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.
OPERATION SYSTEM AUDIT
Paint offers a low cost yet extremely powerful tool for paint shop
engineers and management both to evaluate the operational efficiency of
an existing paint application process and to improve it.
Audits are tailored to your needs and are completely impartial to existing paint
application spray methods, equipment
manufacturers, and paint suppliers. Audits can focus on
addressing current issues, evaluating operational efficiency, and
improvements. They can include,
APPLICATION SYSTEM AUDIT
the efficiency and method of paint application.
the sequence of painting for optimal performance and quality.
actual paint to part transfer efficiency.
the level of paint and solvent waste generated.
the pre-finished parts quality and paintability.
quality control issues.
the level and types of finish defects and probable causes.
the uniformity of film builds.
overspray patterns on booth equipment contamination.
robot paint program efficiency.
conveyor utilization, including speed and part density.
production cycles and job sequencing efficiency.
paint and solvent supply and distribution system efficiency.
compressed air supply and distribution system efficiency.
operator and labor efficiency.
a comprehensive analysis of the entire paint shop, we offer these
additional audits. Not only can they identify potential
areas for improvement in each system, when viewed collectively,
they can often identify the best and most economical methods for
increasing paint shop productivity, quality, and operational
Pre-treatment system performance evaluation.
air velocity distribution and quality.
and exhaust air unit performances.
Oven performance evaluation.
OPERATIONS SYSTEM AUDIT
audits will also make use of relevant historical data, if available,
such as defect and reject rates, maintenance records, and other such information that
is useful to the audit process.
this data set is recorded, it will be analyzed and will provide the
foundation for a comprehensive report on the operational
efficiency of the system. This report can include, but is
not limited to, the following information.
Estimation of actual paint to part transfer efficiency.
Quantify levels of waste generated by respective processes.
Identify finish defects, calculate defect rates, and examine probable
Establish part film build distribution profiles.
existing system capacity, unit by unit.
Estimate existing system utilization, unit by unit.
Discuss existing system operational efficiency, unit by unit.
Estimate operating costs.
Estimate the cost of rework.
Estimate the cost of scrap.
Comprehensive discussion of all items listed above, under Paint
Application System Audit.
different types of paint application systems often have similar
processes, not all audit categories are applicable for every
system. For example, in manual spray applications, a part
film build distribution model in most cases is meaningless.
Each audit must necessarily be tailored to an individual system
and/or specific owner requests. The
results of this audit will be presented in strict confidentiality.
to the audit, and based on our extensive knowledge of efficient
and modern painting processes and technologies, NA Paint will
identify those areas of your existing system where productivity,
ecological, quality, or other economic improvements are possible
and project the net gain in each area. In this, our track
record speaks for itself. Most paint process we have
optimized have realized 30 to 50% increases in operational
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audits identify and quantify specific areas for efficiency,
process control gains. They support continuous improvement
and Six Sigma. Major opportunities can be identified in one
on the system and scope, some audits can be quite comprehensive and require several days of on-site assessment.
Most data is acquired during production although further
assessment during downtime is often necessary. Our auditor
requests the support of facility staff and management for the
timely provision of information and assistance.
service offers enormous potential value to North American
businesses and their communities. We also recognize that a healthy, efficient
paint shop is good for your business and ours,
and therefore make every effort to keep audit costs low.
you value such an audit, contact
us. For even small paintshops, payback for
our audits are generally measured in hours or days. While on
site, we can also document as-built system installation and
provide for a very reasonable fee, quick turn-a-round on as-built
pneumatic, affluent, or electrical drawings and flow schematics.