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IdealLine plant coats top product for Unilock

IdealLine plant coats top product for Unilock 14 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY July 1990 Ideal-Line plant coats top product for Unilock The finish applied by their Ideal-Line powder coating plant has helped the Unilock Group capture a major share of the prestige office market wit h their 'Mistral' and 'Signature' partitioning systems. "Th e depth and quality of the powder coating has impressed specifiers throughout the country," Unilock director, Nick Kersey, told us. The Ideal-Line plant is also uniquely-equipped to cater for colour changing because Ideal-Line cyclones and powder supply modules are designed to be dedicated to separate colours, whic h means tha t only th e booth , gun s and hoses need to be cleaned dow n — and tha t can be done off-line without interrupting production. "Man y jobs require the partitioning to be coated in a other Unilock products, whic h were either trade coated customer's chosen colour, and we also have to be or manufactured from pre-finished steel. equipped for coating components ranging from screw Unilock chose Ideal-Line, after looking at several plant heads to panels 3.0m × 1.5m., "Nick Kersey said. suppliers, largely because they manufacture the total The Ideal-Line plant — whic h comprises pretreatment, installation, includin g th e powder application equipment. spraybooths, ovens and conveyors — was installed The Ideal-Line plant comprises a four-stage, on-line principally for the launch of 'Signature' six months ago spray-phosphate pretreatment, dry-off oven, tw o on/off but it has also cost-effectively upgraded the coating of line automatic powder coating booths wit h full powder recovery and recycling, curing oven and 2.5m per minute conveyor. There is a double-side d inspection and touch-i n booth, also used for manual coating of short runs. In the auto-spray booths, powder is applied by ten Ideal-Line ES200, high-voltage, automatic guns — five each side of the track on reciprocators. These provide 100 per cent coverage o n even th e most complex of the 'Signature' component profiles, coating to an average thickness of 60 microns. Overspray powder is collected via five triple cyclones — each one dedicated t o a separate colour for maximum colour changing efficiency. Collected powder is automa ­ tically sieved, remixed wit h metered quantities of virgin powder and fed back to the sprayguns via the colour modules sited below the cyclones. On short runs it proves more economical to spray to waste than to clean down for a colour change. Full details of Idea-Line plant are available from : Ideal- Line, Unit 252, Ikon Estate, Hartlebury, Worcs DY10 4EU. Tel: 029 9 250066. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pigment & Resin Technology Emerald Publishing

IdealLine plant coats top product for Unilock

Pigment & Resin Technology , Volume 19 (7): 1 – Jul 1, 1990

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0369-9420
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10.1108/eb042747
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14 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY July 1990 Ideal-Line plant coats top product for Unilock The finish applied by their Ideal-Line powder coating plant has helped the Unilock Group capture a major share of the prestige office market wit h their 'Mistral' and 'Signature' partitioning systems. "Th e depth and quality of the powder coating has impressed specifiers throughout the country," Unilock director, Nick Kersey, told us. The Ideal-Line plant is also uniquely-equipped to cater for colour changing because Ideal-Line cyclones and powder supply modules are designed to be dedicated to separate colours, whic h means tha t only th e booth , gun s and hoses need to be cleaned dow n — and tha t can be done off-line without interrupting production. "Man y jobs require the partitioning to be coated in a other Unilock products, whic h were either trade coated customer's chosen colour, and we also have to be or manufactured from pre-finished steel. equipped for coating components ranging from screw Unilock chose Ideal-Line, after looking at several plant heads to panels 3.0m × 1.5m., "Nick Kersey said. suppliers, largely because they manufacture the total The Ideal-Line plant — whic h comprises pretreatment, installation, includin g th e powder application equipment. spraybooths, ovens and conveyors — was installed The Ideal-Line plant comprises a four-stage, on-line principally for the launch of 'Signature' six months ago spray-phosphate pretreatment, dry-off oven, tw o on/off but it has also cost-effectively upgraded the coating of line automatic powder coating booths wit h full powder recovery and recycling, curing oven and 2.5m per minute conveyor. There is a double-side d inspection and touch-i n booth, also used for manual coating of short runs. In the auto-spray booths, powder is applied by ten Ideal-Line ES200, high-voltage, automatic guns — five each side of the track on reciprocators. These provide 100 per cent coverage o n even th e most complex of the 'Signature' component profiles, coating to an average thickness of 60 microns. Overspray powder is collected via five triple cyclones — each one dedicated t o a separate colour for maximum colour changing efficiency. Collected powder is automa ­ tically sieved, remixed wit h metered quantities of virgin powder and fed back to the sprayguns via the colour modules sited below the cyclones. On short runs it proves more economical to spray to waste than to clean down for a colour change. Full details of Idea-Line plant are available from : Ideal- Line, Unit 252, Ikon Estate, Hartlebury, Worcs DY10 4EU. Tel: 029 9 250066.

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Pigment & Resin TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1990

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