VersiCoat WT Production Coating System with Stationary Ultrasonic Nozzles
VersiCoat WT is a conveyorized system configured with 1-4 ultrasonic nozzles, depending upon spray width needed. It is an excellent solution for transitioning from R&D to production coatings, or for moderate volume precision production volume coatings. Spray pattern width is dependent upon nozzle configuration. A dependable, versatile, low maintenance production coating system, VersiCoat WT features:
- Ability to spray targeted areas
- Self-cleaning, non-clogging ultrasonic nozzle(s)
- High transfer efficiency minimizes overspray
- Highly repeatable thin films
- Easy integration with production conveyors
- Easy access to control modules and spray area
- Low maintenance system
- Max conveyor speed: 11 m/min
- Enclosure dimensions: 1067mm W x 1295mm D x 1651mm H (42 in W x 51in D x 65in H)
- Floor space required: 1829mm W x 1930mm D x 2006mm H (72 in W x 76in D x 79in H)
VersiCoat WT can be configured with Impact, Vortex, Propel, or WideTrack Dual Jet nozzles.
VersiCoat WT System Includes:
- Self-cleaning patented ultrasonic spray nozzle(s) with air shaping
- 60 cm (24 inch) wide adjustable conveyor with speed ranges of either 0-3 or 0.5 to 11 m/min
- Main exhaust port in rear
- Secondary exhaust tubes
- Adjustable spray height
- LCD keypad controller with recipe storage
Sono-Tek is the inventor of the ultrasonic spray nozzle, and has been manufacturing precision ultrasonic spray systems in the U.S. since 1975. The unique atomized spray produced using ultrasonic nozzles results in drastic improvements in spray efficiency. Unlike pressure nozzles, ultrasonic nozzles do not use high pressure to force liquid through a very small orifice. Instead, high frequency vibrations are used to atomize the liquid into uniform, micron sized droplets. For more information about the unique nature of ultrasonic spray, go to http://www.sono-tek.com/how-ultrasonic-nozzles-work/.
One major benefit of ultrasonic spray compared to other application methods is the breakup of agglomerated particles as the suspension travels down the nozzle body. The liquid is subjected to continuous ultrasonic vibrations during the entire spray process, resulting in more efficient, homogeneous deposition of suspensions. The picture on the left illustrates this phenomenon. And since it is a closed spray process there is no concern for open air drying of spray material during the process.