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Giardina Group Showcase In 4 Minutes

Giardina Group, one of Schuberts key working partners have showcased their finishing business in the below video.

Available in the UK and Ireland, Schuberts supply Giardina equipment for finishing timber, engineered board, GRP, PVC, glass and composites.

These can be roller coating, vacuum coaters, profile spray, panel spray, sanding, brushing, UV coating and all types of drying tunnels and ovens.

 




Overhead Conveyor System and Schubox Finishing System For Joinery Manufacturer

A leading UK joinery manufacturer has taken delivery of an overhead conveyor system and custom Schubox CIR drying system from Schuberts.

An open-fronted spray booth was relocated along the factory wall, with steel work supports and manual tracking system.

 

The products are loaded onto the conveyor, sprayed and then put into the Schubox gas catalytic infra red drying system for between 15 and 30 minutes to cure properly, before being denibbed and then back for spraying.

 

The Schubox is very much a custom spec, being ATEX rated, 4000mm long x over 4000mm high and offset bias door sets on either end.

The complete system was installed in 6 working days, speeds up the whole process, allows the joinery to be coated both sides in one pass, whilst making a significant labour saving.

Canadian Customer Goes Double-Double-Vision

Vision Coatings Limited is the newest member of the Vision Group of Companies.

They provide advanced coating and finishing services for PVC and aluminium extrusion companies, window fabricators, and others in the fenestration industry. They offer a wide selection of colour choices and highly-durable finishing options, and can handle high-volume production orders.

Operating out of a brand new 50,000 sq. ft. facility in the Greater Toronto Area, they chose Schuberts and their Canadian partners, Yorke Towne as their chosen supplier for their new site.

Vision ordered a double length Schubox gas IR system, back in 2020. Such was the performance of the Schubox drying system, they ordered another system!

Dry cure times are now a remarkable 20 mins each cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, a double-double Schubox!

 

For more information on the Schubox systems for the Canadian market, email contact@yorketowne.com

UK Door Manufacturer Invests With Schuberts

Portico Doors are a leading manufacturer of Composite Doors, with a reputation for providing the highest quality of product.

Schuberts were the chosen partner for their brand new factory site, designing and supplying a turn-key finishing system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The installation comprises of a spray shop enclosure, with full auto-air balance system, pre-conditioning the supply air to ensure a clean working environment. An ajustable divider panel allows two sprayers to work within the zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flash-off chamber allows the coating to flow and settle out properly before drying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A custom Schubox gas catalytic IR drying system, allows the coating to be dried very quickly, at low temperature, leaving less WIP and a through-dry product that can go directly to fit-up and then packing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on spray booths and drying systems, email sales@schuberts.co.uk

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 30-90mins, depending on type of coating and film thickness sprayed. This client uses 2k polyeurathane and 3k polyester systems.

 

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 and steel sectors.

 

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 of their wet coatings, 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