FORMAX PAINTS AND COATINGS

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

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“All in One” or “One by One”

Workstation / Module / connected with shuttles solutions

The FORMAX PAINTS AND COATINGS is a modular robotic platform enabling automated high quality formulations for paints and coatings. It has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to modify and / or add new tools, racks, vessels / blenders, application and testing tools at any time even after your system has been installed (choice of up to 60 tool-features).

Benefits

  • Up to 36 formulations per run.
  • The balance moves to the destination, increasing speed, efficiency and accuracy.
  • Balance resolution of 0.1 mg.
  • Large dispensing range, from a few mg up to several grams.
  • Tools can be combined together to accommodate multiple workflows.
  • Gravimetric solid and viscous liquid dispensing.
  • 4-Needle Head for volumetric liquid handling and sampling.
  • Continuous real-time monitoring and control of all formulation parameters, including internal and jacket temperature, shear rate and viscosity, scraping speed, reflux and pH in an inert atmosphere if desired.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or virtually any other software.
  • Dispensed amount, time and other data are stored in a read only log file.

Example Formulation Workflow of Paints and Coatings

FORMAX PAINTS AND COATINGS workflow

Chemspeed paints and coatings

  • Faster time to market (increased speed, efficiency and productivity of R&D activities)
  • Better and faster analysis of the raw material and formulation process space.
  • Full traceability an reproducibility.
  • Decreased cost per experiment.
  • Market proven scaleability.


Available upgrade options:

  • Many tools, including precision formulation vessels and storage / ageing dispensing cartridges are optionally available as disposables.
  • Formulation adjustment and analysis module: viscosity measurement / adjustment.
  • Pre-formulation vessels and sample preparation accessories: racks (heatable stirred, stock solution etc.); solvent reservoirs; disposable (process) vials; microplate holders.

Customer testimonial

“The proven productivity speeds up product developments to a factor of 5 with only 1/4 of the FORMAX’ full capacity.”