, Mich., 48326-2800; 800-477-6268.
/CONTACT: Chuck Ragains, 313-567-5020, or Marty Habalewsky,
313-567-5025, both of Anthony M. Franco, Inc., for FANUC Robotics/
CO: FANUC Robotics North America; General Motors Corporation
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