Kitchen Manufacturer Installs New System From Schuberts

One of the UK’s leading PLC manufacturers of kitchens, bedrooms and furniture has just installed a turn-key finishing system from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The system comprises of a large hand finishing system, specifically for high-quality waterbased coatings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are dedicated preparation zones, with extraction and filtration of dust and contamination that ensure the pre-sanding and intercoat denibbing is contained and safe for both the operators whilst keeping the products as clean as possible.

After prep, the products are hand sprayed in a full spray enclosure. This is fitted with both filtered and balanced air input and full filtered extraction. The booth is split with adjustable dividers, meaning the working areas can be adjustable for up to 4 sprayers in their own zones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin paint mix rooms either side of the system allow coatings to be mixed up safely and means the pumping systems can be installed in a safe and secure room, away from the spraying process.

Once coated, the pieces are loaded on racks and placed into the Schubox for rapid curing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schubox is a custom design, allowing product to be loaded at one end and taken out the other. The unique long wave gas catalytic infra red technology dries coatings in record time, improving the lay-down and making sure no contamination is present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lovely installation and one the client is very proud of!

 

www.schuberts.co.uk

Casket Manufacturer Goes For Schubox Curing. Again.

One of the most recognisable manufacturers of caskets in the UK and had their second Schubox drying system installed successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producing up to 600 coffins per week, they pride themselves on quality of manufacture and finish of the coatings.

 

Every product is made using the newest and most environmentally safe processes and with the volumes they produce, the older Schubox was saturated with work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Schubox, a custom build, features bi-fold doors, flameless gas catalytic IR emitters and a filtered air movement system to drive off the carrier of the coating in record time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processing 8 coffins with just a 20 minute drying time will make a massive difference to the throughput and quality of the end product.

 

 

 

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 fully 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 outfeed conveyor, 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!

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

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

Keylite Dry In Record Time With Schubox Technology

Keylite Dry In Record Time With Schubox Technology

 

 

Keylite offer a full range of roof windows, blinds, timber loft ladders, flashings, electric operation kits and accessories and is Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer.

Underpinning their 10 year warranty is a high quality coating finish and when sales volumes increased, this became a production bottleneck. Keylite turned to Schuberts for an affordable quick curing process for their waterbased coatings.

Full production trials were carried out with Keylite substrate, their own range of coatings and their production methods, in the Schubert UK Test Centre Schubox system. This proved that under real conditions, the Schubox system can more than half the drying times of their finishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A custom dimension Schubox was ordered and then 7 weeks later was installed in Zambrow, Poland. This Schubox employs long wave gas catalytic infrared technology via heating panel emitters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running at just 38-40c, it is able to accept racks of wet products and dry them properly in record time, without affecting the substrate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Blanthorne, Keylite International Operations Director, says “We are delighted with the performance of the Schubox. There have been immediate improvements in quality, cycle time and capacity. This, the latest in a series of investments, will ensure we continue to supply our range of innovative and award winning products in line with our ambitious growth plans”.
For more information on Keylite products, see www.keyliteroofwindows.com

 

To see how the Schubox can improve your throughput and deal with that drying bottleneck, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

A RICH LEGACY IN WOODWORKING – BURBIDGE INSTALL SCHUBERTS FINISHING SYSTEM

A RICH LEGACY IN WOODWORKING – BURBIDGE INSTALL SCHUBERTS FINISHING SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

For well over 35 years Burbidge have been manufacturing and distributing kitchen doors and accessories. Over these years they have developed an intimate knowledge of wood production and honed their ability to revive, reinvent and modernise classic design.

“Quintessentially British”, the Burbidge collection illustrates how in every design their passion for fine kitchens never fails to shine. With the many of their ranges produced in at local UK factory sites their unique heritage as a British manufacturer provides inspiration whilst keeping their perspective fresh and contemporary.

Burbidge wanted to increase their sprayed production, whilst improving quality and quicker delivery times and engaged Schuberts to design a custom finishing system to not only be able to deal with an automatic spray machine, but also hand sprayed products in both 2k PU and water based. Their range of coatings go from matt, satin and gloss onto many different solid species of solid wood, MDF and vinyl wrapped doors and carcasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new finishing system from Schuberts combines a clean flash-off room that not only accepts product from an automatic reciprocating spray machine, but also trolleys from hand-sprayed production. A slotted entry means the outfeed from the spray machine delivers the wet-coated parts directly the an operator who is able to manually load onto racks OR bring fully loaded racks directly into the flash-off via double sliding sealed doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the product has flashed off and allowed to flow and settle, the racks are introduced into the custom-built Schubox drying system, via special bi-fold doors to minimise door sweep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schubox is designed to dry both solvent and water based coatings very quickly at a low temperature. This means a drying time of between 30 to 50 minutes on all of Burbidge’s range of coatings. The combination of gas catalytic long wave infrared, reflected infrared, air movement and 35-38c means the Sherwin Williams coatings are not ‘skinned over’ and dry properly through the coating thickness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the products have been in the Schubox for the correct amount of time, they can either be turned over and sprayed the other side or denibbed and recoated to get the high quality finish Burbidge are famous for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bottle neck of drying overnight has now been cured with the new Schubox system., with a better quality, fewer reworks and a much quicker throughput.

For more information on Burbidge’s range of products, see http://www.burbidge.co.uk/

To see how the Schubox systems can reduce your work in progress and improve quality, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

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