The Automatic film applicator provides a reliable basis to apply coating films to test charts, panels or foils in a uniform and reproducible way in order to eliminate variations caused by human factors.
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 stabilised. 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.
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.
Each Automatic Film Applicator ‘Standard’ is equiped 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 centre. This results in a very intuitive operating system which is enhanced with information on the machine’s display.
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
Item No: AB4120 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Glass Bed)
Item No: AB4220 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Vacuum Bed)
Item No: AB4320 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Double Channel Vacuum Bed)
Item No: AB4420 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Combined, without Bed)*
*Though not included, both the glass bed, and the perforated and double channel vacuum bed will fit.
Item No: AB4400 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Heated Vacuum Bed – 230VAC)
Item No: AB4405 Automatic Film Applicator Standard (Perforated Heated Vacuum Bed – 115VAC)
- Full Color Display & Triple i Control®
- Increased stroke length
- More choices of vacuum areas
- Larger Mermory
- Automatic chart clamp
- Adjustable Tool Carrier
- Drying Time Recorder option
- USB Port
- Even Temperature Distribution
Standards: ASTM D823
Item No: AB4305 Double Channel vacuum bed (Stainless steel) for TQC Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB4300 Double Channel vacuum bed for TQC Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB4205 Perforated vacuum bed (Stainless steel) for TQC Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB4200 Perforated vacuum bed for TQC Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB4130 Glass bed for TQC Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB4000 SBR Rubber Place mat, 70 Shore A
Item No: AB3090 Hardness pen tool for TQC Automatic Film Applicator
Item No: AB4600 Block Applicator weight for Automatic Film Applicator Standard
Item No: AB3075 Grindometer tool for TQC Automatic Film Applicator
Item No: AB3500 Drying time recorder option for TQC Automatic Film Applicators