IQ-141 - The intelligent rotor spray system.

The Consultex IQ-141 series Rotor Spray System represents a significant advancement in spray application technology. The patented (US Patent 5,795,391 European Patent 0,796,662) Alternating Rotor Technology opens the door to new applications not before possible.

Similar devices had all rotors turning in one direction. This made it necessary for each rotor to have its own window for the liquid to exit the Rotor Carrier. Each window and the distance of the rotor to the substrate had to be precisely calibrated and maintained in order to achieve uniform application.

The Consultex rotor carrier incorporates a single window with an alternating rotor direction. Having a single opening not only allows the rotor carrier to perform more efficiently by increasing the add-on ratio and add-on quantities, it promotes total spray uniformity regardless the distance of the rotor to the substrate.

Due to the increased rotor carrier efficiency, many types of solutions previously unsprayable due to foaming and shearing can now be sprayed.

The IQ-141 Rotor Spray System can be installed to spray onto a substrate regardless of the path orientation,i.e. vertical to horizontal. The IQ-141 product lineoffers two standard rotor spray systems. For water only applications, Consultex offers The IQ Wave. For Chemical applications, the IQ Chemica can be customized to meet individual customer needs.

Consultex IQ-141 Chemica

The IQ-141 Chemica offers the ability to apply low viscosity chemicals to a moving substrate. The Chemica can be customized to better suit the application.

• Customizable Features Value
• Position Indicators for Valve Conformation
• Multiple Pumps with Respective Duplex Filters
• Individual Motor Safety Switches for Power-o Conrformation
• Tank Overow Safety Switch Auto Width Adjustment via Probus Integration
• Heating Elements for Either the Supply Tank or Rotor Carrier
• 316L Stainless Steel
• Teflon Plasma Coated Surfaces to Simplify Cleaning
• Pump Type to Better Accommodate the Application60

Consultex IQ-141 Series

The Consultex IQ-141 series rotor spray system represents a significant advancement in spray application technology. Similar devices had all rotors turning in one direction. This made it necessary for each rotor to have its own window for the liquid to exit the rotor carrier. Each window resulted in a distinct spray pattern requiring the distance of the rotor carrier to the substrate to be precisely calibrated and maintained in order to achieve uniform application.

The Consultex rotor carrier incorporates a single window with an alternating rotor direction. Having a single opening not only allows the rotor carrier to perform more efficiently by increasing the overall spray that makes it to the substrate per revolution (meaning less chemical is obstructed by the window frames), the design does not require precision calibration of machine location relative to the substrate to obtain uniformity. Distance to the substrate can be varied depending on the results the customer may be seeking, such as droplet penetration on porous materials or droplet splatter on non-porous materials.

Due to the number of available adjustments on the IQ-141 design and set up, more chemicals with properties earlier believed to prevent efficient spraying are now cable of being sprayed; chemicals that were previously too problematic due to foaming or shearing out of solids, for instance, are now viable possibilities.

In addition to more specific machine enhancement, overall design such as drain locations, collector tray configuration, and mounting point flexibility allow the IQ-141 to not only spray on vertical substrates, but to also spray on substrates running horizontally (or at any angle between vertical and horizontal).

For water only applications, Consultex offers the IQ Wave, a more economical version that keeps costs down while still offering competent performance. The IQ-141 Chemica includes slightly different construction and materials better suited for long term contact with various chemicals, contains rinse functions for cleaning the system of chemicals and to avoid chemical build-up, and numerous other functions not available on the IQ-141 Wave.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE

• Counter rotating, dual discs for better uniformity and streak prevention
• Specially designed disc surface area to increase droplet size flexibility by varying r.p.m.
• Proprietary nozzle construction ensuring uniform liquid volume to discs
• Design pre-distributes the liquid onto the upper and lower disc
• Liquid not sprayed is recycled via collector tray
• Single window design allows for multiple disc failure without material loss in uniformity

Consultex IQ-141 Wave

The IQ-141 Wave is an economical option designed for water only applications. With most of the functionality of the more optioned Chemica, the Wave offers the end user the ability to program the add-on quantities via a monochrome programmable touch screen HMI. The Wave comes standard with the same flow monitor as the Chemica allowing control of add-on rates at varying line speeds. The System also includes a supply filter and return filter to minimize foreign objects in the system.