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Automatic Film Applicator Standard


The Automatic film applicator provides a reliable basis to apply coating films to test charts, panels or foils. A heated model is also available.

Automatic Film Applicator

The Automatic film applicator provides a reliable basis to apply coating films to test charts, panels or foils. A heated model is also available.

Automatic Film Applicator Documents

Datasheet – Models: Glass, perforated vacuum and double channel vacuum bed (pdf)
Datasheet – Model: Perforated heated vacuum bed (pdf)
Manual – Models: Glass, perforated vacuum and double channel vacuum bed (pdf)
Manual – Model: Perforated heated vacuum bed (pdf)
Leaflet (pdf)

Automatic Film Applicator Description

The Automatic film applicator provides a reliable basis to apply coating films to test charts (max. size 515 x 300 mm / 20.28 x 11.81 in), panels or foils in a uniform and reproducible way in order to eliminate variations caused by human factors.

Reproducible

Variations in speed, pressure and direction of draw down cause irregularities. Other factors that may influence the result are the shear rate and the weight of the applicator. With the Automatic film applicator these variable factors are being stabilized. Over the complete surface the film thickness is even. Samples created with the Automatic film applicator are reproducible. It’s possible to produce a large number of identical laboratory precision draw downs in a short period of time.

Rheological properties

The quality of the applied film is important for research on rheological properties of the applied media. To prepare samples for testing rheological properties, abrasion resistance, hiding power and gloss the Automatic film applicator is a must have. Multiple types of automatic film applicators are available for either glass/paper/metal substrates or foils.

Block- and spiral applicators

All models can be used in combination with either standard block type film applicators such as bird/baker models, or spiral bar type film applicators (wire wound rod type) depending on the configuration chosen.

Unique Interface

Each Automatic Film Applicator ‘Standard’ is equipped with the Triple I ® Navigation Tool. The Triple I stands for Intelligent Illumination Interface. This unique navigation tool guides the operator through the interface of TQC Sheen lab-machines. At each step of the operating menu the interface detects which buttons are active and indicates these by means of an illuminated red center. This results in a very intuitive operating system which is enhanced with information on the machine’s display.

Automatic film applicator with optional heated bed

The Automatic Film Applicator Standard with perforated heated vacuum bed has a built-in heating mat which allows the temperature of the table to be elevated up to +100°C above ambient temperature. The powerful heating device guarantees an even distribution of the temperature over the entire vacuum plate. Temperature is set and controlled by means of the Triple I ® Navigation tool.

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    Weight5 lbs
    Dimensions12 × 12 × 6 in
    Model

    AB4120 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Glass Bed), AB4220 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Vacuum Bed), AB4320 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Double Channel Vacuum Bed), AB4400 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Heated Vacuum Bed – 230VAC), AB4405 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Heated Vacuum Bed – 115VAC), AB4420 – Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Combined, without Bed)* *Though not included, both the glass bed, and the perforated and double …

    TRAVERSE SPEED0.1 – 500 mm/s
    TRAVERSE SPEED ACCURACY+/- 1% of set speed
    STROKE LENGTH50 – 430mm / 1.97 – 16.93 in
    STROKE LENGTH ACCURACY+/- 2 mm / 0.08 in
    MAX. TEST CHART SIZE515 x 300 mm / 20.28 x 11.81 in
    MAX. TEST CHART THICKNESS9 mm / 0.35 in
    MAX. TEST SUBSTRATE THICKNESS35 mm / 1.38 in incl. coating
    MAX. VACUUM AREADIN A3 / Scrub
    AUTOMATIC VACUUM AREADIN A5, DIN A4, DIN A3, Scrub
    WIRE BAR SPIRAL AREAMax. 325 mm / 12.8 in
    MIN. WIRE BAR LENGTH345 mm / 13.58 in
    MAX. WIRE BAR DIAMETER10 mm / 0.39 in at fixation points
    WIDTH OTHER APPLICATORSMax. 300 mm / 11.81 in
    HEIGHT OTHER FILM APPLICATORS10 – 80 mm / 0.39 – 3.15 in
    DIMENSIONS490x640x290 mm / 19.92×25.2×11.42 in
    MASS33 kg
    POWER100 – 240VAC / 50 – 60Hz
    POWER CONSUMPTIONMax. 50 Watt
    DISPLAY480 x 272 pixel TFT display
    CONTROLS5-key Navigation Switch, Mouse and Keyboard Optional