New industrial dyeing machine

eCOLOR Type 1/350/1

CIPRES introduces an industrial coloring unit for the coloring of laser sintered nylon parts

CIPRES presents at Formnext 2018 an industrial dyeing machine eCOLOR Type 1/350/1 for Additive Manufactured serial parts made of polymer materials

Hand in hand with CIPRES GmbH and Thies GmbH & Co. focused on the production of a dyeing machine for the treatment of additive manufactured polyamide components. Thies has developed a highly productive, industrial machine named eCOLOR Type 1/350/1.

eCOLOR has been developed for the treatment of Additive Manufactured parts, e.g. serial components, spare parts and/ or functional prototypes. It offers excellent dyeing results at highest productivity and reproducibility rates.

The dyeing machine is able to run at operating temperatures of up to 140 °C and at maximum 5bar operating pressure. With a packing diameter of 310 mm and packing height of 500 mm, the basic machine is designed to cover standard production capacities up to 37 liters. eCOLOR is further equipped with a flexible loading system for small (8 ltr.), medium (19 ltr.) or large (31 ltr.) batch sizes. Optimizing all stages of the dyeing process, including pre- and post- treatments, the frequency inverter driven pump allows an accurate and economic adjustment of the liquor flow as well as of the flow direction (in/out – out/in).

eCOLOR processes on an industrial scale with perfect process reliability as the machine is equipped with a state-of the art controller to monitor each step of the operation. With the user- friendly control software reproducible and constant dyeing results can be achieved. Then, each process step can be exactly defined and optimized according to the individual technical and/ or application- oriented needs.

Aiming for a high reproducibility as well as for a reduction of the operating costs and the environmental impact, dyes and chemicals can be precisely adapted. Thies machines are manufactured to comply with pressure vessel codes and safety regulations of the operating sites, e.g. DGRL, ASME, etc.

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