Mack’s Southern Division has made significant investments in its automated paint line at the Inman, S.C., facility, according to new president Bryan Campbell. “These expenditures have vastly improved paint delivery to the line, paint application, and part drying and conveyance,” says Campbell. “Additionally, we have switched paint products, improved the racking system, and added human resources.”
Specifically, the Inman plant has:
• Replaced bells and guns in the base and clear coat lines and the gun in the adhesive promoter line. These steps have resulted in improved transfer efficiency, saving paint and adding uptime on the line.
• Added an automatic fluid delivery system that delivers paint to the line from the mix room, eliminating the manual steps previously required. This has reduced color change-overs by 15 minutes/part, and reduced both solvent usage and hazardous waste disposal by 60 percent.
• Re-configured the oven layout to improve line speed and quality, and increase capacity.
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