Modeling of electrostatic bell sprayers
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Electrostatic painting systems are commonly used in the automotive industry. They achieve significant saving in paint material (50–85% transfer efficiency). The electrostatic attraction of the coated material is greater on the outer edges, thus causing a heavier buildup on the rim than in the center. This excess buildup can however be controlled by appropriate application methods. For general overview of electrostatic spray painting see .
KeywordsPaint Particle Ford Motor Company Control Ring Corona Charge Electrostatic Spray
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