AN AMERICAN MADE AUTOMATED PAINT CURING SYSTEM

INFRARED CURING
The Phoenix 1000 is a paint curing machine that is designed to meet the needs of the automotive repair industry. It has been designed by a team of engineers and automotive body specialists who understand the needs for the paint service providers.  

In turn, the Phoenix 1000 is an automated industrial machine with a stainless steel fabricated chassis carrying many forms of industry motors, controls, sensors, IR generating heating elements and optional UV light sources. The system design is a ground up design based for compliance to the requirements set forth by NFPA standards 33 (Paint Booths), 86 (Ovens and Furnaces), and 70 (National Electric Code).  The machine will carry the CE and ATEX (Directive 94/9/EC) stamps for Hazardous Location (HazLoc) compliance as well as UL. Where possible, it has been designed to leverage commercial individually rated components with a classification of Class 1, Division 2. The short term intent is to have the Phoenix 1000 tested and certified to this classification standard.  USAutoCure is working throughout the design with CertifiGroup Inc. to insure end compliance and certification under MET Labs.

AUTONOMOUS POSITIONING

The Phoenix 1000 is designed to scan the surfaces of the subject automobile or parts located within operating area using scanning laser distance sensors. The data provided allows the machine to calculate and self-learn through a series of installed programs.

The scanned surface is analyzed and used to set the vertical distance for the flying curtain on top, then set the angle of flight for the curtain. The left, right, and top trajectories for the distance of the elements off the material are fully independent. Gas catalytic heaters are then articulated by the machine carriage around subject parts or vehicle. Upon completion, a report can be generated

HUMAN INTERFACE

The Phoenix 1000 is designed to allow autonomous operation, semi-autonomous, or manual. The control of operation is maintained through the HMI and can be programmed in by the operator or called up as a previously defined recipe. The user has manual control over surface temperature, panel angles, tracking speed, and optimum surface temperature.

SPEED + ENERGY CONTROL

Speed and light exposure are controlled by either values programmed manually by the operator, or by the recipe for the given paint in use. As the carriage moves across the car, laser IR sensors record the substrate temperature of the material. The carriage speed is automatically controlled to maintain the optimum temperature. Optimum temperature for the substrate is approximately 205 degrees Fahrenheit, but optimum exposure to IR will be dependent on the paint selected. IR exposure will be measured in a relative scale to the sensor used.

FINANCING

Financing is offered to qualified business partners and made available through Bank of the West Equipment Finance, BNP Paribas Group. Rates are calculated based on minimum finance amount with $1 purchase option at end of term. Competitive pricing programs fall between $3k-$5k based on machine and options purchased. Contact U.S. Autocure representative for further details.