Re: How to reduce or shut off Compressed Air for Painting Robots
A few thoughts, at least as a hobbyist spray painter (no experience with robots).
I would assume the issue with needing to keep air flow through the air brush is to prevent paint from drying out and clogging the nozzle / venturi. Now, for a manual airbrush, one always cleans out the airbrush by blowing water (if water based paint) or cleaning solvent (if oil based paint) when you stop painting. Would there be a way to program a cleaning cycle at the end of a paint run? Of course, the waste generated by cleaning solvents that would need to be collected from the cleaning process could exceed the cost savings from cutting back on the use of air.
"A Passionate Statistician", ASQ CQE, ASQ Fellow