production rates from the line. Can beat H-attachment
mounted tooling by 20%- 50%. This provides necessary capacity increases
in existing systems, and will permit new systems to be built smaller
first pass transfer efficiency.
Having a "solid wall" of parts in front of the guns at
all times gets a maximum percentage of sprayed powder onto the parts
and a minimum onto the booth walls, floor, and overspray collection
advantages of better FPTE are reduced powder residence time in the
booth, which reduces exposure to foreign material contamination,
and reduced squeegeeing of the booth walls and floors to get the
oversprayed powder back into the collection system.
accurate gun-to-part spacing. Racks don’t “dog-trot”
through the corona zone in front of the guns.
robbing between vertical edges. As vertical edges of the
work envelope of the racks are brought within 2"-4" of
each other, the high current density surrounding the edges is brought
much closer to the average value at the center of the envelope.
This reduces the haloing or picture framing tendency which would
otherwise cause heavier film deposition on these edges.
incline and decline capability at no loss in
capacity. This is advantageous if equipment modifications
impose routing constraints on the inclines and declines of an existing
system, or if heat-seal washers and ovens with bottom entry are
used in the design of a new system.
of rotators and/or c-hooks. Two or four detent positioned
rotators, with manual, star wheel, or torpedo actuation, can be
used with the continuous load bar Angle Pivot™ system at any
time, to facilitate coverage or to ease the loading and unloading
of the tools. C-Hooks with sanitary pans below the load bar row
may also be employed for an additional increment of cleanliness
in the washer-through-oven portion of the system.
installation. With proper advance preparations, conversion
of a line to the Angle Pivot™ system can be accomplished over
a long weekend or a vacation shutdown.
equipment maintenance time. Taking a three-shift painting
operation to two shifts will enable necessary routine maintenance
and cleaning to be performed on the third shift. This will increase
yield percentages of good parts on the two production shifts, and
will probably help solve the supervision problem that all third
shift production operations seem to share.