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byko-drive XL Automatic Film Applicator

Standards: ASTM D823, D4147 and ISO 11998

For Large Format Needs

The byko-drive XL Automatic Film Applicator has the most flexible design to perform drawdowns of coatings and inks. The dry film appearance is impacted by drawdown speed and pressure on the applicator tool. A programmable speed control from 5 - 500 mm/sec. in 1 mm/sec. increments is standard. Interchangeable weights apply pressure across the entire length of the applicator for a consistent film thickness. The push bar is designed to accommodate a wide variation in wire-rod sizes, applicator bars, applicator frames, and film casting knives.

Why use an Automatic FIlm Applicator / Drawdown Machine?

byko-drive XL Automatic Film Applicator


The touchscreen display makes it easy to program the operating parameters: traverse speed, start position, and stroke length. There are six memory locations to save routine settings. The byko-drive XL has vacuum plate and glass plate platform versions. The vacuum plate and glass plates are user interchangeable for labs that need both platforms.
  • Adjustable push-bar gap clearance for thicker substrates or large height applicators
  • Built in vacuum pump with 2 zone vacuum plate (for DP-B2131)
  • User definable start position and stroke length to accommodate all drawdown chart sizes
  • Weight bar options to change the downward force onto the applicator
  • Two year warranty
  • CE/UL/CSA certified
  • 8 selectable languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
  • Metric and English unit scales engraved on vacuum plate to easily set start position and stroke length
  • Convenient applicator storage shelf
  • Switchable between metric and English units
  • Vacuum plate can be used with an external vacuum source
  • Light weight design
  • Can accommodate virtually all applicators and wire-wound rods without additional hardware
  • Drip pan for easy clean-up
  • Programmable speeds from 5 - 500 mm/second

Technical Data

Technical Data
Traverse Speed: 0.2 - 19.6 in/s (5 - 500 mm/s)
Traverse Speed Accuracy: 1% of set speed
Speed Display Resolution: 0.10 in (1 mm)
Wire Bar Diameter Maximum: 0.6 in (15 mm)
Wire Bar Length Maximum: 24 in (600 mm)
Test Panel Size Maximum: 11.2x 17.2 in (285 x 438 mm)
Stroke Length Maximum: 15.0 in (380 mm)
Set-up Memory: 6
Gap Clearance Between Push-Bar & Plate: 0.08 - 1.54 in (2 - 39 mm)
Push-bar Weight: 500 grams (up to 1500 grams with optional weights)
Maximum Vacuum (DP-B2131 only): 0.67 bar (20 inHg)
Vacuum Zones: 2
Voltage: 100 - 240VAC/50-60 Hz
Dimensions: 24.0 x 17.5 x 8.0 in (610 x 445 x 204 mm)
Weight: 37.4 lb (17 kg)
Vacuum Plate Technical Data
Vacuum Plate Top: Solid Aluminum with 273 x 0.06 inch diameter holes
Vacuum Pump Connection: Two zones (small for 7.5 x 10 charts and full for 12 x 18 for large charts), two brass barbed fittings supplied, plastic barbed Y fitting supplied
DImensions: 18 (L) x 12 (W) x 1 (H) inches

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Prices listed in US dollars and subject to change    For more info Contact Us or call 954-946-9454    Request a Quote
Item Number Item Prices

byko-drive XL with built in vacuum pump, Weight bar (500g), External power supply, Drip pan, Instructions, 2-year warranty
DP-B2131 byko-drive XL, V with vacuum plate $7,995.00
DP-B2132 byko-drive XL, G with glass plate 7,995.00
DP-B2133 Vacuum Plate, XL 1,225.00
DP-B2134 Glass Plate, XL 1,225.00
DP-B2135 Push-bar weight, 500 grams 200.00
DP-B2136 Push-bar weight, 1000 grams 275.00
DP-B2137 Drip Pan, XL 200.00
DP-B2138 Screen Protector 40.00


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