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Product Details - Photovoltaic Thin Film Spray Coating Line
Argus 9524S Single-Sided HVLP Spray Unit
Applications include spraying primary resist, cadmium chloride, copper acetate, and several other sprayable chemistries used for solar panel processes. The 9524S can spray solar panels ranging from 6 to 24 inches wide with an optional maximum width of 26.5 inches. Panels of any length are coated precisely, with controlled thickness and uniform coverage. The wide operation window, user-friendly touch screen interface, and simplicity of access for cleaning and maintenance make the Argus 9524S Single-Sided HVLP Spray Unit an excellent choice for Thin Film Coating.

Argus International's spray technology has been proven by our customer base to be superior to other methods of spray coating applications. A single traversing spray head enhances efficiency by reducing setup time and machine maintenance. High Viscosity Low Pressure (HVLP) Heated Gun Technology allows use of high-solids for increased efficiency, less material waste, and minimized environmental impact.
Key Benefits:
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Argus International has Provided Spray Equipment to Customers Around the World for a Variety of Applications.
Now, Solar Panel Manufacturers Turn to Argus for Thin Film Spray Technology.
The Argus 9524S Single-Sided HVLP Spray Unit utilizes advanced spray technology to apply uniform coatings to solar panels. This is accomplished by sweeping the heated gun across the solar panel at high speeds as the solar panel passes through the spray chamber on a continuously moving edge-contact conveyor. This provides an efficient, reliable system which minimizes over-spray and produces a continuous, conveyorized throughput of the coated solar panels.
Argus 9524S Single-Sided HVLP Spray Unit
Function
Thin Film Spray Coating System
Major Features
Panel Size
Oven Intergration
Integrates with Argus 9724 Cross-Convection IR Drying Ovens
 Precise Heated Spray Gun Control and Technology
Single Spray Head for Uniform Spray Control - No Multiple Gun Ballancing
Minimal Overspray for Less Material Waste
Precise Thin Film Spray Coating Control on Any Surface
Exhaust Flows in Direction of Spray for Optimal Spray Efficiency
Rugged Conveyor Designed to Withstand and Convey Heavy Materials
10.4" [264mm] Diagonal Operator Touch Screen Command Interface
Built-in Window Ports on Both Sides to View Spraying Process
Easy Accessibility of Parts for Convenience in Cleaning and Maintenance
6" to 24" [150mm to 600mm] Wide by Any Supported Length
Optionally up to 26.5" [670mm]Wide per Customer 's Request
Heated Spray Gun Technology has improved the ability of HVLP systems by reducing the usage of solvent as a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) component.

Settings are retained for stable processes even with operational stops or unexpected interruptions.

Auto-Mode feature for automated controlled horizontal production lines.

Typical spray operation will provide 140 to 150 square feet [13 to 14 square meters] of a 1 mil thick dry coating per kilogram of spray material; this easily equals or exceeds the efficiency and economy of other methods of application.

Simplicity of setup, speed of operation and uniformity of performance are supported by the single spray gun system. The 9524S is not subject to multiple gun spacing, placement, adjustment and pattern problems that can lead to inconsistent coating thickness. Our HVLP conveyorized spray does not require ultrasonic atomization.

English Language with English Units comes standard with the touch screen controls. Upon customer's request, English Language with Metric Units is available as an option, and a secondary language can be installed with English Language with Metric Units; such as, Chinese, Danish, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Other secondary languages can be available upon customer's request.

Machine can be CE compliant upon customer's request.
9724 Cross-Convection IR Drying Oven
Please contact Argus International to confidentially discuss your production plans.
Argus International spray technology has been proven superior to other methods. Our primary goal was to produce a spray system and a drying oven which could be linked through compatible conveyor systems to form a time and labor-efficient unit and to eliminate the handling of wet panels. A single, traversing spray head also increases efficiency by reducing setup time, and decreasing both machine cost and maintenance. HVLP-Heated Gun Technology allows use of high-solids for spraying for increased efficiency and minimized environmental impact.

Argus drying technology provides a major breakthrough in reduction of drying time. Typical convection systems require 35 to 45 minutes to dry coatings; the 9724 3 Zone Drying Oven reduces it to 3 or 4 minutes, and 9724 5 Zone Drying Oven reduces it to 6 or 7 minutes.
The 9724 IR Drying Oven is designed to quickly and efficiently dry thin-coated solar panels. The unit consists of three individually controlled long-wave infrared heater zones, a forced-air circulation system, and a conveyor to move the boards through the oven. This highly innovative technology, developed by Argus International, provides a breakthrough in significantly reducing the drying time of coated solar panels. While convection-only ovens rely on air to transfer heat, the 9724 directly heats the panel with IR radiation and provides forced air circulation. This technique lowers the normal drying time from 35-45 minutes to 3-4 minutes, which represents about a 1200% improvement in drying efficiency!
Argus 9724 Cross-Convection IR Drying Oven
Function
Three Zone IR Drying Oven
Major Features
Panel Size
Spray Intergration
Integrates with Argus 9524S Single-Side Thin Film Spray Coating Unit
6" to 24" [150mm to 600mm] Wide by Any Supported Length
Can Handle up to 26.5" [670mm] Wide
Key Benefits:
Traditional convection ovens use electric coils to heat the air; the air moves around and heats the coating; eventually the coating heats the substrate. Once the substrate gets hot enough to not heatsink the coating, the coating dries from the outside.

The Argus IR Drying Oven employs 5 to 8 micron IR emitters that directly transmit energy to the densest material, in this case the solar panel. Some residual heating occurs because the air and coating are between the emitter and the solar panel, but the bulk of the energy is absorbed by the panel. This means that the coating predominantly dries from the inside; that is, the junction between the solar panel and the coating, thus increasing the drying rate while reducing skin formation and solvent retention. Forced air circulation in the 9724 then rapidly removes the evaporated solvent from the solar panel surface.

The real benefit to acquiring the complete 9000 Thin Film Coating System is that it allows the machines to be linked together so that application becomes a load-unload operation, without handling of wet panels. By placing equipment end to end, boards may be loaded at the entrance of the 9524S Spray Unit and removed at the exit of the 9724 Drying Oven just minutes later, fully coated and dried.

With the PC9000 System, conveyor speeds of 4 feet per minute gives excellent production rates and provides economic benefits.

Optional additional set of two heater zones to form a 5 Zone Drying Oven.

English Language with English Units comes standard with the touch screen controls. Upon customer's request, English Language with Metric Units is available as an option, and a secondary language can be installed with English Language with Metric Units; such as, Chinese, Danish, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Other secondary languages can be available upon customer's request.

Machine can be CE compliant upon customer's request.
Please contact Argus International to confidentially discuss your production plans.
Five Zone IR Drying Oven
Under 4 Minutes Drying Time
Under 7 Minutes Drying Time
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