One of the UK’s leading PLC manufacturers of kitchens, bedrooms and furniture has just installed a turn-key finishing system from Schuberts.
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.
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!
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!
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Giardina stand Hall 12, Stand B19.
Glass roller coaters, spray machines, drying tunnels, handling systems for glass.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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