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Canvas Launches Drywall Finishing Robot

by Pieter Werner

Canvas, a construction robotics company specializing in drywall finishing, has introduced the 1200CX, a compact, all-wheel drive robotic machine designed for use in small spaces. This development follows years of refinement and customer feedback. The 1200CX, which is being launched today, is optimized for multi-family and tower construction projects. It allows workers to apply joint compound to walls in a single step using robotic precision, thereby reducing the finishing time from five days to two.

The 1200CX measures 30 inches by 34.5 inches, weighs 1,200 pounds, and has a finishing height of 12 feet. It features all-wheel steering for easy maneuverability in confined spaces, operates on a single battery charge, and finishes right up to adjacent walls and ceilings. The machine ensures a consistent finish across different project types and is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, helping workers develop new skills while reducing fatigue and repetitive motion injuries.

Kevin Albert, Cofounder and CEO of Canvas, stated that the 1200CX was developed in close collaboration with customers to meet their needs for a versatile machine that can navigate all corners of their buildings while enhancing productivity.

The systems, which are operated by workers, use robotic technology to apply joint compound and sand walls efficiently. This process reduces the traditional manual finishing time significantly. The 1200CX complements Canvas’s existing 1550 model, which is suited for taller, more open spaces. Together, these machines can handle a variety of building types, including residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

Both the 1200CX and 1550 models benefit from over-the-air software updates, which enhance productivity and add new features such as targeted sanding and tool path optimization. Maria Telleria, Cofounder and CTO of Canvas, claims that these updates ensure the tools continue to improve after purchase, maintaining high standards of quality, safety, and productivity for their clients.

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