New Manual EcoGun for Applying Highly Viscous Materials
Bietigheim-Bissingen, June 2018 – With the EcoGun AS MAN 1AF, Dürr is adding another manual spray gun to its suite of application technology tools. The pressure-assisted gravity feed cup system is particularly suitable for applying viscous and thixotropic coating media, because it provides a fine spray pattern, even with highly viscous materials.
Atomization is a key factor in obtaining a desirable, high-quality painting result. The new EcoGun AS MAN 1AF takes this into consideration by feeding compressed air to the pressurized cup at a rate of up to 0.4 bar. This means that even viscous materials can be applied. A pressure relief valve ensures that the pressure in the gravity feed cup system does not exceed 0.4 bar. Since the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) only applies above 0.5 bar, the gravity feed cup system provides consistent, excellent application quality.
The EcoGun AS MAN 1AF features a fast application speed - even with vicious and thixotropic materials. This system is suitable for nearly all materials used in woodworking and painting, as well as in furniture production. This includes solvent- and water-based paints, stains, glazes, lubricants, prim, and adhesives. Whether for furniture makers who want to paint small areas or painters with special applications, the infinite adjustment of the manual spray gun’s wide and round spray makes it extremely versatile. It also comes with a wide range of nozzle sizes.
The gravity feed cup system is a cost-effective alternative to the pressure-fed spray gun since neither a pump nor pressure vessel is required, and its optimized operating principle means that it consumes less coating media. Because of its low weight and ergonomic handle, the EcoGun AS MAN 1AF fits comfortably in the hand. The fully nickel-plated surface also makes this spray gun easy to clean.
The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs around 880 people. From the new Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing, and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions. Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes, while Application Technology provides paint application systems. Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems is the global leader in air pollution abatement and energy efficient technologies. The subsidiary Schenck Trebel Corporation, based in Deer Park, New York, offers balancing machines, vibration and condition monitoring systems and services for the general industry. The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries. HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, MI, which is also the base for sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. The company has 92 business locations in 31 countries. The Group generated sales of € 3.71 billion in 2017. Dürr has around 15,000 employees and operates in the market with five divisions:
- Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
- Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
- Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
- Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
- Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry