In-Cell Inverter

In-Cell Inverter Option

To improve handling flexibility and increase throughput, the In-Cell Inverter Option can invert or flip a carrier or stiff panel within the Select Coat® conformal coating system work envelope

The In-Cell Inverter option – integrated with Easy Coat® software – provides programmers with the ability to configure operating modes to fit specific programs and conditions including system status and discrete inputs. With this flexibility, programmers can optimize the Select Coat conformal coating system to fit the specific needs of your production environment.

Operating modes include, but are not limited to: top-side coating; bottom-side coating; coat top- and bottom-side; same side load-unload; and pass through. Modes can be programmed in unique sequences which allows programmers to define the production flow. For example, it might be necessary to determine whether a specific side of a product is facing up after it is processed. Timers in Easy Coat software allow programmers to specify a flash-off time that is often used with solvent-based coating formulations. Timers can also be used to synchronize the product flow downstream to control fluid migration.

The In-Cell Inverter uses a unique gripper design to lift parts off the conveyor before they are inverted. After parts are inverted, the In-Cell Inverter places them back on the conveyor and retracts the grippers – allowing for a 40 mm bottom clearance. The grippers are customized to keep parts centered during the inversion process. This is accomplished by using centering features that focus on the leading and trailing edges of a part. Actuating and rotating speeds can be adjusted to control jerk movements and to avoid fluid migration during the inverting process.


  • Eliminates the need for additional equipment – minimizes investment and maintenance and results in a smaller process footprint
  • Eliminates the need to convey parts between separate pieces of equipment – resulting in increased throughput
  • Provides flexibility to support future requirements

Cycle time (1 rotation): 10 seconds
Function control: PLC (Allen Bradley Micrologix 32 controller)
Board length: 80-559mm (3.15-22 in.)
Board width adjustment: 50-508mm (1.97-20 in.), front rail fixed
Board component height: 90 mm (3.5 in.) above or below board
Board/pallet weight: 4.0kg (8.8 lbs.) max.
Board/pallet thickness: 0.6mm (0.02 in.) min., 2.5mm (0.1 in.) max.
Board/pallet warpage: 3mm (0.12 in.) max. over entire board length
Transport edge width: 3mm (0.12 in.) per side
Conveyor height: 914-991mm (36-39 in.), SMEMA
Module dimensions (LxWxH): 652 x 962 x 1340mm (25.7 x 37.8 x 52.7 in.)
Facilities Requirements
Voltage supply: 120VAC/60Hz, 230VAC/50Hz, 2A, 1PH
Power consumption: 150VA max.
Air pressure supply: 400-600kPa (58-87 psi, 4-6 Bar)
Pneumatic: 0.5 SCFM compressed air at
586kPa (85 psi, 6 Bar); clean, filtered air
Weight: 140kg (309 lbs.) typical
Ventilation air (customer supplied): 0.047m3/sec @ 25mm water column
(100 SCFM @ 1.0 in. water column)