New Automatic Spray Finishing Line
At Dresser Mouldings we strive for differentiation, offering cutting edge technology and top quality production systems.
Back in Spring 2014, we engaged with Schuberts, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of turnkey finishing systems, in a modernisation project for their spray finishing requirements.
After discussions and exhaustive live tests, an order was placed for a new Schubert-Makor profile finishing line.
The new finishing line is special in many ways; It allows hand feeding of product up to 300mm wide and 4200mm long. The spray machine is fitted with 2 separate spray circuits which allows a quick colour change. The line is able to deal with MDF, softwood, hardwood and exterior timber cladding products. In accordance with our environmental policy, the new automatic coatings line is designed to run exclusively with waterbased paint and clear lacquer top coats.
Specially fitted with anthropomorphic arms, the Makor IRIDE 306 spray machine is able to coat all 4 sides in one pass and with special outfeed roller conveyors, means no marking on the underside of the products.
The IRIDE 306 also comes with a special Teflon-coated pull-out internal trolley system on wheels to allow easy access to key parts and easy cleaning of overspray tubs and gun systems.
The sanding machine is fitted with 4 x Flex-Trim brush sanding heads where quality is paramount. There are many cheaper copies of Flex-Trim on the market but where quality matters most, there is no substitute. The sanding machine will not only pre-sand but also de-nibb after the first coat has been cured in the hot air oven system.
A temperature resistant Kevlar mesh infeed conveyor, before the spray machine, allows pre-heating modules to be incorporated, aiding rapid drying and promoting adhesion of certain waterbased coatings.
Special bi-conical outfeed rollers after the spray machine allow the processing of 4-sided wet product (where necessary) without marking on the underside. Finally a cross-transfer conveyor and hot air drying oven complete the system.
The line is more than capable of running up to 60m/min, but normally will run at 40m/min to give the best quality finish and to give the operators time to check the quality of each piece produced.
Mark Schubert says that “Dresser Mouldings have been a pleasure to work with from start to finish. They had a clear objective with the new spray facility and saw a clear gap in the market for high quality contract finishing across the UK. They were fantastic onsite and helped our engineering team install the new finishing facility within a working week. I am convinced that Dresser will find many new customers and be able to offer the UK timber market with an unrivalled level of service and quality for sprayed wooden products.”
Bill Gunn of Dresser Mouldings says “”Having exhausted the market looking for the right coating/spray applicator, the name of Schuberts kept coming to the top of our list. Having spent 3 full days at the Makor factory in Italy carrying out a range of live tests, we came away knowing we had found the right machinery and working partners in Schuberts. Since the installation, we have been delighted by the professional and hands-on approach given by Schubert engineers and staff. Dresser Mouldings were already a market leader in external water based coatings, however we lacked the ability to compete on internal water based lacquered coatings. Having now purchased the Makor IRIDE 306 spray-line, it has transformed the company’s ability to offer both internal & external water based stains and lacquers”.