Encore Automation Featherduster Systems use an Ostrich feather roll to statically collect and remove dirt and foreign particles from the surface of parts prior to painting.  Based on the same technology as the Blow-Off machine, the Featherduster System utilizes Ostrich feathers for dirt and foreign particle removal from the surface of the car body.  There are a variety of options on featherduster systems, including:

· Stationary (fixed) or Machine/Robotic.  Machine configurations are of various sizes and complexities

· PC based or PLC based visualization systems

· Clean Wall or In-booth Design

· Vacuum collection and/or booth collection of dirt

Encore has experience with all of the above configurations, and has standard product solutions in all of them.  Some of the features in Encore standard product solutions include:

· All bearings are sealed for life,

· Multi axis servo motors with intelligent drives,

· Integrated resolvers for accurate position feedback

· Monitoring of the de-static bar (+7 Kv),

· PLC based with PC or Panel view  Graphical User Interfaces,

· Roller rotation speed is adjustable (20-80 RPM),

· Overhead beam has collision avoidance photo eyes,

· No compressed air requirements

· Ability to be combined with blowoff systems for more effective cleaning

Encore Automation Blowoff Systems can be provided in a variety of configurations and functionality.  Blowoff systems typically provide air driven at a velocity, and often electrostatically charged, to remove dirt and foreign particles from the surface of parts prior to painting.  There are a variety of options on blowoff systems, including:

· Stationary (fixed) or Machine/Robotic.  Machine configurations are of various sizes and complexities

· High/low volume, high/low velocity air

· Electrostatically charged air or not

· Compressed or fan driven air

· PC based or PLC based visualization systems

· Clean Wall or In-booth Design

· Vacuum collection and/or booth collection of dirt

Blowoff and Featherduster Systems

Blowoff Systems

Encore has experience with all of the above configurations, and has standard product solutions in many of them.

An example of Encore Automation Standard Product Offering is a Blow-Off  System that includes an Overhead Articulating Single Column Tracking for horizontal surfaces and Stand Alone Side Machines, which are typically used for car body blowoff applications.  The machine is controlled by a Rockwell PLC, and can be provided with a PC or Panel View based graphic interface and visualization.

· Fan Driven High Volume-High Velocity

· High Volume-Low Velocity,

· Compressed Air,

· Blow-Vacs,

· Clean Wall or In Booth design,

· Monitoring of the de-static bar (+7Kv),

· All bearings are sealed for life,

· Servo motors with Intelligent drives ,

· Integrated resolvers for accurate position feedback,

· Overhead beam has collision avoidance photo eyes,

As the High Volume Blow-off does not require Compressed air, this equipment reduces the operating cost of Customers.

Single-Column Overhead Blowoff
Featherduster (Tack off) Systems
5-Roll Featherduster featuring Single Column Overhead FeatherdusterEncore Automation

Automatic Tack-off System solutions include five (5) roll modular feather dusters. Blow-off units are available in both compressed air and fan driven, and in fixed and articulating versions. Both the duster and the blow-off use the same modular cabinet enclosure, providing easy and uniform integration into the booth enclosure.  Retrofit of existing machines and systems, as well as new systems are provided.

Blowoff

5-Roll Featherduster featuring Single Column Overhead Featherduster & Pre/Post Blowoff

EncorClean FB—BlowoffEncorClean FR—Robotic Featherduster

EncorClean FR—Robotic Featherduster

EncorClean FB—Blowoff