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Roller coating: the pressure is on!
As the finishing sector evolves, end-user companies appear to have an increasing list of priorities, often expressed with familiar concepts of flexibility, ease of use, cost reduction, process control, compact design, sustainability, productivity, consistency… Indeed, the list is long. Manufacturers are feeling the pressure of so many equally important demands, so we decided to put the pressure on our roller coater solutions, making it possible to process raised panels on Smartcoater PRO.
Thanks to the equipment’s ability to exert significant pressure on the application system, Smartcoater PRO applies the base coat to raised panels prior to sanding. Panels are then spray coated to complete the surface finish. Reaching the grooves with a roller coater in the past was unheard of, but now brings the benefits of extra flexibility and reduces the application costs. Moreover, Smartcoater PRO implements innovative systems able to closely monitor the process and thereby minimise operating costs. Process control also enables operators to make immediate corrective actions to optimise quality and improve production efficiency.
The solutions we provide today combine enhanced performance with simpler finishing line concepts and a smaller overall footprint. Their impact on the environment is substantially reduced thanks to a drop in emissions by virtue of the roller coating process as opposed to spraying, plus it saves money! By combining different processes, for example with the addition of edge coating solutions, the entire production cycle acquires greater stability and delivers more consistent results in an easier, automatic way. Automation also plays a role in reducing production costs by monitoring lacquer weight, temperature, etc.
Future development will further limit production costs and add benefits in terms of environmental sustainability, as well as broadening the scope of potential applications. Today it will be interesting to see how Smartcoater PRO handles the base coat application and sanding tasks on raised panels prior to surface finishing on a spray coater.
Come and watch Smartcoater PRO perform live in the LAB at Cefla Live in Imola, October 15 – 17. Entrusted to our partner ICA Group, we will demonstrate the benefits of the equipment enabling visitors to appreciate the real value of our solutions.
Have you got five minutes for this?
Every time you watch RoboWrap getting ready for the next job, you wonder if someone hired a choreographer to define the automated set-up sequence. And that sequence, with its fully robotized mechanisms, allowing profile changeovers to be completed in just 5 minutes, combines limited set-up and maintenance times with high output rates.
No other profile wrapping solution can compare to RoboWrap. It features intelligent software which analyses key factors prior to process set-up. This even takes into account worn or age-deformed pressure rollers and no matter how much a profile's geometry differs from another, the set-up time (which can take hours with conventional wrapping machines) remains a constant 5 minutes. This cuts downtime. Consequently, any company manufacturing wooden and PVC profiles, with a need for a highly flexible system capable of responding quickly to customers' just-in-time demands, while maintaining high-quality standards, can easily stay competitive.
But there is one solution similar to RoboWrap, representing a comparatively lower investment: EasyWrap. In both cases, the process parameters are constantly under control, so at the end of each job, there are no surprises. What is surprising are the high output rates for both machines.
Furthermore, EasyWrap simplifies your activities with a design concept that is the same as RoboWrap, enabling fewer manual interventions for cleaning, glue application and daily maintenance tasks. This turns into additional time for production on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, boosting productivity and increasing ROI.
On both Düspohl RoboWrap and EasyWrap machines, all components are designed and built in-house, from the feeding system, pre-melter and glue application unit through to the separating system. This ensures perfect matching and much less need for maintenance thanks to the durability of all key parts.
EasyWrap will be showcased live in the LAB at Cefla Live in Imola, October 15 – 17. Entrusted to our partner HENKEL, we will demonstrate the benefits of the equipment enabling visitors to appreciate the real value of our solutions.
UBIQUO service opportunities
What’s the advantage of having masses of data at your disposal if you can only implement a negligible amount of actions using those data? Data for data’s sake is more of a burden than a benefit.
Thanks to full remote access to installed machinery, UBIQUO experts use the data and turns them into service opportunities, giving end-users preferential access to technical support, spare parts, technology updates and training. Unlimited access to processing data at all times enables ongoing control of production, so whenever an issue arises, diagnosis and the appropriate solution are at hand.
Moreover, UBIQUO facilitates the connection between a customer’s different IT platforms and the data acquired by the software can be elaborated easily and shared to maximise its value. Data from a connected machine regarding overall productivity will always be of greater value than those of non-connected equipment. Further developments should soon see Artificial Intelligence contributing to broaden the range of services and the times in which they are readily available.
Come to Cefla Live in Imola, October 15 – 17 and discover the fast-growing service opportunities for your business with our suite of UBIQUO Service Solutions.
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Whether you are a small, medium or large player in the industry, our 3000 m2 LAB in Imola houses the full range of finishing equipment going from stand-alone machines to integrated lines. Whether you are a customer, supplier or partner, you can test out your requirement and witness the results as they happen.
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