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Self-Learning Finishing Robots

Lesta allow painters to use their knowledge to automate repetitive tasks.

DeGeest Corporation, a provider of complex steel weldments for OEMs, has widened its scope of services to include integration of finishing automation in an effort to help other manufactures streamline their operations.

"At DeGeest, we had incorporated automation into much of our operation except for finishing," said Derek DeGeest, President. "In looking for a solution for ourselves, we found Lesta, which broke down the barriers of automating complex parts for all types of manufacturers. Lesta empower painters to use their knowledge to automate repetitive tasks and frees them up to focus on improving quality. It is a perfect balance of robot and painter."

Based in Milan, Italy, Lesta Self-Learning Robotic and Scanning technology streamlines finishing operations by using a painter already on staff to program the robot for future jobs, instead of needing to hire an engineer or robotic programmer. To bring this European technology to North American manufacturers, DeGeest partnered with Lesta under the name LestaUSA.

"During our international travels, we discovered application technologies not available here," said DeGeest, who is also President of LestaUSA. "So, we have made it our mission to provide these finishing solutions to help North American manufacturers stay competitive. We have developed a fresh approach to distribution and integration by verifying benefits, capabilities and safety in the production environment while also creating a comprehensive test lab. By offering solutions that we know will work firsthand, we remove any doubt."

LestaUSA distributes additional finishing technologies previously not available in the North American market. Germany-based Pulver Control powder flow sensors monitor flow of powder from the gun in real time and notify a mobile device if the preset flow is compromised before any expensive rework is required. In addition, Nitrotherm Spray and Polifluid technology improve liquid and powder application quality and save money with increased transfer efficiency.

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