automated drawdown


Automated Film Applicator for Repeatable and Reproducible Draw-down of Inks, Paints, Coatings, Battery Pastes and Adhesives


“All In One” or “One By One”

Automated high-throughput and high-output workflow solutions for standardized and accelerated paints and coatings product development. From single workstations up to unrestricted combination of sequential and parallel processing (object oriented workflow design).

Workstation / Module / connected with shuttles solutions

Module based solution

Design your automated laboratory

Connect your modules with robots

Execute and control

Automatic draw-down of inks, paints, coatings, battery pastes and adhesives.

The FILMAX is a modular stand-alone station enabling automated high-throughput formulated paints and coatings application workflows in the paints & coatings, battery and cosmetics industries. It has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to modify and / or add additional testing tools or to integrate it into a fully automated formulation development workflow solution.

Key Features

  • Fully automated draw-down coating.
  • Wide range of substrates and (semi-) disposable draw-down bars.
  • Substrates, draw-down bars and samples are stored on the station.
  • Disposable screw draw-down.
  • Variety of film thicknesses possible > 5 μm.
  • Controlled speed and pressure ensure repeatable results.
  • Standard coating speeds infinitely variable between 5 – 500 mm / s.
  • Easy to use drag-and-drop software.
  • Can be upgraded to a complete formulation – application – testing workflow.


Customer testimonial

“The fully automated film applicator allows for the greatest degree of reliability of draw-downs for quality testing. Fast results with throughput up to 720 individual draw-downs per day.”