EcoDry X sets the standard for semi-automatic systems
Dürr rounds off its range of dry paint overspray separation Systems
Bietigheim-Bissingen, January 16, 2017 – Manual, cost-effective, simple – Dürr has rounded off its range of dry paint overspray separation systems with the new EcoDry X filter system. EcoDry X is the counterpart to the established, fully automatic EcoDryScrubber. Dürr's product family permits differentiated technical solutions in automotive serial painting, from semi-automatic to fully automatic.
EcoDry X is a multi-stage, easy-to-handle filter system. It comprises a filter trolley with six filter boxes and downstream pocket filters as the second filter stage. The disposable filter boxes made of cardboard can be quickly and easily replaced using the filter trolleys, if necessary even while production is underway.
The system automatically indicates when the cardboard filters are saturated via a visualization on the control panel. If the filters need to be changed, the filter trolley with the saturated filter boxes is manually undocked and will be replaced by a prepared trolley with fresh filters. The saturated cardboard filters can then be conveniently disposed of in containers in a ventilated preparation area. Replacement takes just a few minutes, and production can run unaffected in parallel.
EcoDry X with its proprietary Dürr filter box sets the standard for semi-automatic separation systems when it comes to separation capacity and filter costs. This is thanks to the technology used, which is based on filtration rather than impact separation. This also addresses the fact that each paint exhibits discrete separation behavior that influences the amount of overspray produced. Users do not have to purchase filter boxes as consumables from Dürr. The trolleys are standardized so they can also be equipped with filter boxes from third-party manufacturers.
EcoDry X is suitable for green-field and brown-field plants. The new filter system, which has only recently come onto the market, can also be easily and reliably operated by personnel with just a limited amount of training. The first plant, designed for painting car bodies using a primer, base, and clear coat process, is being used by car manufacturer Mahindra in its plant to the south east of Mumbai.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with outstanding automation expertise. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies not only the automotive industry but also other sectors such as the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and – since the takeover of HOMAG Group AG in October 2014 – the woodworking industry. Dürr has 92 business locations in 28 countries. With just under 15,000 employees, the Group generated sales revenues of € 3.77 billion in 2015. The Group operates in the market via five divisions:
- Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
- Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
- Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
- Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
- Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry