Canvas Launches Targeted Sprayer Capability for Drywall Construction Robot


June 2, 2022

Construction robotics company Canvas has announced the launch of its Level 4 Targeted Spray System (L4TS), which enables customers to make drywall finishing safer and more predictable than before.

In December 2021, the company rolled out its Innovation Partner Program, which now includes seven leading technical contractors – Webcor, DPR Construction, Swinerton, Nevell Group, KHS&S, Daley’s Drywall & Taping, and California Drywall. These companies were selected by Canvas to participate more directly in creating better outcomes for their workers and projects, and now their crews train on the Canvas system to operate machines independently.

The Level 4 Targeted Spray emerged from this project, as partners showed a desire for the Canvas worker-controlled machine to spray both a Level 5 finish, in which the entire wall is sprayed prior to sanding; and a Level 4 finish, which targets only the drywall seams.

“We started by inventing new processes for drywall with our worker-operated machines and Level 5 process, but our goal is to provide ongoing solutions for every aspect of our customers’ needs,” said Kevin Albert, CEO of Canvas. “L4TS is a watershed moment for Canvas because it represents a major leap in capability for Canvas Certified Finishers, but also the success of our Innovation Partner Program and our ability to drive the industry forward together. We’re proud to listen to our customer’s feedback and deliver solutions that further improve drywall finishing.”

Canvas said the new L4TS process delivers not only safety and quality, but also gives partners the ability to use the machine on a broader range of products. By spraying only the seams, L4TS enables contractors to offer their clients greater flexibility in a project’s finish level, while reducing cycle times and improving schedules.

“Our clients are some of the most innovative companies in the world working on the most demanding projects,” said Jonathan Hughes, vice president of Daley’s Drywall. “With L4TS, Daley’s is able to meet our clients’ demands for exceptionally high-quality drywall finishes, while also offering much shorter schedule durations.”

Coupled with its strong relationships with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the Innovation Partner Program and the Level 4 capability, Canvas said it is setting the standard for construction technology to lead the industry to a future of better project outcomes and shorter schedules.

“Canvas has not only produced a revolutionary tool for drywall finishing, but they’re constantly improving their product in response to the industry’s needs and our own challenges and opportunities,” said Aaron Anderson, director of innovation at Swinerton. “Being able to work with a company that welcomes feedback and delivers real-time solutions is why we value our relationship with Canvas. We look forward to the future of this partnership and seeing the innovations that Canvas will continue to bring to this space.”

For more details on the Canvas technology, visit its website here.

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