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FAQ

You have a question about the use of the painter robot, PACO, the FAQ is there for that!

What skills are needed to operate the robot?
The robot has been designed from the beginning so that anybody can use it and its handling is simple. Its purpose is to save painters as much time as possible, so our engineers have placed ease of use at the heart of the robot’s development process. PACO can be easily manipulated after a 2-hour training. This saves a lot of time on construction sites.
How much time can I save on a construction site?
It depends on the surface to paint, but the bigger it is, the more time you will save. Indeed, the preparation time for painting is always the same. After installing the robot, 5 minutes on the tablet is all you need to select the area to paint, then the robot will automatically and very quickly paint the selected area. Its current painting speed is 10 minutes for 10m², but it should be even faster with the next updates.
How much does PACO weigh and how tall is it?

The robot currently weighs 240kg. We are working to reduce its weight and make it more ergonomic. It can be transported with a crane or separated into 3 parts (handles are integrated in each part for ease of transportation). It is 135 cm long and 76.8 cm wide to fit through the doors.

What type of paint does PACO use?

PACO uses only water-based paints without solvents.

What are the risks of using PACO?
Safety is one of PACO’s top benefits, reducing the risk of falls and accidents on sites by automating the painting process up to 3 meters. In addition, Paco has radars all around him to prevent him from colliding with people or objects.
Is this robot intended to replace painters?
No, PACO is a collaborative robot that needs a painter to be used, we do not want to replace humans but work with them to make them faster, more efficient and therefore more productive while protecting their health.
How long does PACO last?

PACO has a lifespan of approximately 8 years. The average life of an industrial machine is 10 to 15 years, but on construction sites, this value is reduced.

How long does it take to set up the robot and program it?

It takes only 3 minutes to bring the robot to the site (it can be dismantled into 3 parts) and 3 minutes to scan a room of 20 to 25 m². Programming is also very quick as the tool is designed to be very intuitive. 1 minute is enough to select the wall you want to paint.

What can PACO do?

PACO is able to paint, sand, coat and re-coat a room.
When it is launched on the market, it will be able to paint only. We plan to update every 6 months to add additional functions.

How many litres of paint can PACO use?

PACO has a capacity of 15L. He can paint 150 m²

How long can PACO operate?

PACO contains two rechargeable batteries. These can operate for 2 hours. After 1.5 hours of charging, PACO can be operational again for 2 hours.

How much is PACO?

We are not communicating a price for the moment because the product is not yet on the market. We estimate a return on investment of 2 years after the purchase of the machine. We are considering several types of purchase such as rental or leasing with partners.

When can I buy PACO?
At this stage we are planning for a market launch early 2022.
On what type of construction site can PACO operate?

PACO can operate on both new and renovation projects. It is a painting assistant for interiors. In the first instance, we are optimising the robot for new buildings, but it is also designed to work on renovation.

Is there a way to clean the robot after painting?

Yes, PACO has an automatic cleaning system using water or environmentally friendly solvents. This cycle takes 12 minutes and may need the assistance of a worker.

What type of ground can PACO move on?

PACO can move on all types of ground thanks to its dense foam wheels.

Is PACO accurate?

Painting: 2cm. Masking is needed (as traditionally)
Re-padding: 2mm. No masking required

If you have some question, please contact us

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