Robot silicone insertion

Automatic siliconising of formwork frames with a defined quantity of silicone.

  • Task: Development of a system that fills the gap between the frame and composite panel in formwork frames with silicone.
  • Solution: The silicone is applied via a robot, which includes a dispensing head and a silicone nozzle on the gripper. There is also a sensor on the dispensing head that measures the gap width between the frame and plate. This allows the exact volume flow to be calculated and a constant quantity of silicone to be delivered.
  • Result: Previously, workers had to use a silicone syringe to manually apply silicone and eliminate the gap between the frame and connecting plate. Using a robot now allows this gap to be filled automatically with silicone.