Automated Viscous Liquid Dispensing into Formulation Vessels
paints and coatings: colormatching


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).



“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).


  • Up to 36 formulations per run.
  • The balance moves to the destination, increasing speed, efficiency and accuracy.
  • Balance resolution of 100 µg.
  • 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


paints and coatings: colormatching

  • 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.”