Patent Number: 8,720,797

Title: Rotary atomizing head, rotary atomization coating apparatus, and rotary atomization coating method

Abstract: A rotary atomizing head 1, which has an inner peripheral surface 2 whose diameter increases from a bottom 21 of the inner peripheral surface toward a tip thereof, and atomizes and releases paint by applying a centrifugal force generated by rotation to the paint supplied to the bottom of the inner peripheral surface, includes a paint supply nozzle 11 for supplying the paint and a cleaning solution to the bottom of the inner peripheral surface, and the paint supply nozzle has a nozzle hole 10a for discharging the paint and the cleaning solution from a rotation center O portion of the rotary atomizing head in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rotation axis of the rotary atomizing head. The rotary atomizing head 1 also includes a dam portion 4 that is provided in an intermediate portion between the bottom and the tip of the inner peripheral surface and dams the paint and the cleaning solution supplied from the paint supply nozzle to the bottom and flow along the inner peripheral surface toward the tip.

Inventors: Yamasaki; Isamu (Toyota, JP), Nabeshima; Atsuo (Toyota, JP), Mitsui; Michio (Yokohama, JP), Hosoda; Toshio (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B05B 3/02 (20060101); B05B 5/00 (20060101); B44D 5/10 (20060101); F23D 11/04 (20060101); B05B 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018