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The byko-drive Auto matic Applicator is an economical film applicator that improves the consistency of draw downs. When more than one operator is drawing down the same coating or ink, the dry film appearance will vary because of different draw down techniques. Draw down speed and pressure on the applicator tool will impact the result. Film thickness, gloss, opacity, and color can vary with differing draw down techniques.
The byko-drive is available with a vacuum plate or glass plate with clamp. Applicator bars, U-shaped bars, applicator frames, film casting knifes, and wire-wound rods are acceptable applicators. The byko-drive has a compact design consisting of a light-weight aluminum chassis and impact resistant thermo-plastic cover.
The byko-drive has two user selectable speeds:
|Voltage||100 - 240 V/50 - 60 Hz|
|Traverse speeds||10 mm/sec or 1 in/sec|
|Traverse speed accuracy||±5%|
|Wire bar diameter limits||6 - 19 mm (0.25 - 0.75 in)|
|Wire bar test length maximum||406 mm (16 in)|
|Stroke length||25 - 235 mm (1 - 9.25 in)|
|Weight||6 kg (13 lbs)|
|Test panel size maximum||229 x 305 mm (9 x 12 in)|
|Dimensions||365 x 229 x 127 mm (14.38 x 9 x 5 in)|