Dürr adds the EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC to its range of manual spray guns

Less paint consumption: new electrostatic spray gun for a more efficient painting process

Dürr is adding an electrostatic air spray gun (ESTA Gun) to its range of manual spray guns. The new EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC is a more sustainable way of painting, reducing overspray by about 40 percent. The spray gun comes in two versions, with direct or external charging. It is equally suitable for applying solvent and water-based paints, and its ergonomic handle and low weight make for comfortable work, even for extended periods.

The new spray gun is ideal for applications where workpieces, such as tubes, rims, two-wheelers or train parts, are painted manually. The advantage here is the electrostatic charging of the paint and components. Dürr offers the spray gun in two versions: The EcoGun AS MAN DC (direct charging) has an electrode on the spray gun needle, which charges the paint and then applies it to a grounded component. The EcoGun AS MAN EC (external charging) positively charges the paint particles by passing them through an electrostatic field. A negatively charged workpiece then attracts these paint particles.

Low paint consumption and reduced work time

Electrostatics reduce paint consumption because the attraction between the particles and the workpiece results in less overspray during the painting process. As a result, the EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC consumes up to 40 percent less paint than conventional air spray guns, significantly reducing paint consumption costs. Simultaneously, the electrostatic charge accelerates the painting process by creating a so-called wrap-around effect. “The charged paint particles follow the electric field lines. As a result, it even reaches surfaces on the back of the workpiece,” explains Tom Reiner, a Dürr product engineer. 

The maximum charging voltage for Dürr’s new spray gun is -60 kV for the direct charging version and -30 kV for the external charging version, delivering a high level of transfer efficiency. An integrated high-voltage LED indicates the electrostatic voltage state during painting. However, the manual air spray gun can also be used without high voltage and achieves fine atomization and the same precise application in this state.

Design optimized for comfort and functionality

The EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC’s ergonomic handle and low weight make for comfortable work, even for extended periods.

The EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC’s optimized design offers additional comfort and functionality. The handle shape was adapted to the natural shape of the palm for easier and more ergonomic handling and to prevent slipping. The housing is made from composite materials to guarantee low weight and long service life. Additionally, maintenance is simple since the gun consists of just a few individual parts.

From April 9-12, visitors at Dürr’s booth at PaintExpo in Karlsruhe (hall 3, stand 3320) can hold the EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC and learn more about this innovation. The manual spray gun is already available.

About The Dürr Group

The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs approximately 1,400 people. From the Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing, and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions. Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes, while Application Technology provides paint, sealants and adhesives application systems. Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems division is leading in air pollution control, noise abatement systems, and battery electrode coating lines. Dürr has three locations in the US: Dürr Systems, Inc. in Southfield, MI, and De Pere, WI; Durr Universal, Inc. in Stoughton, WI. The subsidiary Schenck USA Corp., with headquarters in Deer Park, NY, and additional locations in Hudson, MA, and Southfield, MI, offers balancing machines, vibration and condition monitoring systems, spin testing and services for the aerospace, automotive and general industry. The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers, as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries like the chemical or wood industry. HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, MI, which is also the base for the sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc. The HOMAG Group produces machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry.

The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with particular expertise in the technology fields of automation, digitalization, and energy efficiency. Its products, systems, and services enable highly efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes – mainly in the automotive industry and for producers of furniture and timber houses, but also in sectors such as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, medical devices, electrical engineering, and battery production In 2023, the company generated sales of €4.6 billion. The Dürr Group has over 20,500 employees and 142 business locations in 32 countries, and it operates in the market with five divisions:

      • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing, and filling technology for the automotive industry
      • Application Technology: robots and products for the automated application of paint, sealants, and adhesives
      • Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, coating systems for battery electrodes, and noise abatement systems
      • Industrial Automation Systems: automated assembly and test systems for automotive components, medical devices, and consumer goods as well as balancing and diagnostic technology
      • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
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