The Automatic Film Applicator guarantees consistent high-quality coating films to drawdown test charts, foils, and panels. Controlled speed provides repeatable and reproducible results. Human variations in speed, direction, and pressure cause Rheological differences. The use of an automatic film applicator minimizes and/or eliminates variables. The results are even film thicknesses and reproducible identical high accuracy drawdowns. Consistent drawdowns create consistent results for Gloss, Abrasion, Opacity, and other Rheological properties. Adhesive Testing also benefits from consistent even thicknesses.
Automatic Film Applicators either uses a glass plate or a vacuum plate to hold the drawdown test medium. Automatic Film Applicators allow a variety of application bars to be mounted and film applicators (BIRD, BAKER, Cube, multi-sided, etc.) to be pushed. User-selectable speeds (10-140mm/s or 50-300mm/s) can be adjusted to allow for customization of the final film thickness. The drawdown process is governed by standard ASTM D823. The Touch Screen Interface is large and easy to use and navigate. Using an Automatic Film Applicator is very easy to operate.
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