Patent Number: 6,168,090

Title: Flame spray system with splatter blocking and automated rod delivery apparatuses

Abstract: A flame spray system employs splatter blocking and automated rod delivery apparatuses. The splatter blocking apparatus includes a barrier member and an actuation mechanism. The barrier member is adapted to be moved between a blocking position in which the barrier member is extended across a spray path from a flame spray gun of a flame spray system preventing travel of particles of fusible material from the flame spray gun to a product being coated and an unblocking position in which the barrier member is displaced from the spray path of the flame spray gun permitting travel of particles fusible material from the flame spray gun to the product being coated. The actuation mechanism is connected to the barrier member and adapted to be selectively actuated to move the barrier member between the blocking and unblocking positions. The automated rod delivery apparatus includes a magazine having a chamber for holding a plurality of the rods of heat fusible material in a stacked relationship with one another and a feed mechanism adjacent to the magazine and adapted to be selectively actuated to successively engage and transfer a lowermost one of the rods from the stack thereof in the chamber of the magazine out through a front opening of the magazine and into a feed passage of the flame spray gun.

Inventors: Baker; Edgar C. (Blairsville, PA)

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International Classification: B05B 7/22 (20060101); B05B 7/16 (20060101); B05B 007/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018