The FlyDry is a robot that can dry every part of the vehicle; it is normally installed inside multiple prep stalls, for body filler and primer and also inside spray booths for waterborne and clear.
The FlyDry is composed of one automatic column that can rotate 360°, including the sides and top of the vehicle. It has one arm with two different infrared DryTronic lamps that can move automati-
cally in every position – top and down – covering every angle of the vehicle’s profile.
The robot dries the parts involved in the treatment without a length and height limitation, using electric infrared. This is because the drying is done from the movement of the robot all along the vehicle’s surface to dry. The only limitation is the working stall’s length and width.
The FlyDry robot has a built-in database of formulas for drying any automotive paint manufacturer’s waterborne/solvent basecoat and clear coat systems. The technician selects the brand and paint system to be applied. The robot then automatically manages the drying treatment for distance, color, paint thickness and climate. The automatic adjustment and control of the treatment are based on a built-in laser that constantly reads the quality of the drying process.
The FlyDry is available in two different models: one is for normal-size vehicles and the second one is for commercial vehicles; one robot can be used in up to four working stalls. In new projects, Symach typically installs multiple FlyDry units: inside body stalls for body filler, inside the conveyor for primer, inside the FixStation, and in the booth for one panel repairs, for preparation and paint.
The FlyDry robot dries every brand of paint, primer and body filler. The drying speed is approximately 80 cm or 32 inches per minute; for example, it dries the length of a vehicle’s door in less than two minutes. Compared to the electric infrared, it is seven times faster.