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UK Audio Manufacturer Chooses Schubox Over Other Technologies

A unique British company whose total preoccupation, since it was formed in 1974, has been with quality. Since its inception, they have kept steadfastly to its founders aims of building loudspeakers and audio electronics, which employ the most effective of modern engineering principles.

That has meant far more than keeping up with or even ahead of the competition. It has meant striving to make loudspeakers as near perfection in their performance as it is possible to make them.

All of their products are built to provide nothing less than the best sound reproduction money can buy and to meet the challenge of the latest digital recording technology.

Part of that quality is the finishing of their products. The feel, look and longevity of the finish is key. This is why the customer has invested in technology from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Schubox gas catalytic infrared (CIR) drying system was installed to rapidly cure all wet coatings sprayed on, in a proper spray booth system.

 

Once applied, the Elmbridge products are flashed-off correctly for 10-15 mins and then introduced into the Schubox at 35-40c for between 30-45 mins, depending on type of coating and film thickness sprayed.

 

After the correct time in the Schubox, the peices are removed and sanded OR if top-coated are sent to fitting up, testing and despatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another wonderful installation from Schuberts and one that has made a difference from day one of the commissioning for the client.

 

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

 

 

GB Projects Invests In A New Finishing System

GB Projects trusted Schuberts with a new, custom-built finishing system for both solvent and waterbased coatings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new system comprises of both manual spray and automatic spray applications, feeding into a flash-off section and then finally into a Schubox CIR gas catalytic infrared drying system.

Product arrives at the finishing shop from manufacturing either in panel or carcass form. For long finishing runs such as priming, they use an automatic spray machine. When top coats or carcass work needs coating they use the manual spray shop enclosure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both the auto machine and manual spray shop both feed into a large flash-off room. The former through a slot in the side of the flash-off and the latter through double sliding product doors.

The flash-off is fitted with low level balanced extraction with adjustable louvers, through an atex fan, into ducting and finally into the Schubox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once flashed-off for between 10-15 mins, either the finger trolleys or carts are wheeled into the Schubox for rapid curing. For solvent coatings, this takes 20 mins and for water based coatings 25-30 mins. The system will accept multiple racks, with a mixture of coatings, film weights and substrates at any one time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of GB, Eddy Burrows says; “Schuberts went above and beyond to provide us with a system that fitted perfectly. It’s rare to find a company that will not just supply the bare minimum but also go the extra mile and Schuberts do exactly that. Their team provided a brilliant service from start to finish.”

 

For more information on how Schuberts can transform you finishing process, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

 

Door Manufacturer Dries In Record Time With Schubox

One of the UK’s best known manufacturers of doors has just installed a custom Schubox drying system for their solvent 2K PU range of coatings. With end entry and side exit, it fits perfectly with the product flow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schubox is fitted with four gas catalytic infrared emitters and certified for solvent use (ATEX).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running at just 36c, the Schubox cures the 150 micron wet coatings in 40 mins, after a flash-off period of just 5 mins.

When full, the Schubox holds 50 doors at any one time, increasing the production rates and reducing the bottleneck of drying.

 

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

Canadian Manufacturer Goes With A Custom Schubox

With over 10,000 employees in 40 countries this client is part of one of the largest groups of businesses involved in the plastics sector.

 

Their vinyl and metal manufacturing processes are state-of-the-art, employing high-tech cutting, punching, painting and Schubox drying  and curing machinery. The fully-automated insulating glass line applies the dual-seal warm-edge foam Edgetech Super Spacer system. Superior quality dual-glazed LowE (emissivity) glass filled with argon gas in the airspace provides the utmost in energy efficiency. It blocks UV rays, decreases condensation, and reduces heat loss while minimizing outside noise infiltration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schubox gas catalytic infra red drying system is a custom build to satisfy not only their throughput, but also their dimensions. With record drying times, at low temperatures, the Schubox has become an instant success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The profiles are either hand sprayed or get processed through an automatic spray line, loaded onto trolleys and then straight into the Schubox system for rapid curing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information in Canada email Yorke Towne, Toronto scesario@yorketowne.com or sales@schuberts.co.uk

New And Old At Virtuoso

Schuberts have just installed a turn-key Giardina autospray line at Virtuoso Doors as well as their older manual finishing system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The philosophy of the new line was borne out of extensive testing and trials at our Sheffield Test Centre and proved to the customer there was only one solution that would work.

 

A cantilevered loading table at the start of the line starts the process, followed by infeed conveyor and then mechanical brushing with the brilliant flex-trim systems. The brushing machine has oscillation, speed, direction and height controls as well as a vacuum bed. This ensures the best surface preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After brush sanding, there is an open section to allow application of prep-clean liquid before the cleaning and de-ionising process.

 

The spray machine 420 dry is fitted with 2 circuits and Wagner pumps and guns to give a consistent and even coverage of the coatings. This machine is processing full size doors as well as components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once sprayed, the products enter a flash-off tunnel, with incoming air is filtered, the air warmed to 30c and the paint vapours extracted to atmosphere.

 

After the flash-off, the products go through a jetted air tunnel at 45-50c for drying.

 

This new Giardina line from Schuberts goes hand in hand with the original manual system consisting of sprayshop enclosure with full autobalance, flash-off, Schubox drying system and paint mixing room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door Manufacturer Trusts In Schuberts

A well-known UK door manufacturer has just invested in a custom-built manual finishing system from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full manual spray enclosure, filtered air input and extraction system with clean-booth auto-balance technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The curing of the gloss coatings is carried on in the Schubox, gas catalytic infrared technology, with coatings cured in 40 mins at 38c, ready for working after coming out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on proper turn-key finishing systems, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

 

Giardina MSL Lines

The automatic tray system has been designed and built to optimize the painting and drying of doors, panels and profiles. This system combines the manual painting cycle with the drying cycle, eliminating the need to handle the parts during the various phases.

The Giardina Manual Spray Line can be configured and sized according to the process needs and the expected productivity.

 




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

Out With The Old And In With The New In Toronto

If you want to offer a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare people for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity throughout Canada, you want the very best equipment, right?

 

An old installation was well past its prime, so Yorke Towne, our working partners in Canada were key in making the new finishing installation from Schuberts an outstanding one.

 

So, out with the old:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in with the new, custom built, flash-off and Schubox gas catalytic infrared drying system:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After spraying, the products go into the flash-off zone and then into the Schubox for rapid and safe drying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only are our systems CSA certified, but we also carry INTERTEK and TSSA classification for the Canadian markets.

 

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

 

 

New Giardina Auto-Spray Line Installed For A Very Special Use

One of the worlds largest manufacturers of engineered sealing solutions has taken delivery of a custom width Giardina coating line from Schuberts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built to a working width of 1500mm, this line sprays a very accurate layer of product, recovers all the overspray, to be filtered and used again and then dried inside an inline drying tunnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The automatic belt cleaning system on the spray machine means that all overspray is recovered. It then passes through filters and back into a constant mixing stainless steel tank, before being dosed back into the machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The automatic guns are positioned inline and fitted with very accurate nozzles and the machine has the ability to control flow, pressure and therefore build-up of coating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once sprayed, the product goes into a high speed jetted air oven, connected to in-line waterheaters and heat exchanges so the oven can run at a steady 70-80c irrespective of the factory temperature.

 

Running at 6m/min, this really is a special fully automatic Giardina spray line supplied by Schuberts!

Ever wondered what a Giardina Vertical Oven looks like and works?

The four-stage vertical oven designed and built by GiardinaGroup and available through Schuberts, optimally performs the four phases that characterize a perfect drying process: flash-off, first heating, second heating, and finally cooling.




 

The drying curve is guaranteed by the four stages in which the oven is structured, one for each phase, and each stage is separated from the other by dividing panels. In other two- or three-stage ovens, instead, some of the four phases are performed in the same spaces, therefore a homogeneous separation between them is not guaranteed and the zones are joined, mixing air and conditions inside – a less than ideal situation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The version of four-stage vertical oven presented in the above video link, adopts a belt tray system, perfect for small pieces (there are no dangers related to their handling or dropping through) and for large and heavy elements which, being able to rest on a large and regular surface, do not risk any damage or marking to the contact surface already painted, with the tray system offered by others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On request, it is possible to have the GiardinaGroup four-stage oven in an ideal set-up for those who have to process both thin pieces (flat doors) and high-thickness ones (curved doors): by reducing the number of trays the problem is solved, keeping the duration in each phase and for each product, whatever its thickness, constant and homogeneous.

 

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