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MAN to Use Latest Durr Painting Technology in its Cabs

MAN to Use Latest Durr Painting Technology in its Cabs

Truck manufacturer MAN will use the latest Durr painting technology for its truck cabs.

Dürr is installing its innovative EcoDry X dry separation system at MAN’s new paint shop for truck cabs in Munich now for the first time in Germany. EcoDry X is a semi-automatic system based on cardboard filter technology.

Dürr’s scope of delivery includes complete system configuration, conveyor technology, pre-cleaning, sealing, and painting stations as well as the associated application technology complete with paint and PVC delivery.

Andrea Klein, Durr’s Global Customer Director for Trucks, explained the reasons behind the firm’s selection as the system supplier: With this concept, we are supplying a highly efficient system where the customers benefit from our consistent components.

Integrated application technology for sealing and paint application, identical robot platforms for pre-cleaning and sealing as well as the standardized controller technology not only reduce the variety of spare parts, but also simplify all future maintenance tasks.

Needing just one service technician for all applications means top efficiency both for MAN as the plant operator and for Dürr as the technology supplier. Having the same operating software for all applications also significantly reduces the training costs for the plant operators, adds Andrea Klein, explaining the benefits of the concept.

Dürr’s scope of delivery starts with pre-cleaning. Two robots of the type EcoRS 210 remove the dust and dirt particles from the bodies using blade brushes prior to painting. The tried-and-tested brushes from the passenger car segment can adapt very flexibly to the contours of the body, and are being used for the first time for truck cabs in the Munich plant.

Four EcoRS 30 robots are used in the PVC line. They apply roof and underbody seams and seal welded seams inside the body. This prevents water and moisture getting into the cab. The robots are equipped with the flexible applicator EcoGun 3D, which can apply the material at three different application angles of 0, 45, and 90 degrees.

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