Wednesday, March 23
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: McKennitt 2
Session C31: OPTIMIZING A BATCH POWDER COATING OPERATION
Ryan Allen, Gema USA and Rodger Talbert, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions
- The ten critical steps required to optimize your process, your system and the quality of your finished product will be discussed. The steps will include density, efficiency, energy and process parameters to name a few. By targeting these ten areas you can make improvements to an existing system and they will assist as you start a batch operation and be confident in the quality and volume you will achieve.
Wednesday, March 23
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: McKennitt 5
Session C20: THE FUTURE OF LIQUID INDUSTRIAL FINISHING
Automation – The Future of Industrial Finishing, Peter Struwing, Graco Inc.
- Automation is a growing trend in manufacturing and a necessity for many companies to remain competitive. This session will explore automation in the finishing area, including benefits, trends, and tips for assessing if automation is right for your company and the keys to implementation.
Material Savings with Advanced Proportioning Systems, Pat Doherty, Graco Inc.
- The use of plural component coatings has many benefits but use of 2K materials can be costly. Because the material hardens through a chemical reaction, care must be taken to use mixed 2K material prior to the expiration of the pot life. Advanced proportioning systems are designed to minimize waste that saves money, time and has a lot of environmental benefits as well.
Turn-Key Paint Shop Solutions, Mike Vangstad, Graco Inc.
- In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, efficiency is essential to both survival and growth. Inconsistent finish quality, inefficient pumping technologies, and material degradation can quickly erode margins. Learn how simple it can be to improve the efficiency and control of a painting operation by easily automating processes within your paint shop.