TKS Industrial is a distributor for Encore Automation, offering innovative Automation & Robotic systems for paint spray application.
We offer paint robots, spray applicators, sealer robots, automated defect detection, automated finesse, robotic sanding, polishing and more.
TKS's wholly-owned subsidiary, Encore Automation, offers liquid paint spray robots and powder coating systems. TKS is a distributor of Encore Automation products, services, and systems. TKS & Encore have experience with:
Encore Automation has integrated and installed paint robot systems for major Fortune 500 manufacturers, including:
Encore Automation is an award-winning integrator of robotics and automation systems. Encore was awarded Fanuc's integrator of the year in 2016. But they have the expertise and ability to integrate any combination of robots, applicators, paint supply, in any combination of brands or systems. We will work to your specification to provide each manufacturing plant with the type of equipment they desire. TKS offers the ultimate brand flexibility and our recommendations won't be trying to push our in-house product. We'll always recommend the best combination of equipment and systems for your job.
Prior to the paint booth, Encore offers several types of surface prep and cleaning systems, including automated feather duster, blow-off, sanding/buffing (wet & dry), and water blast systems.
TKS & Encore Automation offer a comprehensive portfolio of surface preparation and surface cleaning systems for any industrial paint line.
Currently in use at:
TKS and Encore Automation offer a top-of-the-line automated feather duster system at the entrance of the coating booths. We source and assemble the ostrich feather rolls in-house to ensure quality. The automated feather dusters are equipped with a vacuum system to pull off any debris, dust, or dirt picked up - allowing for continual operation without any maintenance needed.
Encore offers a complete line of fully-automated sealing products and technologies.
Encore has system knowledge and experience to optimally specify, configure, layout, simulate, engineer and design, assemble and test, install, commission, process tune, provide training and service on systems for the above applications and materials for using many of the above equipment options.
Sealer Application Approaches including interior Seam, Finesse, LASD, Hem and UBC. Integrated vision systems included fixed cameras and robot mounted cameras. Integration of seam quality vision systems with interactive quality display monitors to help with operator inspection and repair. Turn Key systems with safety fencing, tip dress windows, tip clean off assemblies, support structures, safeties and controls.
Encore Automationʼs knowledge and experience base allows it to approach many sealing projects and services from a strong foundation.
Encoreʼs defect detection system utilizes a Micro-Epsilon reflectCONTROL sensor that is based on the principle of phase measuring deflectometry to provide robotic defect detection for the full exterior surface of automotive vehicles as well as components and parts.
Fully robotic defect detection systems with multiple configurations depending on production rate and vehicle size. Model specific simulation assures 100% coverage and minor overlap. Signal evaluation optimized for paint defects (<0.3 mm). Automatic defect recognition on all colors.
The key differentiator of this type of defect detection system over other vision and detection ysstems is the ability to create a 3-D rendering of the defect, including width and depth of the defect. This information is key to understand which paint layer the defect originates from, and how best to repair the defect. This information can be fed to a robotic sanding and automated finesse system for in-line repair. Encore is the first company in the world to offer a fully-comprehensive, turnkey, automated, in-line inspection and repair system.
As an option to the defect detection Encore offers an automatic defect marking system to apply marking material on the defect location as determined by the defect detection system. Fully robotic defect marking systems with multiple configurations depending on production rate and vehicle size. Can be located in a different location downstream from defect detection system, line tracking capability. Applicator and fluid delivery system for marking material.