The system

The entire production cycle is fully automated.

The entire production is controlled by one operator at a central Control Console, that executes a cycle in four minutes.

The production process takes place in a central water tank, with the water held at a controlled temperature. The roll of film is drawn out and cut, then transported and carefully placed on the water's surface. After a number of simple preparation phases, the products, attached to a frame and to a robotic arm, are immersed into the water. In just a few seconds, the pattern adheres to the surface of the object, without generating additional width. The parts are then conveyed into a wash tunnel to remove any film residue.

Once clean and dry, a protective clearcoat is applied using conventional painting techniques.

Technical description

• Dimensions: 25.0 x 6.0 metres

• Operational clearance height: 5.0 metres

• Water tank dimensions: 3.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 metres                                                     

• Film reel length: 1.0 x 1,000 metres

• Work cycles T: 4’ per dip/decoration cycle                           

• Decoration/hour capacity: 45.0 square metres/hour

From water, a technology with low environmental impact