Semi-Automatic Screen Coater Adds Power, Digital Voltmeter, Universal Clamp
ALLENTOWN, PA — Less than one year since its introduction, the Vastex C-1000 Semi-Automatic Screen Coater has been upgraded as standard with a digital voltmeter that allows the operator to easily dial in a specific coating speed based on the voltage reading for consistent, repeatable results, according to Mark Vasilantone, president.
Also new is a redesigned top screen clamp that can accommodate screens as small as 10 in. (25 cm) and up to 36 in. (90 cm) in height with virtually no width limitation, for greater design flexibility. The spring-loaded clamp securely holds wood, aluminum and retensionable frames up to 11 lbs (5 kg).
The new Screen Coater is also equipped as standard with a larger and more powerful motor that provides smoother motion and handles heavier screens.
The screen coater functions by causing the screen to descend at a steady rate using a foot pedal control, allowing a scoop coater to be held more steadily with two hands than possible with one-handed manual methods.
The rate at which the screen travels during the downward coating stroke can be adjusted according to emulsion viscosity, screen mesh and emulsion thickness to output as many as 50 screens per hour, each with three coats of emulsion.
According to Vasilantone, uniform application of emulsions can overcome blotchy screen exposures and inconsistent ink deposition, allowing screen printers of every type and size to boost quality, cut rejects and save time at low cost.
The wall-mount design saves floor space and is available in 110- or 240-volt models.