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Huco Dynatork Piston Air Motors for Paint Agitator Systems
Autoquip Inc., a leading source of paint finishing equipment and services, provides
robotic and automation systems for liquid paint spraying. Autoquip incorporates
Huco Dynatork piston air motors, rather than industry standard vane motors, into
its systems because the air motor technology lends itself so well to the company’s
proven flow control techniques.
As Autoquip’s Mike Elberson confirms, “By including the Huco Dynatork product,
we can substantially reduce compressed air usage and ensure constant rpm of the
agitator blade.” The result is better surface finish and lower running costs. As Mike
explains, “Historically a vane motor has been used as the means to agitate paint
and keep solids in suspension. But one of the main drawbacks of this type of
motor is that it has low torque at low rpm.” Based on 85% compressor efficiency
the daily cost with a vane motor is $5.50 - $6.75. By including the Huco self lubricating
piston air motor, paint spraying systems cost just $.85 per day to run.
The agitation system is also far less cumbersome as the air motor naturally
provides high torque at low speed, negating the need for a geared transmission.
It is also much quieter in operation and, thanks to its dedicated controller, the air
motor also ensures process consistency. Additionally agitators often operate within
an enclosed system where it is impossible to see the blade and determine the
speed. Patented Huco Dynatork dual-mode air flow controllers are also utilized to
provide more consistent speed regardless of mixing torque.
- Speed range: 150-700 rpm
- 87 in.lb. (9.8 Nm) torque at
- Unique free-floating piston
design provides precise
- Uses 80% less air
compared to vane motors