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Publication numberUS3884179 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1975
Filing dateFeb 7, 1973
Priority dateOct 8, 1970
Also published asUS3716022, US3828721
Publication numberUS 3884179 A, US 3884179A, US-A-3884179, US3884179 A, US3884179A
InventorsHarry Szczepanski
Original AssigneeHarry Szczepanski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic spray-painting machine
US 3884179 A
Abstract
A conveyor extends into a spray station from an exterior loading station. At least one fixture for supporting a mask and work pieces is engageable with the conveyor for movement into the spray station. The conveyor preferably continues the movement on through the spray station, and out the opposite side, so that the enclosure forming the spray station can be shorter than the length of the fixture assembly in the direction of movement of the conveyor. Space under one side of the conveyor is utilized for mask-washing equipment. Lateral transfer means, together with an elevator system, moves the work support and mask from the conveyor to and through the washing station. A program controller determines the painting cycle according to easily preset adjustments, and spray gun assemblies can be lifted out and installed as a unit for each job set-up. A down-draft ventilation system in the work station accommodates the wide range of painting conditions the machine is capable of handling.
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1451 May 20, 1975 Primary ExaminerJohn P. McIntosh Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Glenn B. Morse [57] ABSTRACT A conveyor extends into a spray station from an exterior loading station. At least one fixture for supporting a mask and work pieces is engageable with the conveyor for movement into the spray station. The conveyor preferably continues the movement on through the spray station, and out the opposite side, so that the enclosure forming the spray station can be shorter than the length of the fixture assembly in the direction of movement of the conveyor. Space under one side of the conveyor is utilized for mask-washing equipment. Lateral transfer means, together with an elevator system, moves the work support and mask from the conveyor to and through the washing station. A program controller determines the painting cycle according to easily preset adjustments, and spray gun assemblies can be lifted out and installed as a unit for each job set-up. A down-draft ventilation system in the work 118/326; 134/68 B050 5/00; B050 11/16 70, DIG. 7, 134; 198/81, 83

AUTOMATIC SPRAY-PAINTING MACHINE Inventor: Harry Szczepanski, 960 Clancy,

N.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503 Filed: Feb. 7, 1973 App]. No.: 330,198

Related US. Application Data Division of Ser. No. 79012, Oct. 8, 1970, Pat. 3,716,022.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification118/70, 118/324, 118/326, 134/68
International ClassificationB05B15/04, B05B15/12
Cooperative ClassificationY10S118/07, B05B15/12, B05B15/04
European ClassificationB05B15/04, B05B15/12