TKS Industrial & our worldwide Taikisha parent company, are pleased to offer our 100% transfer efficiency, minimal-overspray paint applicators for use with robotic paint application systems. Our proprietary technology uses electrostatic atomization and is ideal for coating vehicles in Automotive, Aerospace, Trucking, & Motorcycle paint shops.
TKS offers custom design/build services to integrate our proprietary, automated, 100% transfer, precision paint application system, which can be used in industrial painting systems in the automotive, heavy trucking, aerospace, vehicle, and other industrial manufacturing industries.
In a traditional bell applicator, compressed, dry air is used to atomize the paint particles and "shoot" them towards the target object to be painted.
But in the new TKS i-ESTA 100TE Electrostatic atomization coating system, no compressed air is used for spraying, so no scattering of the paint particles is seen. The paint is pumped to the applicator, and applied via electric force only.
Since there is no airflow around the object, the paint mist particles are not scattered in all directions, and a relatively clean line with 100% coating efficiency may be achieved. A small mask is still needed for dual-color two-tone painting.
This application system is currently limited to metal bodies, due to the electric force needed to attract the paint.
The i-ESTA paint applicator changes the masking requirements from a full-body mask to protection from overspray everywhere, to a very localized mask of 6-8 inches. This new mask requirement will speed up the two-tone paint process and reduced time required to mask each vehicle. A standard two-tone roof and A-pillar would only require masking at the bottom of each A-pillar, for example.
The 100% transfer efficiency (TE) paint applicator completely changes the requirements and specification for a high-volume paint booth. High-downdraft paint booth are no longer needed. Paint overspray capturing scrubbers under the booth are no longer needed, instead just a simple craft paper filter with minimal airflow to capture the reduced VOCs that are released as the paint is drying as the solvents flash off.