WITH QUALITY PAINT SOLUTION
DETROIT, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Corporation
(NYSE: GM) has selected FANUC Robotics North America, Inc. to provide an
automated paint system for its truck paint facility in Oshawa, Ontario.
The eight-robot system, equipped with AccuStat electrostatic spray guns,
will replace eight hydraulic robots and a non-electrostatic painting
"Our goal is to help the Oshawa paint center improve production
operations and reduce paint costs while meeting stringent environmental
standards," said James Vaughan, manager of paint and sealing sales for
Four P-155 robots, equipped with AccuStat electrostatic spray guns,
will apply waterborne paint. An additional four P-155s will use
electrostatic bells to apply clear coat. A ninth robot will be used for
path inspection and training.
"AccuStat guns isolate materials from the source, which allows the
use of envionmentally friendly, waterborne materials," added Vaughan.
"This process not only provides uniform film build, but doesn't
sacrifice transfer efficiency, production rates or quality."
FANUC Robotics has total responsibility for Oshawa's painting system
which was installed in September 1993.
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, MI, 48326-2800; 800-477-6268.
/CONTACT: Jill Lucius of Anthony M. Franco, Inc., 313-567-5022, for
CO: FANUC Robotics North America, Inc.; General Motors Corporation
ST: Michigan, Ontario
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