" Maasvlakte Olie Terminal as an organisation does have a strong focus on preservation of the environment and is always searching for improvements and good initiatives to prevent people and environment from being exposed to toxic wastes and extreme physical conditions. Coating process is currently done manually with rollers in man baskets. Painters are exposed to heavy physical work in difficult conditions working on heights painting 3x 5700 m2 by hand. An automated solution would therefore be beneficial for people and environment.
As one of the first in line, Maasvlakte Olie Terminal proposed to execute pilots with the coating robot at their premises initially on some smaller tanks. This was done in 2020. The pilot was reasonably successful despite the expected challenges working in the field.
However development went on and several trails were carried out on other terminals before Qlayers returned to Maasvlakte Olie Terminal in 2021. They showed an impressive improvement compared to the previous year. The operating speed had increased and a minimum number of coating deficiencies were found.
The process was carefully followed up by some of the MOT shareholders as well to full satisfaction. The operating speed, environmental and physical advantages meeting the required quality standards will definitely play an important role in the decision making process regarding future coating applications on tanks at Maasvlakte Olie Terminal. "
" On 22nd of September 2021, I witnessed the first application trail on the Hidden Gem from Allseas with a spraying robot from Qlayers at Damen shipyard Schiedam. The trail with the robot on the vessel was very impressive.
Speed of the spraying robot was faster then expected and the coat which was applied was a nice even and closed layer.
Another very big advantage was that due to a very good working extraction system no overspray at all was noted during the application.On most of the shipyards in the Netherlands it’s not allowed to carry out a spray-paint application when the wind is in a wrong direction.
To my opinion the 7CS robot can be a solution for this issue. Of course, the system is still in a development phase, but I sure that in the future we will hear and work a lot more from/with the Qlayers robot! "
" Braspenning coatings BV is a blasting and coatings company in the field of ship repair. We are active at various shipyards in Europe we blast and coat ships in the docks we have been doing this for more than 65 years.
We tested Qlayers' robot on the Hidden Gem on September 22.
I think that the robot will provide solutions for the overspray problem in the longer term and that we can work greener, which will reduce paint and solvent consumption.
Using the 7CS robot in the short term will be good to further develop the robot and at the same time show that we are working on solving the overspray and contamination problems. So it is clear that we are doing everything we can to work greener. "
" As one of the AkzoNobel Paint the Future Challenge winners, Qlayers’ coating application technology can offer our customers a reduction of coating waste, asset down-time and increased safety; all are key objectives we drive in the industries AkzoNobel is active in.
Qlayers’ solution and AkzoNobel’s coating products have been optimized to work together and ensure unparalleled application efficiency with the trusted protection performance of AkzoNobel’s International Paint products.
Together we transform the Paints & Coatings industry towards a new frontier of efficient and sustainable coating application and protection; together we paint the future. "
" Together with Qlayers, we have executed a second full-scale field test on a real paid-for project by customer MOT. It is clear to us, that automation of our processes is valued by our customers, because it reduces significantly various risks that come with working with people and is relatively beneficial to the environment.
Because the 10Q improves on safety, quality, emissions of coating into the environment, and efficiency at roughly the same cost, our customers are rather enthusiastic about the progress we have made so far.
I firmly believe, that it is of great value to our company to keep improving our processes and systems, because in the long run this focus will improve our competitiveness on both the customer market and jobs market.
Besides the fact that the 10Q is a great technical development, what really stands out to me is the agility of the Qlayers team to work around issues that arise during the various stages of development.
It takes a lot of courage, trust, and the right attitude to let go of ideas and designs that have consumed much time, funds and effort earlier on in the development process. A team with these kind of traits and their engineering skills, in my opinion, is capable of delivering great products where others will fail. "
" Tebulo Industrial Robotics is a versatile and agile company specialized in industrial design and supply of innovative robotic equipment. We use the latest robot technology and are able to create new industrial worthy solutions to the market in a very short period of time.
Qlayers’s cutting edge spray system technology combined with our machine design and robot technology will change the coating industry. It brings new technology for fully controlled, efficient, safe and more sustainable coating of wind turbine blades or other large industrial objects.
What makes collaboration with the Qlayers team unique, is their passion and enthusiasm which is contagious and will help to excel both our companies; Move Fast. Move Forward. "