The Ultimate Finish

A lovely new totally bespoke ATEX rated installation at one of the UK’s leading and largest quality manufacturers of kitchens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also one of the most challenging design wise. Fitting the installation WITHIN an existing set of rooms!

Combining manual spray with automatic spray to get the best possible throughput and highest quality finish.

Full spray enclosure with filtered air input system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large flash-off area integrating an automatic spray machine, with low and high level extraction for the solvent vapours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom extra large Schubox drying system to cure the coatings in 45 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A real credit to the team and a great client to work with. Good job!

Glasstec 2018. 23rd – 26th October, Dusseldorf.

 

 

 

 

Come and see us at Glasstec 2018!

 

Giardina stand Hall 12, Stand B19.

https://www.glasstec-online.com/vis/v1/en/exhibitors/glasstec2018.2566822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass roller coaters, spray machines, drying tunnels, handling systems for glass.

Schuberts Install Catalytic IR Drying Into Armarii (AI) UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 years’ experience of delivering high-quality, bespoke contract furniture solutions to architects, developers, specifiers and interior designers have helped to make Armarii the UK’s leading contract furniture manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with a Giardina autospray machine, Armarii have invested with Schuberts for a bespoke Kit-Cat gas catalytic IR drying system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The system uses gas catalytic IR that produces heat and long wave infra-red to cure wet product very quickly in a fraction of the time of hot air or electric infra-red.

 

A dedicated drying room was installed directly after the Giardina Dualtech automatic spray machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wet product is sprayed automatically in the Dualtech 415 machine, loaded onto drying racks and transferred into the IR drying room. The temperature inside is variable, but will run at around 35c. Corner ventilation allows vapours to be extracted and air movement to recirculate around the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, see www.giardinagroup.com, www.armarii.co.uk or email sales@schuberts.co.uk

GRP Door slab manufacturer invests in their finishing future with Schuberts.

 

A significant, new, turn-key finishing installation has been commissioned at one of the UK’s leading GRP door slab, ancillaries and plastic components manufacturers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The equipment comprises of a stand-alone horizontal automatic brush preparation machine. This through-feed machine uses Flex-Trim abrasive brushes to prepare the surface of the substrate. This then allows the slabs to be cleaned and then chemically prepared, ahead of coating. The through-feed brushing machine runs at 3m/min, meaning 380-400 sides can be processed per shift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A load/unload automatic lifting station, when product up to 100kg each can be loaded and unloaded from the line with a single man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overhead conveyor is installed throughout the complete installation and with a max load on each 4 wheeled trolley of 200kg and a 90 degree sprung fitting for rotation.

 

Once loaded onto the line, a full ATEX rated spray enclosure with filtered air input and auto balance smart system has been installed for the spraying of the products. Individual silder divider panels are used to split up the spray zone into sector specific areas, allowing each of the potential 2 sprayers to spray at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filtered air input, means all the incoming air for the spray process has airborne contamination removed, meaning no inclusions on the wet pieces being coated.

 

The inverter driven input and extract ATEX rated centrif fans are connected directly the PLC in the control panel and constantly alter their output depending on air pressures, filter condition and spray velocity required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once sprayed, the pieces go into a separate flash-off zone, where the coating is allowed to settle, vent and find its own level. Again, filtered air input means the wet product is kept clean and clear of particulate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the flash-off, a custom dimensioned Schubox is utilised for very rapid drying of the coatings. Running at just 36c, the gas catalytic IR heaters produce long wave infrared and along with a unique airflow inside the Schubox, the coatings are dried very quickly – around 45 minutes compared to 18 hours in ambient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dedicated ATEX rated paint mix room completes the installation. Bunded floor, ATEX heating, permanent extraction, filtered air, doors, work bench and ducting all feature in the PMR.

 

For more information on custom design manual and automatic spray finishing systems, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

 

 

 

Giardina Profile Coating Line Installed At Timber Door Producer

A new Giardina profile finishing line has been installed by Schuberts at a well known timber and PVC fabricator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The line consists of infeed conveyor, brush-sanding machine, profile spray machine, automatic stacking system and drying trolleys.

 

Timber, anything up to 300mm width x 4000mm length can be fed down the profile line by hand, thereafter it is fully automatic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The multi-headed brush sanding machine is fitted with Flex-trim heads to give an optimal pre-sand and intercoat denibbing. All heads on the sanding machine can be angled, rpm altered and direction of rotation changed, all depending on the substrate and quality required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Giardina profile spray machine features double fluid lines, filtered air input and extraction, collection tanks for overspray and 4 automatic spray guns. As the product passes into the spray machine, the piece is ‘read’ and the guns actuate on and off automatically, giving an even and regular coat of paint.

 

Once coated, the product is then transferred to the stacking system, where the wet profiles are taken and loaded into each arm of a drying rack. This is done fully automatically from top to bottom, with random length and width pieces being no issue for the stacker to deal with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The complete Giardina line runs at 30m/min and can process over 12,000 lineal metres of profiles per shift, single pass with just 2 operators and will pay for itself in 18 months.

 

For more information, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

Yorke Towne, Toronto, Test Centre Sees Additional Install

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorke Towne Supplies Ltd, Schuberts’ sole agents for Ontario, Canada have just taken delivery of the next phase of the new production-spec Test Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fully integrated ATEX CSA system features a manual smart booth spray system. This constantly monitors and automatically adapts the airflow and pressure differential inside the spray zone, keeping dust out, vapours inside and overspray drawn into the extraction filters. The system makes up for doors being opened, quality and saturation of the filtration system and changes in factory pressures (dust extraction, loading bay doors etc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A flash-off section connects directly to the spray enclosure and allows coated product to flow out, settle and vent before going into the Schubox for rapid drying. The flash-off features filtered air input and low level extraction, again with 1000 lux lighting sets.

The Schubox completes the Test Centre, allowing either solvent or water based coatings for wood, glass, PVC, GRP and composites to be rapidly dried, at low temperature in record time. Utilising CSA and ATEX approved gas catalytic log wave infra red emitters, the Schubox can run from 30c to 50c and in combination with BA stainless, fireproof carcass, filtered air input and a unique recirculating airflow inside the Schubox.

For more information and to run trials in the Yorke Towne Canadian Test Centre, email scesario@yorketowne.com or call +1 905-762-1200

SWC Invest In Schubox System

Family run since 1989 and based in Scarborough, SWC Trade Frames is a large regional fabricator of premium quality PVCu & Aluminium windows, doors, conservatory roofs and specialist products such as vertical sash sliding windows, shaped frames and composite doors. They manufacture in excess of 1000 frames per week and supply exclusively to the Trade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coating and finishing is key to SWC giving their customers colour choice and with the massive rise in painted finishes, SWC have had a new custom Schubox gas catalytic IR drying system installed in their factory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Schubox will slash drying times for both solvent and waterbased PVC and GRP coatings from multiple hours to just 45 minutes. The Schubox uses an intrinsically safe gas catalytic infra-red technology to cure the coatings very rapidly at a low temperature of 35-38c. This improves quality, reduces work in progress and means the turn-around time for sprayed product is cut dramatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhys Richings, MD of SWC says “The Schuberts guys from start to finish were fantastic & we’ll certainly pass on our recommendations”

 

Chris Widdowfield, Engineer at SWC says “Had the pleasure of engaging a very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable team of installation engineers this week. A lovely job well done. Thank you Schuberts.”

 

For more information, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

 

Schuberts Install a New Giardina Automatic Glass Spray System at Esquire Glass

Founded in 1970 Esquire Glass has become one of the UK’s leading independent glass processors.

Their core business is in the production of processed glass panels for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry. However, since 2002 substantial investment in a second factory and ‘state of the art’ glass processing plant has led to the company’s accelerated growth into new markets.

Their newest investment has been on a cutting edge finishing system from Giardina Group and their UK partners, Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running with waterbased coatings, the new Giardina system is capable of using both solid and far more difficult metallic colours. Fitted with 2 independent spray circuits, the switch between colours and coatings is very quick, meaning the customer can do both long and short runs of glass. All of the Wagner guns have the ability to run different tips and pressures, making the coating control very accurate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dualtech 416 machine has full belt overspray recovery system, meaning wasted coating can be safely removed from the main belt, filtered and re-introduced into virgin mixes. The recovery system, unlike other systems relies on a series of rubber squeegees that gently, but effectively removes paint, rather than harsh metal blades that scrape and damage the belt over time. This guarantees the longevity of the Giardina belt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The machine also boasts double filtration for the air input system, making the spray zone a clean zone, meaning reworks are a thing of the past.

On the extraction side, there are triple levels of filtration, ensuring incredibly low particulate emissions to atmosphere.

The touchscreen control panel gives the operators fine control over line speed, spray guns, circuits, pressures, gun heights and many other key parameters used for coating – all at the touch of a finger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once sprayed, the glass goes through a flash-off section and then on to a combination drying oven. The glass comes off the end of the line perfectly coated, dry and ready to handle and with a footprint of just 14m from end to end, it really is a compact, high production finishing system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Lockett, MD at Esquire says:-

“ Realising we (Esquire Glass) needed to be more flexible in the painting of our glass products, we spent last summer conducting due diligence on various systems. We found the Giardina system in collaboration with Schuberts UK to be the most effective for our needs. It was installed at the end of Jan ’18 and has already shown huge benefit by taking our production from 400 to 1600 pieces per shift. So far, we are very happy with the machine and are looking forward to developing it’s use over the coming year”

For more information on high quality glass processing and painting, email Esquire Glass sales@esquire-glass.co.uk

For more information on Giardina range of finishing equipment email sales@schuberts.co.uk

UK Timber Door Manufacturer Goes the Schubox Route

One of the UK’s market leading supplier of wooden doors and associated products has just installed a new finishing system from Schuberts.

Their brand name can be found in the most prestigious names in the Builders Merchants and Retail sectors across the UK with in excess of 400,000 internal and external doors sold per year.

 

The new system comprises of two custom dimension centrifugal spec spray booths with canopies, lighting and custom duct work, plus a new custom Schubox gas catalytic infra red drying system. The input air is pre-filtered through capture and hold filters in the spray shop sliding doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The doors are pre-sanded, base-coated in the spray booths, dried in the Schubox, then denibbed, top-coated and back into the Schubox one final time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typical Schubox drying times with their high-build waterbased coatings are just 30 minutes at 35c, cutting previous drying times down from 3-4 hours per coat!

 

For more information on how Schuberts can streamline your finishing processes, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

WINDOOR 2017, Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and see us at Windoor 2017! 28-30th November.

Stand 379.

We’ll be launching our Schubox and Kit-Cat ranges into the Canadian market. Gas catalytic IR drying systems for GRP, ABS, PVC and glass.