Helping our Automotive Manufacturer Client to Save Time and Money Case Study

The client:

Our client is one of the World’s leading manufacturers of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment.

The problem:

During the manufacturing process, car body parts are painted in specially designed automated spray booths. As they’re sprayed with paint by robotic arms in these booths, the parts travel along a conveyor belt above a Floor Grid. Beneath these Grids is a water operated extraction system which drags excess paint down. As you can imagine these Floor Grids quickly become covered with the excess and extracted paint. To prevent this building up, the client’s team were having to remove the Grids every three weeks and place them in specifically designed ovens to burn the paint off. Not only was this a lot of hassle and costing them money, but it was causing significant downtime on production as well.

The solution.

We took one look and knew exactly what was needed. We applied our coating to the Floor Grids, this coating would allow the excess paint to be easily removed with a simple jet wash. No need to remove the grids and no need for the special ovens.

The results.

The automated spray booths are now easily cleaned once a week in under and hour by two operators using a jet wash. Through using this method with our coating they are saving over £70,000 every 5 years as well as reducing downtime and creating an easier to maintain production line.

Products We Use for Non-Stick Coatings

Application of our non-stick coatings not only make your parts easy clean but reduce down time and improve hygiene, flow rate and product release. They are suitable for most environments with operating temperatures of -70°c to 300°c and our range of moisture and oven cure systems means we can apply non-stick coatings to a variety of substrates. These systems are operated regularly and the application process can be completed in five working days.

Products we use include:

Common Uses for Non-Stick Coating

  • Conveyor belts
  • Commercial bakeware
  • Weigh pans
  • Chutes
  • Heat Seal Bars
  • Moulds

Overview of performance properties

  • Non-stick
  • Low Friction
  • Cryogenically Stable
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Hydrophobic
  • Heat Resistance

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