TD Finishing and their associates recently installed a Robotic Wet Spray Paint Facility.  The client, a prestigious door manufacturer, was looking to increase consistency of their wet-spray finish whist also increasing their production throughput (to one door every 65 seconds). Their new paint facility consists of a power & free conveyor with indexing through two spray booths, a flash off tunnel, an infrared oven and a water-mist surface-hardening system.

 

State Of The Art System

 

Housed within the booths are two ABB wet-paint spraying robots. Pre-programmed for painting every size and colour of door in the client’s range.  A paint-kitchen with state of the art delivery system was also included. The HMI allow the operators to check the finishing systems parameters and adjust at the touch of a button, whilst the 6 paint pots allow for a quick colour change.  4 paint pots were supplied for dedicated colours and two were made available for special and less frequently needed colours. Meaning one could be in use whilst the other system was being cleaned for the next colour run.

 

Maximum Efficiency

 

A door perfectly lends itself to the use of an Infrared Gas-catalytic Paint Drying Oven.  Which is made up of flameless infrared panels arranged in a matrix of rows to ensure both faces are dried evenly.  The ability to adjust each panel individually as a percentage of output means that during commissioning, the system can be setup to the customers exact requirements with a maximum efficiency.

 

Reducing Production Time

 

The water mist hardener followed the paint drying oven and worked to harden as well as cool the paints surface.  Thus, reducing the time product must wait on the line before it could be handled and then packed for shipping. TD Finishing was able to assist the customer with trials prior to their order, giving the customer peace of mind that the Robotic Wet Spray Paint Facility worked before installation.

 

Increased Efficiency

 

The new painting facility now means the clients products can be taken off the line ready for packing and shipping without having to wait days for the paint to sufficiently harden.  Reducing factory space requirements all the while increasing the capability to produce doors in any colour and on-demand.

 

Call Us Today

 

If you are interested in more information about installing a Robotic Wet Spray Paint Facility or would like to discuss any other finishing requirements, Call us today on 0121 520 8884, email us at info@tdfinishing.co.uk or visit our website to read more about our Paint Plant Control Systems.  

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