Automotive Success story

High tech for a clear view

Customer benefits
  • High process reliability under cleanroom conditions
  • Precision coating in the μ range
  • Small footprint
  • Superior reliability in 3 shift operations
Stäubli RX160 paint EX at GfO
In the coating system two Stäubli-painting robots type RX160 paint work together on tightest space.

TASK

Anti-fog coating of headlamp lenses

Nowadays, all plastic headlamp lenses come with a protective coating. Thanks to the latest generation of robots, transparent micrometer-thin protective layers can be accurately applied under cleanroom conditions.

GfO (Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik AG) specializes in the technical and optical finishing of surfaces and in the coating of plastic moldings with metals, oxides and transparent lacquers. Approximately 75 percent of its customer base is in the automotive industry.

Almost all reputable OEMs and suppliers are currently exploiting the opportunities presented by Elamet and Sicralan, the coating processes developed by GfO, with new applications for plastic constantly being discovered. Weight savings, greater cost-efficiency and enhanced safety in the event of an accident as well as new freedoms in design are the main reasons for the growing use of composite materials in vehicle construction.

 

SOLUTION

Robotic coating under cleanroom conditions