Cefla’s new iBotic aimed at reducing spray coating costs and enhancing productivity
Fifteen years after its launch, Cefla’s iBotic has undergone some major improvements to maximise uptime, reduce operating costs and lower the consumption lacquer and solvent. With a brand new interface and integrated software, the new iBotic allows you to train operators in no time and access key production data directly on the machine or by feeding it into your company ERP.
Despite being a solution, which has no rivals currently on the market, with its two spray arms acting totally independently to boost production efficiency and deliver the highest quality coating, iBotic benefits from a series of updates, fine-tuning and additional functions which enhance its appeal as a high-performance machine.
Brand new interface
Thanks to a new HMI with intuitive commands, user-friendly graphics, and a software integration to help operators manage the equipment, iBotic is now easy to use with little initial training needed. Moreover, the software includes diagnostic tools, information to support maintenance requirements, valuable production data which can be consulted directly or fed into the company ERP for productivity analyses.
Zero downtime while changing colour
The key innovation enables on-the-go colour changeovers without interrupting production. While one arm is automatically set aside for cleaning and colour change, the second arm continues to spray workpieces without stopping. This keeps your production running and adds 90 minutes per shift (we assume you avoid thirty 3-minute downtimes for colour changeover on each shift) to your effective production time, accelerating the ROI. Clearly, without production stoppages, you are constantly earning money rather than just changing colours. TIMESKIP also handles cleaning procedures in such a way as to reduce solvent consumption and cut lacquer wastage.
Energy recovery system to reduce operating costs
Our POWERBACK energy recovery system accounts for a 15-20% energy saving. This lowers operating costs and contributes to increasing your overall sustainability, environmentally and economically.
So, whoever thought it would have been difficult to improve iBotic, consider the benefits that are now available: zero downtime for colour changeovers, increased productivity, lower operating costs, less solvent and less lacquer wastage, plus a new HMI to support operators and optimise the process.