BYK Additives & Instruments

Automatic Film Applicators

Automatic Film Applicator

An automatic film applicator improves the consistency of a drawdown. When more than one operator is drawing down the same coating or ink, the dry film appearance will vary because of different drawdown techniques. Drawdown speed and pressure on the applicator tool will impact the results. Film thickness, gloss, opacity, and color can vary with differing film applicator techniques. BYK-Gardner offers a large selection of automatic film applicators. The film applicators can accommodate virtually all drawdown chart sizes, applicator bars or wire-wound rods. Film applicators are available with vacuum plates or clip board designs.

Automatic Film Applicator L

Automatic Film Applicator S

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The Automatic Film Applicator L has a large vacuum plate surface to accommodate all drawdown chart sizes.
The Automatic Film Applicator S has clipboard size platform that will accommodate most drawdown chart sizes.
The byko-drive Automatic Film Applicator is a versatile, economically priced model that comes with a vacuum plate or glass clipboard versions.
  • User selectable speeds from 50 to 500 mm/sec
  • Real time display of applicator speed
  • Built in vacuum plate and vacuum pump
  • Two stroke lengths settings
  • User selectable speed from 50 – 500 mm/sec
  • Small footprint to save on counter space
  • Real time display of the applicator speed
  • Will work with virtually all applicator bars and wire rods
  • User selectable start and stop positions to accommodate different size charts
  • Small footprint to save on counter space
  • Drip pan for faster cleanup
  • Easy to operate user controls
  • Prices and Products
  • 2101
    Automatic Film Applicator L
  • Comes complete with
  • Automatic Film Applicator
    Vacuum plate
    Built-in vacuum pump
    Clamp for sample holding
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 2113
    Weight Kit, for 2101/2105
    2430
    Wire-wound Rod Adapter
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 823
  • Prices and Products
  • 2105
    Automatic Film Applicator S
  • Comes complete with
  • Small Automatic Film Applicator
    Rubber mat and clamp for sample holding
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 2113
    Weight Set, for 2101, 2105
    Information: Consists of weight holder, weight, and bracket clamp. Total weight 1361 gm (3 lbs), :
    2430
    Wire-wound Rod Adapter
    Information: Required to fit Wire Rods 2419 - 2428 onto 2101 & 2105 Automatic Film Applicators, sold as a pair.
  • Prices and Products
  • 2121
    byko-drive V
    with vacuum plate
    2122
    byko-drive G
    with glass plate
    and clamp
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-drive
    Weight-bar fixture (2123)
    External power supply
    Drip pan
    Instruction manual
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 3877
    Vacuum Pump 230 V

    3879
    Vacuum Pump 115 V

    3876
    Vacuum Plate S
    2123
    Weight Bar 1, for 2121/2122
    2128
    Weight Bar 2, for 2121/2122
    2129
    Weight Bar 3, for 2121/2122
    2124
    Power supply, for 2121/2122
    2125
    Drip pan, for 2121/2122
    2127
    Glass plate + clamp, for 2122
    2126
    O-ring Set (10 pcs), for 2121/2122
    2130
    Long Push Arm, pair, Adjustable gap