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Paint system improves production flow

Paint system improves production flow 18 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY February 1991 A new paint system, custom designed to meet the production requirements of MF Industrial's new £1 million-plus spray plant for construction machines at Old Trafford, Manchester, has been developed by Macpherson Industrial Coatings. The principal requirement was to produce a state-of- the-art finish suitable for spraying all components, from the smallest up t o one an d a hal f tonne skid units , prior to assembly. The main product — about 75 per cent of production — is the tractor digger loader (TDL), the remainder consisting of industrial tractor loaders, industrial tractors and driveline componentry for O.E.M. customers (original equipment manufacturers). Previously a stovin g ename l wa s used fo r sheet metal and component s such as dipper arms , whil e the chassis for several years had been painted with a two-pack non-isocyanate enamel. No primer was employed. The ne w plant wa s introduced t o streamline production and reduce unit costs. A single paint system for all products wa s requested, employing a primer and a top coat. Macpherso n submitted a range of possible systems whic h wer e evaluated i n depth , wit h back-up testing and costing. then continue with a high leve of technical support The system chosen was a one-pack primer and an during years of on-going manufacture." advanced two-pack non-isocyanate top coat, improved The paint plant wa s designed, procured, installed and to meet th e requirements of th e ne w plant design. Graco spray application equipment was selected by MF, commissioned by Haden Drysys Technical Services in employing air assisted airless guns with appropriate seven months from commencement of the project, reflecting the high level of co-operation and direct mixing facilities for the top coat. communication between all the parties concerned. Components are loaded onto a continuous conveyor wit h an oval configuration, the n pre-treated t o clean th e Details: Macpherson Industrial Coatings, Kelvin Way, metal. Sprayers work in pairs, one on each side, using West Bromwich , Wes t Midlands B7 0 7JZ. Tel : 021-525 - hand guns. Th e components are flash primed and, after 5665 . 15 minutes, given their top coating. After flashing off for a furthe r 15 minutes, they spend 3 0 minutes in a 210f t force dryin g oven at 100 ° C before being cooled and off-loaded, ready for assembly. The principal constraint in developing the new two- pack top coat wa s for a curin g an d hardening tim e whic h could be accelerated by low temperature stoving to the short period required by MF Industrial. Confidence confirmed The result, according to MF Industrial's Joh n Whittle, is a tough, good looking finish, consistent in texture, wearing qualities and the characteristic yellow colour, requiring the minimum of touching-up after assembly. "Elimination of a post-assembly final overspray is an important part of improving the process flow" , he said. "Ou r previous experience with Macpherson non- isocyanate coatings confirmed our confidence that the ne w advanced system woul d offer even greater benefit to our customers." "Thi s application demonstrates the care w e take to match th e most rigorous requirements of the customer," said Mike Smith, general manager of Macpherson Industrial Coatings. "Its success reflects our unrivalled technical back-up and the experience in working creatively wit h clients and plant suppliers. W e stay wit h the job until w e are absolutely sure w e have got it right, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pigment & Resin Technology Emerald Publishing

Paint system improves production flow

Pigment & Resin Technology , Volume 20 (2): 1 – Feb 1, 1991

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0369-9420
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18 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY February 1991 A new paint system, custom designed to meet the production requirements of MF Industrial's new £1 million-plus spray plant for construction machines at Old Trafford, Manchester, has been developed by Macpherson Industrial Coatings. The principal requirement was to produce a state-of- the-art finish suitable for spraying all components, from the smallest up t o one an d a hal f tonne skid units , prior to assembly. The main product — about 75 per cent of production — is the tractor digger loader (TDL), the remainder consisting of industrial tractor loaders, industrial tractors and driveline componentry for O.E.M. customers (original equipment manufacturers). Previously a stovin g ename l wa s used fo r sheet metal and component s such as dipper arms , whil e the chassis for several years had been painted with a two-pack non-isocyanate enamel. No primer was employed. The ne w plant wa s introduced t o streamline production and reduce unit costs. A single paint system for all products wa s requested, employing a primer and a top coat. Macpherso n submitted a range of possible systems whic h wer e evaluated i n depth , wit h back-up testing and costing. then continue with a high leve of technical support The system chosen was a one-pack primer and an during years of on-going manufacture." advanced two-pack non-isocyanate top coat, improved The paint plant wa s designed, procured, installed and to meet th e requirements of th e ne w plant design. Graco spray application equipment was selected by MF, commissioned by Haden Drysys Technical Services in employing air assisted airless guns with appropriate seven months from commencement of the project, reflecting the high level of co-operation and direct mixing facilities for the top coat. communication between all the parties concerned. Components are loaded onto a continuous conveyor wit h an oval configuration, the n pre-treated t o clean th e Details: Macpherson Industrial Coatings, Kelvin Way, metal. Sprayers work in pairs, one on each side, using West Bromwich , Wes t Midlands B7 0 7JZ. Tel : 021-525 - hand guns. Th e components are flash primed and, after 5665 . 15 minutes, given their top coating. After flashing off for a furthe r 15 minutes, they spend 3 0 minutes in a 210f t force dryin g oven at 100 ° C before being cooled and off-loaded, ready for assembly. The principal constraint in developing the new two- pack top coat wa s for a curin g an d hardening tim e whic h could be accelerated by low temperature stoving to the short period required by MF Industrial. Confidence confirmed The result, according to MF Industrial's Joh n Whittle, is a tough, good looking finish, consistent in texture, wearing qualities and the characteristic yellow colour, requiring the minimum of touching-up after assembly. "Elimination of a post-assembly final overspray is an important part of improving the process flow" , he said. "Ou r previous experience with Macpherson non- isocyanate coatings confirmed our confidence that the ne w advanced system woul d offer even greater benefit to our customers." "Thi s application demonstrates the care w e take to match th e most rigorous requirements of the customer," said Mike Smith, general manager of Macpherson Industrial Coatings. "Its success reflects our unrivalled technical back-up and the experience in working creatively wit h clients and plant suppliers. W e stay wit h the job until w e are absolutely sure w e have got it right,

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Pigment & Resin TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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