Typical tile mosaic projects for ground, plaza and pool may have more than 100,000 tiles. I’ve done one with 1,200,000 tiles.
At the beginning of a mosaic project, client contact mosaic artist to get a design, a series of effect drawing are rendered for demonstration.
Once the design is confirmed, it will be sent to mosaic manufacturer, divided into multiply pages, typical page size is 40x40cm. Each page contains hundreds or over 1,000 tiles, workers will manually assemble tiles to pages with textile or paper base.
Then the pages will be delivered to field, and experienced worker will mount them to target zone. The mosaic project is done.
It is extremely time consuming to assemble mosaic tiles. A skilled labor can finish no more than 10,000 mini tiles per day. Mini tile means 8x8mm, 10x10mm, 15x15mm or similar size. The speed will be slow down if large tiles are used. A skilled labor can work with 1500-2000 40x40mm tiles per day.
That is our reason to start research and develop an automatic mosaic mounting system.
There are 3 type of robots are suitable for a Mosaic System. CARTESIAN Robot, SCARA Robot and DELTA Robot.
Robot Type Comparison
$5000 to $15000
$10000 to $30000
$20000 to $50000
Mosaic Robot / Human Comparison
In the comparison, we use a standard mosaic robot, which equals 3 worker’s assemble speed. The robot needs one worker to feed and watch.
|Cost of Recruiting||Labor Salary||Busy Season||Dull Season|
|Mosaic Robot||One time purchase fee||$500-$1000||Easy to add new robot.||Shut down,|
no additional cost.
|$1500-$3000||Hard to add new labor. |
Others need labor too.
|Pay basic salary to workers, |
otherwise you have to fire them.
Our Mosaic Robot
This is our first Mosaic Robot. Tile Mosaic Robot SE.
Mosaic Robot OS
To work with Mosaic Robot, you need to use two apps.
1. Tile Mosaic Maker, the design tool. it helps you create mosaic design, and export work data for Robot Controller.
2. Mosaic Robot Controller. It read the mosaic data, and drive the robot arms to pick tiles from tile storage, and place them to mosaic base panel.
Buy one Mosaic Robot, or Build one.
- We are selling the Mosaic Robot. This is a highly customize order, every client who wants to purchase a Mosaic Robot must contact our team first, to determine their system requirement.
- And we selling core parts to user who wants to build their own Mosaic Robot. This options requires experiences of robotic engineer and mechnical mechanical .
Support Other Manufacturer’s Robots
Our Tile Mosaic Maker can generate G-code and M-code, this is very common for industry robot montion controller.
Tile Mosaic Maker can output text files in customize format too. developers can convert these file to a code which their robot can understand.