At the heart of the machine is a linear robot. This controls an MK 425 mixing head. The mixing head has a traversing range of 2.5×1.25×0.25m, and it can produce between 0.5 and 5 g/s of polyurethane. The mixing head can handle ratios between 10:1 to 1:2 in infinite steps. This allows approximately 80% of the current applications for this type of machinery to be covered, the company claimed. The machine has a maximum traverse speed of 15 m/m.
The 3E system is transported and delivered as a completely assembled system in a 20-foot container. Sonderhoff said that it only needs to be set at its destination, and connected to power, compressed air and water supply. Then, when the conditioned material in its pressure tanks is ready, so is the machine.
The machine uses high-pressure water to clean the mixing chamber and head instead of solvents. Finally, there is an optional shuttle table, which allows the single-level processing of parts on two worktops.