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Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510

The Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510, enhanced successor of the worldwide established COATMASTER 509 MC, is a compact combined film application and testing instrument equipped with a foil keyboard, and performing two basic functions if the appropriate accessories are selected:
  • the use as a high-precision film applicator,
  • the determination of the degree of dryness in accordance with DIN 53 150 and the performance of comparative drying tests.

Microprocessor controlled Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder, with free adjustable drawing-down speed in the range of 0.1 - 19.9 / 20 - 100 mm/s as well as free adjustable dryness test time in the range of 0.1 - 19.9 / 20 - 108 min/cm, with integrated ejector (vaccum function to fix the substrates using by vacuum suction plates), including paint collection trough.
Power supply: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz via wide-range power supply unitx.
ATTENTION:
The basic unit is not functional without the appropriate accessories. It is therefore necessary to order the appropriate accessories (glass plate, applicator, test tools etc.) with the basic unit in order to carry out the required tests.
Purpose and Application

A motorised film applicator is used in cases where
• a surface has to be covered with an absolutely uniform film,
• reliable information is needed on the relationship between the wet and the dry film thickness,
• a large number of exactly identical samples has to be produced.

All kinds of inevitable inaccuracies when applying films manually, are avoided by using the automatic drawing method.

Typical users are:
The lacquer and paint industry, especially for the research / development / quality control of many different products.
Generally universities / academies as well as institutes studying high sensitive facts within the scope of their research and development projects requiring an optimally controlled film application, i.e. in the research of solar cells, fuel cells and accumulators as well as in the medical technology and research.
The parallel drying time test allows objective comparisons of the drying properties of different coating materials.
Typical users are:
The lacquer and paint industry, especially for the research / development / quality control of many different products.
Design and Function

BASIC UNIT
The Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510, enhanced successor of the worldwide established COATMASTER 509 MC, is a compact combined film application and testing instrument equipped with a foil keyboard, and performing two basic functions if the appropriate accessories are selected:
  • the use as a high-precision film applicator,
  • the determination of the degree of dryness in accordance with DIN 53 150 and the performance of comparative drying tests.
The microprocessor-controlled, precisely graded step motor drive engineering guarantees an extremely uniform accomplishment as well as an excellent repeatability of all processes set.
  • Variable working distance up to approx. 400 mm.
  • Individually programmable start position.
  • Freely selectable drawn down speed in the range of 0.1 – 19.9 / 20 - 100 mm/s.
  • Automatic quick return by key press.
  • Film applicator symmetrically working in both directions.
  • Freely adjustable drying times in the range of 0.1 – 19.9 / 20 - 108 min/cm.
For fixing the substrates, an ejector attachment (vacuum generator to be operated with compressed air) for connection to all vacuum suctions plates available for Model 510, is already integrated into the basic unit.
Technical Data

Basic Unit: Dimensions: L 610 mm
                                  W 425 mm
                                  H 210 mm
Weight, net: approx. 23 kg
Power supply: 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz via wide-range power supply unit
Drawn-down speeds: Freely adjustable in the range of 0.1 – 19.9 / 20 - 100 mm/s
Dryness test times: Freely adjustable in the range of 0.1 –19.9 / 20 - 108 min/cm
Scope of supply

Ref 0281.01.31
Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510 microprocessor controlled

The scope of supply includes:
- Basic unit
- Wide-range power supply unit
- integrated ejector
- Paint collection trough
- Operating Manual

ATTENTION:
The basic unit is not functional without the appropriate accessories. It is therefore necessary to order the appropriate accessories (glass plate, applicator, test tools etc.) with the basic unit in order to carry out the required tests
COATMASTER   510 XL
If extra-long applications are required, the XL variant with a double working distance (80 cm) has proven itself.
Often, the particularly accurate and repeatable specification of the COATMASTER 510/510 XL confirms its cross-industry potential of usability for demanding and sensitive application requirements; e.g. application of slurries in the production of anode foils in battery research, preparation of  transdermal  patches  in  pharmacy R & D, application of thin semiconductor layers in photovoltaic R & D, etc...

The microprocessor-controlled, precisely graded step motor drive engineering guarantees an extremely uniform accomplishment as well as an excellent repeatability of all processes set.
  • Variable application path up to approx.800 mm.
  • Individually programmable start position.
  • Freely selectable drawn down speed in therange of   0.1 – 19.9 / 20 - 100 mm/s.
  • Automatic quick return by key press.
  • Film applicator symmetrically working in bothdirections.
  • Freely  adjustable  drying times in the range of0.1 - 19.9 / 20 - 108 min/cm

The user can equip the Film Applicator COATMASTER 510 XL with the accessories which comply with the special application requirements and test purposes.

Ref 101-02810231   Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510 XL  microprocessor controlled (application path 800 mm)
ACCESSORIES

The user can equip the Film Applicator COATMASTER 510 and 510 XL with the accessories which comply with his special application  requirements and test purposes.
In this respect the following accessories are available:
Exchangeable Specimen Platforms
• Glass plate as specimen carrier or direct film substrate.

• Vacuum suction plates for foils, papers and cards, in different versions - also electrically heatable, adjustable for temperatures up to 140°C (upon request up to 150 °C).

• Upon request also heatable platforms without vacuum function are available
Assembly Attachments
To mount the film applicators to the COATMASTER appropriate supports are required, except for Models 288/230 mm, 411/220 mm and 421/I and 421/II

  • Attachment Assembly for doctor blades, Models 284, 286, 288, 360 and 411
  • Quick Clamping Device 509/15 for Spiral Film Applicator, Model 358 (wire bars)
Attachment for Scratch Hardness Tests

Adapter for swivelling and sliding mounting of models 318 and 435 on one of the attachment assemblies.
(Please refer to our Technical Descriptions 318 and 435
)
Foils and Charts:
• Plastic foils, system Leneta ®
• Contrast charts with chess board pattern or large black/white fields, as well as serveral other designs (Mod. 45

Various Film Applicators:

• Film Applictor System Wasag, Model 288, width: 80, 120, 180 or 230 mm

• Spiral Film Applicator, Model 358, width: 80, 150 or 220 mm

• Quadruple Film Applicator, Model 360, width: 13, 40, 60 or 90 mm


• Film Applicator MULTICATOR 411, width: 80, 150 or 220 mm        
      
• Levelling Test Blade and Sag Tester, Model 419

  • Staggered-Gap Film Applicator, Model 421/I, 10 films each 20 mm wide
  • Staggered-Gap Film Applicator, Model 421/II, 6 films each 35 mm wide

Drying Time Test

The COATMASTER 510 is designed to allow seven identical or different paint specimens to be applied simultaneously onto glass strips and subsequently be tested regarding their drying behaviour.

Principle of Test
For the drying time test the test tools are drawn at a pre-selected speed across the applied film and the various drying criteria are established in relation to the distance covered in the time period of the measurement. The measuring time (in minutes) is calculated by multiplying the corresponding distance (in cm) by the preset (reciprocal) speed (min/cm).

ACCESSORIES
In addition to the application of films the combined test instrument has to be equipped with the necessary test tools, supports etc. for drying time tests.
Attachment Assembly
The attachment assembly is needed to mount up to 7 identical or different test tools.

Plate Glass Strips

There are plate glass strips available which can be used in connection with the appropriate support.
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