Thermal Spray Turnkey Coating Systems

Astro Alloys offers automated thermal spray equipment to make your life easier.The thermal spray process began in the early 1900s, and until recently it was a labor intensive endeavor. Each part was hand sprayed and quality largely depended on the skills of the operator. It wasn't until the late 1990s that robots began to be accepted and widely used in the thermal spray industry. The addition of robotics in thermal spray has greatly improved repeatability, accuracy and coating quality. 

Cylindrical, flat, simple or complex—no matter the shape, size or geometry of your component, we offer manipulation equipment that will assist you in achieving an even coat.

We supply everything from basic manual turntables and manipulators to sophisticated robotic systems and custom-built handling machines to meet your unique needs.

Robotics Features Offered:

  • Custom-built, manual or servo-driven
  • Integrated motion control
  • Payload and speed design flexibility
  • Safety alarms and E-stop interlocks
  • Six-axis robotic manipulation and auxiliary two-axis integration

Thermal Spray Robotics Video

View Praxair TAFA's video regarding robotics and thermal spray.*

Praxair® Tilt Turntable 16000

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The Model 16000 Turntable is a versatile tilt and rotate turntable designed for manual thermal spraying operations. The turntable interfaces with any Praxair PLC-controlled control console, starting turntable action at the proper point in the spray cycle. The 16000 can also receive on-off commands from a robot controller.

The 16000 turntable is controlled from a compact Model 16K Control Console (controller). Designed for wall mounting near the main spray process controller, the 16K connects to the turntable via 20 ft. (6 m) control cables for turntable on-off, rotational speed, and directional control. The console features an easy to read, digital, turntable RPM display and an emergency stop (E-stop) switch.


Turntable Physical



350 lb. (159 kg) net


25 in (660 mm)


42 in (1067 mm)


55 in (1397 mm)

16K Controller Physical


16K Controller Weight

33 lb. (15 kg) net


9.5 in (241 mm)


16 in (406 mm)




115 VAC, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz 20 amps


9.5 in (241 mm)


16 in (406 mm)



Load Capacity*

500 lb. (227 kg) for evenly-distributed loads

Rotational Speed

1 to 360 RPM (1 RPM increment)

Tilting Range

-10 to 100° (0° defined as horizontal position)


24 in. (610 mm) dia., 3/4 in. (19 mm) thick. Four slots 3/4 in. (190 mm) long, 9/16 in. (14 mm) wide


* The capacity of the turntable is defined as the ability to control a cylinder 12 inches long, 6 inches in diameter, weighing 100 lbs mounted vertically to the center of the platen.