After experiencing repeated problems with the rotating atomizers and electrostatic voltage block with canister technology on the painting robots in its water-based primer line in Slovakia, Kia Zilina has converted to Dürr’s EcoBell2 ICC atomizers with external charging.
According to Dürr, with its atomizer and EcoPump MP dosing pump, color change occurs directly in the atomizer, paint loss during the change is less than 2 ml, and the cost of complex cartridge handling is eliminated. Paint savings is 0.3 kg per car body, and a more homogeneous and higher film thickness is achieved, the company says. Equipment downtimes and maintenance also were decreased.
Editor PickR-M Refinish Paint Featured on Covestro Concept Electric Car
BASF’s R-M brand of refinish paint will be featured at the 2017 European Coatings Show (ECS) on a Covestro concept car, April 4-6, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.