The Model FL

The Model FL Flame Treatment Machine provides uniform 360 degree surface treatment to your cylindrical products in a compact and affordable package. Universal hold down for your products through the vacuum system. Burner features angular and height adjustment.

Description

The Model FL (U.S. Patent# 6,397,491 B1) is a versatile workhorse of flame treatment systems, providing dozens of standard features to simplify your process while providing exceptional flame treatment to a wide variety of cylindrical products. With a simple loading station to place your product in the machine, revolving platens rotate your product beginning at an indexed 12 o’clock position and continue rotating as it exits the flame station, providing complete 360° exposure. The flame seam is precisely blended for even distribution to the entire circumference of your product.

The Model FL incorporates universal tooling making it simple to treat products of different shapes and sizes at the same time. With an adjustable Geneva drive mechanism, and platens with optimum vacuum force to hold your substrate firmly in place, this superior flame treatment machine accommodates mugs, glasses, drinkware and glassware of various diameters without the need of special tooling.

 

Engineering Features

  • Part flexibility for cylindrical and irregular shaped items. Sizes from ball point pen barrels to gallon containers.
  • Height and angular adjustment for burner.
  • Overload clutch.
  • Machine control technique entirely eliminates the problem of electrical component obsolescence.
  • Geneva indexer provides harmonic (smooth acceleration and deceleration) dial motion.
  • Entire print area is rotated 360 degrees through the flame to maximize adhesion. Uniformity of treatment is guaranteed.
  • Rotating through the flame allows for the fastest cycling time while ensuring thorough, consistent treating.
  • Once parts are loaded, no rollers, belts, or escapements adjust. Changeover from one part to the next can’t get any easier.
  • Whether promoting adhesion for UV inks, coatings, or adhesives, the flame treatment system allows adjustment of indexing and rotation speed as well as flame height.
  • Compact design.
  • Affordable price.

Standard Features

  • Incorporates an 8 station Geneva Drive
  • Automatic unload – Consists of mechanical eject of parts
  • Number of stations – 8
  • Adjustable flame burner – 12″ (304 mm)
  • Platen diameter – 6″ (152 mm)
  • Rotary dial diameter – 32″ (813 mm)
  • Input power – 115 VAC
  • Fuel – Natural Gas or Propane (please specify at time of order), tank not included
  • Exhaust hood
  • Compressed air (80 psi) required for automatic unloader
  • Heavy duty locking casters

Typical Applications

  • Mugs
  • Pint Glasses
  • Growlers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Glassware
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Drinkware