byko-drive XL – Automatic Film Applicator with the most flexible design to perform drawdowns of coating and inks Reply

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the bykodrive XL Automatic Film Applicator.

Dry film appearance is influenced by drawdown speed and pressure applied to drawdown applicator.  The byko-drive XL offers precise speed and pressure control to produce consist drawdown results.  Two models are available: one designed with a vacuum plate or another model with a glass plate.  The byko-drive XL is an international testing device with universal power supply, 8 selectable menu languages, measurement units in metric or English scale, and CE/UL/CSA certification. 
A wide range of drawdown speeds from 5 – 500 mm/sec are available. User selectable start position and stroke length to accommodate large to small drawdown charts is standard.  The touchscreen display makes it easy to program the operating setting and save them in the applicator’s memory.  The push bar assembly can accommodate a majority of applicator bar and wire-wound rod designs.  Additional weights are available to increase the pressure onto the applicator. The push bar is height adjustable for thick substrates. The byko-drive XL vacuum plate model has a built-in vacuum pump with a two zone vacuum controls.

BYK-Gardner offers a two year warranty. Service and technical support is available at all our office locations and primary distribution channels.

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