Designed by body shop owners for body shop owners!
The next generation.
Although US Autocure systems are designed to meet the needs of the automotive repair industry, the technology has a wide range of applications. US Autocure systems have been designed by a team of engineers and automotive body specialists who understand the needs for the paint service providers.
US Autocure automated industrial systems incorporate a stainless-steel fabricated chassis carrying many forms of industry motors, controls, sensors, IR generating heating elements and optional UV light sources. The systems are designed from the ground up to attain 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.
MADE IN THE USA
US Autocure systems are designed and manufactured in the USA.
• Full and complete vehicle and part coverage
• No sticky tops or rocker panels, full roof, hood, trunk, and bumper coverage
• Accommodates all manner of vehicles and parts
• US-based service support
US Autocure systems are designed to allow autonomous operation, semi-autonomous, or manual control. Operational control is maintained through the interface and can be programmed by the operator or recalled 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 pattern and formulations for the given application. As the carriage moves across the substrate, laser IR sensors record the 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.
CLASS 1, DIV 2 CERTIFIED
US Autocure systems are fully-compliant to US Fire Prevention Standards and have earned Class 1, Div 2 certifications. Compliant US Autocure systems do not require enclosures and can be retrofitted to a wide range of existing spray booths and environments.
Fully-Automatic Digital Robotic System is Artificially Intelligent (AI)
- Advanced system self diagnostic test
- System is self positionally-aware
- 11-point articulation
- Independent movement (top, left, & right)
- Does not require precise center alignment of material
- Precision thermal control “Weather Center”
- The system can be driven from local terminal or from any PC, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
- Operates from iOS, Android, and PC as well as main terminal
- MSA supported: Minimizes downtime and training
The Phoenix is designed by body shop owners for body shop owners
The Phoenix allows shops to increase production without expanding facilities or adding spray booths.
Hiring additional employees in order to increase production is not always an option.
The Phoenix allows shops to increase production with their current workforce.
The Phoenix is designed for the shop owner who understands profit and ROI.
Modular Design allows for expansions to larger heights and widths for installations such as Trucks, Buses, and RV’s.
Free Standing Rail System does not require support from booth wall. Permits fast, safe installation.
Intelligent Actuated IR Elements may be independently controlled: manual, deactivated, or automatic.
Advanced Servo Drive System for accuracy, reliability, and quality. No “homing” required after every operation. Stop, park, and resume from any point on track.
Other IR curing systems are limited by line-of-site restrictions. In other words, IR energy can only travel in a straight line. The Phoenix has been thoughtfully engineered to overcome this limitation.
Actuated IR Elements dynamically “cup” the vehicle and parts to insure no tacky points.
Advanced Surface Mapping Technology (PAT PENDING) provides advanced servo-controlled elements side, front, top, and back are fully covered with equal exposure. The system actuates dynamically to expand and contract for coverage of door tops, rocker panels, top and bottom of free standing parts, bumpers, etc.
Our “flying boom” technology follows the contour of the vehicle
or material keeping ideal IR exposure at all times.
No burns, tacky points, or missed surfaces.
• The system uses advanced diagnostics to allow fast field repairs and software updates, providing ease of service and reduced potential for downtime
• System is Internet-Enabled and will email status to users and USAutoCure in the event of an alarm condition.
• US Auto Cure policy is to provide a maximum 48 hours downtime on failure or we will show up on site to repair. We understand the cost of downtime.
The system monitors substrate (body) IR temperatures with proprietary advanced scanning technology.
Throughout a run, carriage will increase and/or decrease speed to insure precise temperature control.
Thermal measurements are available for review after each run.
The system is “recipe driven.” In other words, both automatic and manual settings can be saved and recalled.
Sophisticated sensors allow the Phoenix to determine substrates and adjust accordingly.
Coverage of bumpers to less than 1 foot of the ground with perfect exposure control.
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Traditional spray booths require long curing cycles. Even at “full cure” vehicles are only around 35-40% cured, increasing the potential for rework and warranty claims.
The Phoenix infrared curing system dramatically reduces cure time and results in a finish that is up to 70-80% cured!
The 3:1 Rule of Gas Catalytic IR Curing
For every three minutes it takes to cure a part in a conventional convection oven, it will require only one minute in a gas catalytic IR oven.
For example, parts that normally take 30 minutes to cure conventionally, only take 10 minutes in a gas catalytic IR oven.
Booth Daily Output
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The US Autocure Phoenix infrared curing system allows you to increase your daily output without expanding facilities, adding a new booth, or increasing personnel.
Paint Booth Daily
Output With Phoenix
50-55” Water Column
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The Phoenix requires 90% less energy to operate compared to a traditional booth
6.5” Water Column
WANT TO LEARN MORE? LET’S GET STARTED.
Gas-catalytic, medium-wave infrared curing is amazing technology that is taking our industry by storm. But the science behind the technology is remarkably easy to understand.
Industrial Finishes & Systems has written a free e-book to help you start with a basic understanding of infrared curing and how it is being applied to collision repair.