Teamwork Displayed for Gas Meter Paint Finishing System

Teamwork Displayed for Gas Meter Paint Finishing System

Finishing system manufacturer and conveyor specialist work together to deliver innovative paint finishing solutions.  Pacline Conveyors has many years of experience working with paint finishing companies to improve their productivity through automation. Elite Air Systems specializes in manufacturing all types of high quality spray finishing systems, including spray booths, conveyor automated finishing systems, industrial paint kitchens, bake ovens and air make-up units. Mike Regalado from Elite Air Systems and Robert D’Alesio from Pacline Conveyors have been working together on paint finishing applications for some time now and have developed a good working relationship. Mike has extensive knowledge of the paint-finishing world and calls on the experts at Pacline Conveyors to provide the best conveyor options for their individual customer needs. Recently, Mike had a new project with his customer Angelo Radelja at Romet Ltd. Romet manufactures and supplies rotary gas meters and related instruments to gas utilities and customers around the world. Romet needed a new gas meter paint finishing system that would increase production capacity of their smaller sized gas meters.  Mike quickly contacted PACLINE to provide the conveyor design and equipment for this application.  Robert worked closely with both Angelo and Mike to come up with an efficient layout and drawing within the allowable space.    Prototype for custom part carrier developed by PACLINE Angelo’s idea to increase the production rate for his gas meters involved a new carrier that would to double the product carrying capacity.  Since Angelo had little time or resources to dedicate to this, Robert at PACLINE took on the task of designing the carrier to handle the gas meters on the new...
Overhead Conveyor Customer Success Story

Overhead Conveyor Customer Success Story

New integrator finds PACLINE conveyors easy to install for paint finishing customer A discussion with Art Koch of Unified Technologies Unified Technologies in Cleveland, Ohio has provided high quality shot blast equipment, washers, spare parts, technical support, service, and blast media since 1999. They provide a full range of shot blast and wash systems to handle the wide variety of customer applications. Art Koch, president of Unified Technologies was looking for the best conveyor product to recommend for his customer, Advanced Gas and Welding Solutions LLC. Advanced Gas and Welding Solutions needed to find a way to increase production by automating their process for painting gas propane bottles. Koch started with an on-line search and came across PACLINE’s video called Overhead Conveyor System Basics.  This gave him a quick overview of PACLINE’s overhead conveyors and led him to another video that very specifically demonstrated the exact application his customer was looking for!  – Wet Spray Finishing Conveyor System for Painting Propane Bottles. We asked Art to tell us about his first experience with PACLINE Overhead Conveyors.   What were your customer’s requirements of the new conveyor system? “The new conveyor was required to replace the existing manual paint system at Advance Gas and Welding Solutions. The paint finishing line included a propane bottle washer as well as a paint booth. Our customer required a complete system that would fully integrate the propane tank cleaning and painting processes.” Koch was unfamiliar with PACLINE and in fact had not ever sold a conveyor of this sort before. After reviewing the PACLINE website and a few product videos, Koch could see that the PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor could do what his customer required.Koch...
Power and Free Conveyor for Painting Automotive Parts

Power and Free Conveyor for Painting Automotive Parts

  Spraycon Inc. is a paint finishing integrator located in Concord, Ontario CANADA and has been in business for over 15 years. They develop and design turnkey systems for spray applications which could be paint, 1K systems, 2K systems or gluing operations. Their typical customers are tier 1 automotive companies. Spraycon Inc. has been one of the first companies to develop and utilize a system that incorporates an infrared ovens for paint curing. Challenge: Spraycon Inc. needed to supply a complete finishing system to handle 25 lb. machined automotive engine parts. The automotive customer required this final finishing system to spot paint their engine parts at 7 precise points where the part had been machined for attachments. In addition, the customer had a very tight layout for this system and a cycle requirement of 1 part per 80 seconds minimum. Solution: PACLINE had worked with Spraycon Inc. in the past to supply various conveyors systems for their paint finishing projects.  With no two projects ever the same, Ron Phillips (Pacline Project Engineer) worked closely with Mike Couteau at Spraycon Inc. to determine the best conveyor type and overall design to meet the needs of this automotive application. The required finishing system had 4 separate zones that needed to operate independently: Part loading Spray painting Curing Part Unload Due to the number of processes involved and the layout constraints, it was decided that a power and free or non-synchronous conveyor would offer the best solution. Why Power and Free conveying?  Unlike a continuous conveyor system, the power and free conveyor is dual-track system that allows for each load-carrying trolley set to...
Overhead Conveyor Automates Electroplating System

Overhead Conveyor Automates Electroplating System

PACLINE Overhead Conveyors has developed a pre-engineered system for handling the 10 to 12 foot long copper bars used in Electro-Plating shops. This sophisticated design has eliminated the necessity of using hand operated trolleys for the transfer of workloads to and from the hoist lines of plating tanks. The PAC-LINE™ overhead conveyor, using our standard No. 175 Bar Carrier Trolley, can transport loads in excess of 400 lbs. Our special design allows the 10 to 12 foot long work bar to manoeuver the standard radius curves of the overhead conveyor with ease. Loaded racks can be easily transferred from the overhead conveyor to the hoist for dipping as required. This system is designed to allow the transfer of the loaded work bar directly from the hoist to the overhead conveyor. This loading signals the conveyor to run until the empty No. 175 trolley is in position to receive the next loaded work bar from the plating line. The same system applies to the opposite end of the plating tanks. Loaded work bars are automatically delivered to the front of the line of plating tanks. The hoist can quickly pick up the loaded bar carrier, beginning the plating process. The entire conveyor system is synchronized to allow both the empty bar carrier and the loaded carrier to stop automatically at opposite ends of the elecroplating line, so that the loading and unloading of the hoist can be completed simultaneously between the conveyor’s cycles. This proven Electro-Plating system can substantially increase your production and at the same time eliminate unnecessary labor. For additional information on your specific requirements, contact us PACLINE...
Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

Conveyor for Powder Coating Paint Line System

Kinetics Furniture was one of the early innovators in powder coating technology 13 years ago when it began applying a modified powder on its hi-tech look contract furniture. The Rexdale, Ont., firm sells Canadian designed furniture by contract to hard-use customers such as airports, schools, hospitals, offices, etc. Why powder, as opposed to the time-honored use of chrome? The answer lies in the high gloss, durable finish. “We were quite taken with the information that was coming out of Britain and France at the time about powder, with its potential for a very high level finish,” says James Good, vice-president and general manager. “The thing that made our application fairly complicated was concern for the mass of material going through the oven, which had to be elevated to a fairly high temperature.” That is where trial and error entered the picture. The old adage that ‘the only way to do something right is to do it yourself’ is a sustaining belief held by Kinetics. The company went through eight years of system adjustments until it got it to a point that satisfied it’s zest for quality. The largest problem involved the number of air changes per minute the oven would require. Another key to Kinetics’ success lies in it’s ability to adapt developing technology to the line. The company has seen a 50 percent growth in sales in each of the last seven years, according to Good, and is currently on the third generation of equipment. The newest addition is a second Volstatic spray booth, designed to increase production by being utilized as an emergency booth for short runs....
Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

Conveyor Offers Many Advantages to Woodworking

An overhead conveyor offers many advantages over other methods of moving parts between various manufacturing operations. It can transport items through areas not accessible to workers, such as automatic spray booths and drying ovens, or where hazardous conditions exist. The weight carrying capacity is greater than any employee, and it does it without tiring or taking breaks. Often an enclosed overhead conveyor can be installed where a floor conveyor would be impractical. When there is a need to temporarily hold work-in-progress, carriers can be switched to recirculating loops or storage spurs until needed. Safety devices can be installed on inclined sections to control runaway carriers in the event of chain breakage. Specializing in overhead conveyors for woodworking applications, PACLINE’s pre-engineered standard conveyor components feature an enclosed-track design and bolt-together construction. The conveyor chain travels within an enclosed track, where it is protected from the plant environment. The extremely low-friction design of the chain makes it possible to power long systems from a single drive. Because the drive system is one of the most important components, PACLINE conveyors incorporate a unique caterpillar drive unit, which can be placed in most the convenient location. It is not restricted to corner placement, as is typical in many systems. Another feature of PACLINE systems is the elimination of sprocket turns that, in addition to being dangerous, are also costly and difficult to install and maintain. Published in Canadian Woodworking, November 1989 GET MORE INFORMATION   Your Name (required): Your Company: Your Phone: Your Email (required): Tell us about your project: This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service...