10Q Paint Robot

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The Future of Industrial Coating Application

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April 11 2024

Qlayers' 10Q robot is the industry's first automated paint robot that transforms the manual method of coating large-scale storage tanks into a semi-automated, efficient, and safe process. Our innovative robotic solution enables clients to improve the efficiency and productivity of their coating projects while preserving the environment from overspray contamination.

During the application process, the workers can operate the robot from a safe distance on the ground using the user-friendly control system. Replacing manual work with the robotic solution reduces the number of working hours at dangerous heights by up to 80%, minimizing the risks of possible injuries caused by working on suspended platforms and scaffolding. 

In addition, 10Q robots are equipped with Qlayers' patented spray shielding system that prevents overspray from being released into the air. Eliminating overspray is a great advantage of this technology which makes the spray coating process cleaner and safer for workers and the environment. 

Since the first test pilot in late 2019, Qlayers' 10Q robots have been deployed in over 20 coating projects and demos at tank terminals in Europe, the UK, APAC and the USA. 

Pros & Limitations
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Coating speed of >200 m²/h
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Consistent automated performance
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Autonomous lane switching and positioning
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80% Less working hours at dangerous heights
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Virtually no overspray outside the patented shielding system (hood)
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Environmental-friendly process due to overspray elimination
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90% Transfer efficiency
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All layer thicknesses are possible
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Guarantees good spray results in up to a wind force of 4 Bft
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Mobile system, easily transportable 
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Up to 50% more paint efficient
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Can work with all industry state-of-the-art coatings
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Tank limitation to maximum height of tank 30m
Specification
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Storage tanks
Control of Process Flow
Automated quality control on coated areas of the tank.
Accuracy
Accurate layer thickness control and client reporting on key parameters in the application process
Cost
Cost competitive due to fewer man hours and automation.
Environment
Saving up to 20% paint. Virtually no overspray outside the spray shielding system.
Safety
Reduced working at dangerous heights by up to 80%.
Speed
Coating speed of >200m2/hour
Application Conditions
Good spray results  up to a wind force of 4 Bft.
Automation
Semi autonomous, easy to operate, user friendly controller.
Maintenance
Daily and weekly maintenance to be done by coating contractor. Service and monthly and yearly maintenance to be done by Qlayers.

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Qlayers is a Dutch high-tech scale-up revolutionizing the world of industrial coating.

Qlayers is developing innovative robotic solutions for coating large industrial assets such as storage tanks, wind turbine blades and ships.

Our automated robotic solutions enable contractors to apply protective coatings with virtually no overspray and carry out the job in a fast, safe, and highly efficient manner.

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