All EMMA systems feature intuitive joystick control that allows the operator to guide the End-Effector as needed, e.g. dwelling longer on patches of thicker paint or spots of filler. Clients with applications requiring full degloss and a uniform traverse rate, particularly on larger and unobstructed surfaces, have asked us to incorporate a feature that lets EMMA perform the back-and-forth sweep motion automatically without continuous operator input via the joystick handle. Instead, operators can now activate our new Auto Sweep feature via a switch on the Joystick Box.
Operator Presence Control
An OPC (Operator Presence Control, a.k.a. “deadman switch”) is now available to simplify shutting off the sander(s), and eliminates the need for the operator to toggle the main switch. While the existing “sander on” switch is still part of the control circuit, a trigger on the joystick handle starts/stops the sander when engaged/released.
New and Improved Dust Collection System
Even the best industrial pneumatic vacuums take some time to empty when full, especially considering the contents often require personnel to follow HazMat procedures. This is less of a problem for applications that call for minimal material removal, but for applications which generate more dust (e.g. full depaint), frequent emptying could adversely affect process time. To address this, we now offer an new dust collection system that features a venturi that exhausts particulate directly into easily-disposable 3M Clean Sand Filter Bags. Swapping filter bags is as simple as removing and capping the full bag and putting a new one on. Any full bags can be disposed of after the sanding process is complete. The venturi has no moving parts, and because each bag is its own fresh filter, there is no chance for dust capture efficiency to decrease over time.