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North American Paint Applications

Specializing in Industrial Paint Process Optimization

 

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  - Paint Process Optimization

  - Paint System Audit

  - Paint System Specification

    a Paint Color Change Efficiency

    a Paint Shop Throughput

    a Paint Overspray Reduction

    a Painting Robot Paths

    a Paint Finish Quality

    a Paint System Troubleshooting

    a Painting System Automation

  - Paint Supply & Delivery Systems

    a Dead Head Paint Supply

    a Recirculating Paint Supply

    a Flexible Colors Paint Delivery

    a Piggable Paint Supply System

    a Self-Flushing Paint Systems

    a Oil Free Paint Supply

    a Paint Sheer Reduction

    a Spray Booth Waste Collection

  - RoboGuide PaintPro Simulation

  - ABB RobotStudio for Paint 

  - Paint Flow Control

  - 2 or 3K Paint Dispensing Systems

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Since 2008, our customers have created over a thousand jobs in paint finishing, opened new facilities, expanded existing ones, and brought millions in production back to the USA.  Improved paint finishing operations have added greater than $300 million to their businesses.  The average NAPaint project ROI is less than 5 months.  Annual benefit can exceed tens of millions.

 

 

FANUC ROBOGUIDE PAINTPRO SIMULATION

 

There are many tools available for the development of efficient automation.  Fanuc's RoboGuide PaintPro simulation software is tailored specifically for Fanuc paint robots and accessories.  Production programs, automation cells, and processes can both be developed, evaluated, and cycle tested offline and off site.  

 

Skilled programmers can do the bulk of the paint robot pathwork and other robot related process controls without production downtime.  This reduces the cost of the paint automation process development, eliminates risk of production and equipment damage, and speeds development.  It also provides a neat way to illustrate the impact of efficient automation to operating costs.  If you sense that your paint application process could be more efficient and productive, then the following video and analysis may interest you.

 

PROJECT:  HARD TOP AND FREEDOM PANELS

 

A manufacturer of large hard tops and panels inquired about improving their paint process.  During a 1-day site audit, NAPaint identified areas where  improvements could be implemented.

 

 

With existing equipment, improvements,: 

  • Increase the rate at which good parts are produced by 125%.

  • Decrease paint used per part by 55%.

  • Eliminate 90% of paint overspray.

  • Eliminate most manual spray.

  • Eliminate 95% of robot and conveyor crashes.

  • Reduce total system downtime by more than half.

  • Achieve superior quality in every category.

  • ROI less than 3 months.

  • Later installed spray booth temperature and humidity controls.

All work was done during and with only favorable impact to production.

 

This is another NAPaintShop benefit.  Thanks for watching. 

 

 

PROJECT:  ROCKER PANELS

 

A finisher of rocker panels acquired new business that required 2 component paint finishing.  This upgrade (by others) immediately demonstrated that is was not capable of supporting production.  Paint lines and equipment quickly became clogged with catalyzed paint, color changes were long and inefficient, critical automation of preset controls were rendered inoperable, and the solvent / waste recovery system plugged frequently.  During a 1-day site audit, NAPaint identified the major system issues and cost-effective remediation.

 

 

With existing equipment, improvements,: 

  • Increase the rate at which good parts are produced by 263% (two hundred sixty three percent).

  • Decrease paint used per part by 78.3%.

  • Eliminate 90% of paint overspray.

  • Full automation, no manual spray.

  • Implement fast and efficient color change process.

  • Configure waste / solvent recovery system for reliable operation .

  • Implement cap clean cycles without line stoppage.

  • Reduce total system downtime by more than half.

  • Achieve superior quality in every category.

All work was done during and with only favorable impact to production.

 

This is another NAPaintShop benefit.  Thanks for watching. 

 

 

PROJECT:  REAR HATCH LIGHT PANELS

 

A manufacturer of light panels inquired about improving their paint process.  During a 1-day site audit, NAPaint identified areas where  improvements could be implemented.

 

 

Without modifying equipment or painting strokes, improvements,: 

  • Increase the rate at which good parts are produced by 49.5%.

  • Decrease paint used per part by 40%.

  • Reduce scrap by 26%.

  • Eliminate 90% of paint overspray.

Forty percent of the paint used in the original production paint process formed paint overspray, contaminating the spray booth, flash tunnels, and ovens.  Spray painting is now repositioned to the center of the booth which normal booth downdraft can efficiently remove.  Paint application process parameters did not change.  Submission for production part approval (PPAP) was not necessary.

 

This is another NAPaintShop benefit.  Thanks for watching. 

 

 

PROJECT:  MARINE OUTBOARD MOTOR COVER

 

A manufacturer of marine outboard motor covers inquired about improving their paint process.  During a 1-day site audit, NAPaint identified areas where improvements could be implemented.

 

 

Without major modifications to equipment, improvements, 

  • Increase the rate at which good parts are produced by 44.4%.

  • Decrease paint used per part by more than half.

  • Eliminate labor for manual spray and much finesse work.

  • Eliminate 90% of paint overspray.

  • Achieve improved appearance in every category.

More than half of the paint used in the original production paint process formed paint overspray, contaminating the spray booth, flash tunnels, and ovens.  Filters plugged and air balance shifted.  Dirt was prevalent.  Yearly, tons of unnecessary solvent vapors including VOCs and HAPs were pumped into the skies above the plant. 

 

This is another NAPaintShop benefit.  Thanks for watching. 

 

 

 

 

  

 


 

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