Cobra, Toronto, Trust Schuberts And Giardina For A Flexible Finishing System

 

 

 

 

One of Canada’s leading manufacturers of wood, steel and GRP doors has recently taken delivery of a new Schuberts manual finishing system and a Giardina automatic spray machine integrated into one special plant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entire system comprises of a manual spray shop enclosure, flash-off zone, Schubox drying system, paint mixing room, Giardina 416 automatic spray machine, infeed and outfeed conveyors with filtered air systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the customer has volumes of doors and components to spray in one colour, they use the Giardina machine, offload onto trolleys in the flash-off, allow the coating to flow out and then put the trolleys into the Schubox for drying. The guns and pumps have been fitted by and the whole installation looked after by our working partner in Canada, Yorke Towne Supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On smaller volumes, special colours or coatings and 3D products, they hand spray in the spray shop enclosure, then flash-off and then into the Schubox for curing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This client works with multiple substrates (wood, GRP, PVC etc) and multiple types of 1k, 2k, water and solvent coatings, so truly a universal hybrid finishing system.

 

For more information, email sales@schuberts.co.uk or contact@yorketowne.com

 

TFT USA Choose Schuberts As Their Finishing System Supplier

TFT, USA, based in Charlotte NC, have had a complete finishing system installed from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The system comprises of a custom built finishing line and cutting/sanding room. All to ATEX, UL and FM standards.

 

Designed for wood, PVC, fibreglass doors (GRP) and a whole host of other substrates, this is a truly flexible finishing system.

 

Products are either hung on the overhead track and suspended from above or taken inside on trolleys and sprayed on turn-tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The spray shop enclosure features full HMI control, automatic booth balancing system, filtered air input and benefits from local HARU, meaning the temperature and cleanliness of the spray shop is maintained at all times.

 

Once coated, the pieces are taken into the flash-off zone to flow out and vent prior to rapid curing in the Schubox catalytic IR drying system.

The Schubox, running at 38-45c pulls the carrier out of the coating very quickly, without affecting the substrates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Schubox, the pieces are either de-nibbed or ready for further processing.

 

A paint mix room has been installed for the intermediate storage of coatings, accurate mixing and colour matching.

 

The cutting/clean room is a separate installation for cutting, cleaning, wiping down and de-nibbing on Sandbox downdraft tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information email sales@schuberts.co.uk or info@feycotreffert.us

 

 

Teknos UK Invest With Schuberts

Teknos GBI, have just installed a full production-spec finishing systems from Schuberts.

 

Based at their new Bicester HQ, Teknos are the proud owners of both manual and automatic coating systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The manual setup comprises of a spray shop enclosure with filtered air input and air balance system, flash-off zone, Schubox catalytic IR drying system, paint mixing room and overhead conveyor track, plus a cutting room with filtered air in and out and a Sandbox de-nibbing bench. This setup will allow Teknos and their customers to run solvent or waterbased coating systems for joinery, kitchens, PVC, GRP, glass etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The automatic equipment is aimed at both profiles and panels. The Giardina profile line has in-line sanding, automatic spray machine and trolleys. Drying can be done in the Schubox, jetted air, electric IR or UV. This profile line will accept anything up to 300mm wide and any length, down to 500mm. The Giardina roller-spec line contains hot jetted air, electric IR and a separate UV tunnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact sales@schuberts.co.uk or sales@teknos.co.uk

Composite Door Manufacture Installs Second Schubert Finishing System

The UK’s fastest growing and probably best-know producer of composite GRP doors has taken delivery of a second turn-key bespoke finishing system from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The line incorporates an overhead conveyor track, spray shop clean room with filtered air input and extract, flash-off zone and Schubox drying technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once prepped and cleaned, the doors are hung onto the conveyor and moved into the spray shop for coating. Both the air input and extraction are inverter driven, giving a balanced air flow irrespective of the condition of the filters. The sensors fitted to the spray shop will even tell the operators when to change the filters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash-off section allows the coating to flow and settle before going into the catalytic IR zone for rapid drying in about 45 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once dried, the products are taken off the line and moved into the rest of the factory production system.

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

 

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.

WB Group Chooses New Schubert Finishing System For GRP and PVCu Products

 

 

From the company’s 70,000 sq ft factory in the north east of England, the WB Group fabricates and manufactures windows and doors in a large range of styles and finishes to suit every application.

 

WB Group was formed in 1981 and now has over 30 years experience in the manufacture and supply of PVCu windows and doors, GRP Composite Doors & PVCu door infill Panels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schuberts have just installed a brand new custom built finishing system for WB Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The system consists of a clean room spray enclosure, flash-off section, Schubox curing zone, overhead conveyor and paint mix room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The spray enclosure pre-filters the air prior to entering the room. The balanced air system means the fans ramp up and down, constantly adjusting their output to suit all the variables of spraying. Doors open/closed, filters new/clogged all impact on the air balance inside a spray booth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A flash-off area allows the coatings to settle, flow and vent prior to the Schubox. Again filtered air input ensures the wet product is kept clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the flash-off, the Schubox gas catalytic IR drying system dries the 2k PU coatings in 30-40 minutes at just 36c with long wave infrared, air movement and reflection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about GRP and PVCu finishing systems, email sales@schuberts.co.uk