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Hosco Quick Disconnects, Restrictor and Hose Fittings for Spray Guns

Hosco Fittings, LLC (USA) is a leading manufacturer of components for paint and coating delivery systems. Products include stainless steel fittings (such as quick disconnect fittings, “Y” and elbow/angle fittings), flow control restrictors, tees and adapters and hose connectors. All Hosco connection fittings feature its low-shear design that incorporates a taper-to-taper connection. Hosco was founded…

Ionstar Anti Static Gun cleans and neutralizes electrostatic charge in one step

A clean surface is a prerequisite for the coating process. For this reason, ionizing guns (SYNO: Anti Static Air Guns, Static Neutralizer Guns) are used. Such ionizing guns clean and prepare the surface by means of compressed air and electricity. The German company Lack-Technik GmbH has now developed a new type of ionizing air gun…

Back-Pressure Regulator for Paint Circulation Systems

Back-Pressure Regulator for Paint Circulation Systems

Streamlined design with novel double diaphragm system Extremely low shear, easy flushing Pressure fluctuations in paint circulation systems are a common problem. The new back-pressure regulator TimECO of German company Timmer GmbH was specially developed to address this problem. Thanks to the new design, it does not only precisely control back pressure to the spray…

Paint Thickness Measurement on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Ultrasonic thickness gauge for paint, lacquer and plastic coatings, also suitable for Glass- and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics From 10 µm coating thickness Extended measuring range up to 7mm Up to 5 layers in one operation The new ultrasonic thickness gauge QuintSonic of German company ElektroPhysik is able to measure the individual thickness of up…

Coating Thickness Measurement via Mobile and Bluetooth

Easy Operation via App Two Measuring Modes are available Control / Data Transfer via Bluetooth A new mobile concept for professional coating thickness measurement: The German company ElektroPhysik now offers an intelligent wireless sensor for non-destructive coating thickness measurement and relays sensor data via Bluetooth to a tablet or smart phone. The radio sensor SmarTest…

CoBlast technology combines blasting and coating in one process step

One-step, ambient temperature, ambient pressure process Process compatible with wide range of corrosion resistant coatings Applications: from foils and wires to complex 3D shapes The CoBlast process of company ENBIO is a one-step, ambient temperature, ambient pressure process that uses conventional grit/micro-blasting equipment to remove a metal’s natural oxide layer and replace it with a desired…

Durr develops innovative concept for human-robot collaboration (HRC)

HRC concepts to accelerate automation of final automotive assembly operations Example: gluing in fuel tanks during final vehicle assembly In case of contact: robot stands still within milliseconds Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is a new trend in industrial production. This involves skilled workers and robots tackling a production stage jointly, each contributing their respective strengths. The…

Eliminating static with Ionization Technology

Stat-Gun generates high voltage, positive and negative ions Reduction of dust and dirt inclusions Fully ATEX approved for use in Class 1 flammable environments Static electricity occurs whenever electrically insulated materials move, rub against or separate from one another. This occurs particularly in dry conditions when charges which have accumulated cannot find a conducting path…

Rotary drum coating technology for small plastics parts

Homogeneous and energy saving coating of mass-produced small plastic components Newly developed coating machine offers higher capacity Focus on air filtration An increasing number of manufacturers are choosing rotary drum technology for the coating of mass-produced small plastic and rubber components. To address this trend, Walther Trowal, the manufacturer of the Rotamat coating system, has…