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Datacolor - Automated Recipe Dispensing System - Autolab TF

Automated recipe dispensing system

Datacolor automated dispensing system dispenses a wide range of solutions for textile exhaust and continuous dyeing, textile printing, floor covering, pigment industries and more. Datacolor AUTOLAB® Laboratory Dispenser Series gives you the speed, precision and flexibility to provide accurate and repeatable recipes.

Autolab TF – Accurate dye recipes dispensed quickly, guaranteeing optimized lab productivity & elimination of costly re-dyes resulting from operator errors.

Productivity
Wide range of solution bottle options that meet the needs of every dye lab. System can virtually run non-stop thanks to auto-feeding conveyor systems. State-of-the-art robotic X-Y-Z mechanism delivers fast, reliable and precise results. Effectiveness of the system is enhanced through specially designed “calibration-free” injectors, dispensing water and chemicals into more than one dye pot simultaneously.

Flexibility
Datacolor Autolab can dispense a wide range of viscosities making the system suitable for multiple applications: exhaust and continuous dyeing, textile printing, floor covering, pigment industries and many more.

Repeatability
The “Tube-Free” design and constant solution agitation guarantee the highest level of repeatable results. Automated gravimetric dispensing provides full traceability for each solution dispensed. The Autolab SPS system ensures solution preparation accuracy and exact concentration data. Networked to the dispenser database for added recipe dispense accuracy.

Confidence
As the market leader in laboratory dispensing for more than 20 years, Datacolor Autolab ensures seamless recipe transfer and fast dispensing throughput within the laboratory workflow process.

 

What you get
Autolab TF

Datacolor Autolab TF includes:

  • Dispenser System Complete
  • Solution Bottles
  • Dispense Injectors
  • Dispense Scales
  • Dyepot Trays
  • Autolab dispense software
  • Installation and User Manuals
  • Installation Hardware Kit
  • Ready Spare Parts Kit

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-40 dispenser

  • 40 solution bottles
  • 40 injectors
  • No dedicated chemical bottles (need to use
  • standard injector bottle positions)
  • Single dispense scale
  • Simultaneous volumetric dispense of water into three dyepots at same time
  • Auto loading/unloading of dyepot tray
  • Dispenses six recipes at a time (one tray)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-80 dispenser

  • 80 solution bottles
  • 80 injectors
  • No dedicated chemical bottles (need to
  • Use standard injector bottle positions)
  • Uses two dispense scales
  • Simultaneous volumetric dispense of water into three dyepots at same time
  • Auto loading/unloading of dyepot trays
  • Dispenses 12 recipes at a time (two trays)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-88

  • 80 solution bottles
  • 80 injectors
  • Seven chemicals with 5-litre auto-refill
  • In-feed/out-feed auto load conveyor
  • Single dispense scale
  • Simultaneous dispense of water into two dyepots at same time
  • Separate area for gravimetric dispense of dye solutions and volumetric area for dispensing of water/chemicals
  • Dispense up to 30 recipes at a time (five trays)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-120

  • 120 solution bottles
  • 120 injectors
  • No dedicated chemical bottles (need to use standard injector bottle positions)
  • Uses 2 dispense scales
  • Simultaneous volumetric dispense of water into three dyepots at same time
  • Auto loading/unloading of dyepot trays
  • Dispenses 12 recipes at a time (two trays)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-128

  • 120 solution bottles
  • 120 injectors
  • Seven chemicals with 5-litre auto-refill
  • In-feed/out-feed auto load conveyor
  • Single dispense scale
  • Simultaneous dispense of water into two dyepots at same time
  • Separate area for gravimetric dispense of dye solutions and volumetric area for dispensing of water/chemicals
  • Dispense up to 42 recipes at a time (seven trays)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-160

  • 160 solution bottles
  • 160 injectors
  • No dedicated chemical bottles (need to use standard injector bottle positions)
  • Uses two dispense scales
  • Simultaneous volumetric dispense of
  • Water into three dyepots at same time
  • Auto loading/unloading of dyepot trays
  • Dispenses 12 recipes at a time (two trays)

Datacolor AutolabTM TF-168

  • 160 solution bottles
  • 160 injectors
  • Seven chemicals with 5–litre auto-refill
  • In-feed/out-feed auto load conveyor
  • Single dispense scale
  • Simultaneous dispense of water into two dyepots at same time
  • Separate area for gravimetric dispense of dye solutions and volumetric area for dispensing of water/chemicals
  • Dispense up to 54 recipes at a time (nine trays)

 

Requirements

General Environment

  • Room temperature should be stable within the limits of 18 to 26 °C
  • Humidity should be within the range 40% to 80% RH
  • The unit should be installed in a relatively dust-free area, out of direct line of any air-conditioning airflow
  • System should be installed in a vibration free environment

Power

220 V, +/- 10 %, 50/60 Hz. Single phase, three wire (live, earth and neutral)

 

Water Supply

  • Mains Water – 1 to 2 kg/cm² (13-26 psi)
  • Gravity Drain

 

Air Supply
A clean and dry air supply is required, no lubrication, 4.5-6.0 kg/ cm² (60-80 psi). (TF only)

 

PC Requirements for AutoLab TF & SPS systems

  • 2.0 (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • High Resolution Color Monitor
  • Network Card
  • DVD drive
  • Windows Operating System (Min. WIN XP/SP3)
  • RS232 Com ports required for PC for TF dispenser.

If fabric weigh scale is required to connect to TF dispenser PC, then the TF PC requires (2) RS232 COM ports.
PCs should also include network card/connectors and necessary cabling etc., to allow PCs to be networked together.

Technical specifications

Hardware:

  • Full Gravimetric Dispensing System
  • Models available in 40, 80, 120, or 160 Solution bottles.
  • Models 88, 128, and 168 offer a tray feeding conveyor system for continuous dispensing and 7 self-refilling chemical auxiliary bottles
  • Individual Dispense Injectors for each solution
  • Average dispense time for (6 recipes : 3 dyes, 180 cc total volume) is 6 minutes.
  • Accuracy of dispense (gravimetric) ± +/- 0.02 gr.
  • Dispense range (kg) 0-4.0Kg
  • Higher dispense weights available with specialized scale.
  • Dispense controlled by robotic X-Y-Z axis mechanism
  • Precise electronic scales with 0.01 gr. readability
  • Dyepots trays for dispensing recipes (holding up to 6 dyepots)
  • Auto-dilution feature to make lower concentration of same dyestuffs
  • Dispense accuracy of 0.02 grams
  • Automatic solution bottle agitation, with speed, interval and direction control
  • PC/PLC controlled
  • Complete suite of windows based dispenser manager software

Software:

  • User friendly Windows based software
  • Graphical data information display, easy to read and understand
  • User-definable fields
  • Stock solution management (including life time and stock levels)
  • Full recipe management (including multiple recipe dispense trials, blend recipe handling, master recipe storage and completion function)
  • Job queuing, including emergency recipe priority dispense function
  • Capability of automatic pre-programmed advanced start dispense function
  • Full batch tracking, providing total traceability of results
  • Full function hardware diagnostics – easy to diagnose and locate any potential problems
  • Real-time status display – the current status and operating conditions of the system is displayed on screen at all times
  • Integration with DCIMatch™, Datamatch™, and ITMProcess™ for automatic transfer of recipes to lab dispenser
  • Multi-format data import/export capabilities
  • Software available in different languages

Datacolor Autolab

  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
DatacolorFor more than 45 years, Datacolor mission is to empower our customers to make objective, cost-effective and smart color decisions that perfectly suit individual workflows. Over a million customers working in textile and apparel, paint and coatings, plastics, photography, design and many other industries trust Datacolor solutions. Over 80 of the top 100 textile and apparel brands selected Datacolor solutions, more than 10,000 business customers rely on Datacolor instruments and software daily and over one million photographers and creative specialists use Datacolor Spyder products.
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