What is the point of maintaining an obsolete painting system that is no longer up to the new quality and productivity standards that today’s market demands?
Internalising a process such as painting means companies can:
- Reduce production times
- Lower processing costs
- Guarantee higher quality and long-lasting finish
- Monitor quality throughout the entire production chain
The world of painting, though, is constantly changing, and in order to keep up with the times, the modernisation of working tools is a key step.
As a result, for a highly specialised company, state-of-the-art technologies may become obsolete in 10 to 15 years, and the production load may be subjected to sharp surges or major decreases. Realising to have an inadequate system means slowing down production to the detriment of growth or wasting precious energy; an obsolete system is also unable to respond adequately to the stringent quality demands of the current and future market.
It is from these assumptions that this company, which specialises in the production of equipment and masts for forklifts that guarantee optimum performance in terms of power, accuracy and safety, turned to Eurotherm to scrap the old painting system that was no longer in line with the company’s current needs.
The new liquid painting system supplied by Eurotherm
We have recently installed this painting system to replace the previous one, responding to the company’s new technical-productive and safety requirements. It is in fact starting from the production requirements that our technicians have designed an entirely tailor-made, fast and effective painting system, based on the available space and the company’s growth and quality goals.
The new liquid painting system consists of:
- Automatic transport system by overhead conveyor with non-stop feed.
- Oven for preheating the pieces to 50°C.
- Shared spray booth for primer and finish, with vertical flow.
- Drying oven for primer at 50°C.
- Drying oven for finish at 60°C.
The advantages of having a single shared spray booth for primer and finish consists, first and foremost, in a saving on installation costs (only one booth instead of two) and a reduction in the cost of a single building work (for vertical suction under the floor). Secondly, this choice entails considerable saving in space, with consequent energy savings for air conditioning and suction, as well as a considerable reduction in costs for maintenance, replacement and disposal of filters.