Patent Number: 6,569,258

Title: Method and apparatus for cleaning a bell atomizer spray head

Abstract: A cleaning system and method for a bell atomizer spray head provides an air/solvent mixture to an exterior surface of a bell cup through shaping air passages and outlets during a color change or bell cleaning operation. In the alternative, cleaning passages can be provided for the air/solvent mixture to exit adjacent the bell cup exterior.

Inventors: Clifford; Scott J. (Rochester Hills, MI), Bartlett; Donald S. (Troy, MI), Beem; Michael G. (Sterling Heights, MI)

Assignee: FANUC Robotics North America, Inc.

International Classification: B05B 15/02 (20060101); B05B 12/14 (20060101); B05B 12/00 (20060101); B05B 7/02 (20060101); B05B 5/04 (20060101); B05B 7/08 (20060101); B08B 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020