For several years, There
has been a lot of talk in the industry about XY machines for painting test
panels. These machines have a fast vertical axis and a slow or indexing
horizontal axis to move the atomizer and coat a stationary target. Many users
believe this type of motion better simulates actual production painting.
Spraymation has designed
this type of machine in the past, but the linear motion components and explosion
proof servo motors required pushed the cost out of sight.
Spraymation�s new S3
Vertical Reciprocator System has a
programmable in/out motion device. With these proven standard non servo
components everything is finally ready for a reasonable cost XY style
machine. The machine in the photo and video is a machine originally
designed for in/out operation, the modular design allows for quick functional
changes, and a true XY machine would have the reciprocator turned 90 degrees so
the narrow cross section faces the target panels and minimizes air flow
This machine has 2 basic
modes of operation, Square Wave or �H� patterns and Triangle Wave or �W�
patterns. Click on the video links below to see the machine in motion.
The controls are very
similar to those on a modern Spraymation Automatic test panel machine.
Programming is done from a Personal Computer using a network connection.
As always, our systems
have been optimized for the short spray cycles that occur with these machines
and the high accuracy needed and there is no cost penalty for this speed. All
options for standard panel machines are available for these machines.