According to the company, the field-proven AutoTracker™ 2.0 programmable logic control (PLC) will automate standard booth components to provide consistent, quality powder coating. The system’s photo cell or light curtain is said to provide incoming part recognition, automatically triggering guns on and off as needed (and optionally moving them in and out) for accurate, repeatable results and reduced scrap. More consistent film builds are said to improve finish quality, meeting tighter tolerances and minimizing overspray and edge build-up. The system’s automatic line purging is designed to eliminate powder bursts when guns trigger on. An available “part recipe” system automatically adjusts optional analog powder delivery controls and are reported to optimize gun current, voltage, air mix, flow rate, and other settings for each application style. The system monitors powder and booth system functions and identifies motor overloads, filter status, compressed air quality, and powder reclamation and reprocessing factors. Automated controls yield increased efficiency, even with frequent changes in part configurations.
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