Curing

advice for drying rooms and powder coating

 

 

Making The Process Simple - Curing

Making The Process Simple

Adapting to Your Business Needs

Drying Rooms / Tunnel Ovens / Box Ovens & Flash Off Areas:

1 If required we can provide a supply only service

2 Full Turnkey Analysis / Flow Test - 3D AutoCad Design - Project Management - Installation - Aftercare Service is our tried and tested solution for business

Choose Ultrimax as your partner for drying improvements. We'll ensure zero product surplus, reduction in drying time and energy consumption from £15000+vat

Case Study 2 - Compact & Bale Spray Booth and Powder Coating Unit

Case Study - Compact & Bale

Waste Machinery Specialist Upgrades Spraying Operation

  • Company Compact & Bale is a large scale sprayer of waste machinery and plant such as balers
  • Challenge Requirement to increase capability for wet spraying and shot blasting booth
  • Solution Full 10m wide 3 tier extraction system for wet spray with ability to fully enclose
  • Installation Full shot blasting booth, fully enclosed with oversize doors to allow large machinery
  • Performance Ability to shot blast and wet spray side by side. Increased productivity

 

Case Study 1 - Ardagh Glass Spray Booth

Case Study - Ardagh Glass

Leading Glass Supplier Ardagh - Required a Bespoke Spray Booth and Sound Level Solution

  • Company Ardagh Glass is a large glass and bottle producer for companies around the world.
  • Challenge Produce a HSE and Building Regulations compliant spray booth to paint tooling components,situated in the middle of a busy workspace.
  • Solution Design a highly visible white ISO clad spray booth with lower decible fan
  • Installation 2 metre wide, 2 tier extraction chamber ensures all fumes extract successfully to atmosphere through the roof
  • Performance Lower decible fan system developed to keep spray booth with safe working practises

 

Case Study 3 - Form Group Leicestershire

Case Study - Midlands Joinery Manufacturer

Joinery Spraying Specialist reduces Drying Times by 40%

  • Company: Midlands Based manufacturer of bespoke joinery
  • Challenge Faced: Paint production couldn't keep up with main production line causing bottlenecks
  • Solution: Assess, advise current facilities and techniques, build new finishing plant
  • Installation: New Cefla Mito autospray line installed with flash off area and drying room
  • Performance: Energy saving of up 60% and 40% improvement in drying time. 7 day installation time including re-commissioning with LEV Test.

 

Case Studies Form Group Drying Room - Main

Case Study - Drying Room

Improving automation and curing times with a 40% improvement - Featured in the Furniture Journal September 2022

  • Company: Midlands Based manufacturer of bespoke
  • Challenge Faced: Paint production couldn't keep up with main production line causing bottlenecks
  • Solution: Assess, advise current facilities and techniques, build new finishing plant
  • Installation: New Cefla Mito autospray line installed with flash off area and drying room
  • Performance: Energy saving of up 60% and 40% improvement in drying time. 7 day installation time including re-commissioning with LEV Test.

 

FAQ's about Drying Rooms, Box Ovens and Tunnel Ovens

Buying or improving a drying facility can be a complex decision for any company. Will production speed be matched with drying time? Will energy use sky rocket and will the facility be legally able to handle more paint facilities? Check out some frequently asked questions about finishing plants and see if the answers help you.

 

Q: Why are spray booth drying times important?

A: Drying times are vital for any business that’s using a drying room in a production process. Ample drying time is essential to achieving a high quality of paint finish on all sprayed products. There are two ways to ensure your drying time actually saves you money, after the spray job:•Maintain a low humidity – high humidity slows evaporation and thus drying times•Maintain even heat distribution – this is achieved through even supply and distribution of airflow A balance between ample drying time and proper heat distribution is vital for a top-class finish in all products, and an efficient output of work.

Q: What makes a good drying room?

A: There are a few options to consider, to make your drying room more effective.1.Improve the heating mechanism in the drying room2.Vent the room more efficiently with a stronger extractor fan3.Consider a dehumidifier as a component in the room

Q: How many types of industrial tunnel ovens are there?

A: The tunnel oven comes in two categories, direct gas fired, and indirect gas fired.•Direct gas fired – this type cures products using zoned temperature controls that even-out the heat, to regulate the heating chambers.•Indirect gas fired – this type cures products using the ambient heat that comes from burners firing into strategically placed combustion chambers.

Q: How big are industrial tunnel ovens?

A: This will depend entirely on the dimensions of the material that needs to be coated, and the production capacity. Ultrimax will custom-build a tunnel oven to suit your business, and your specifications.

Q: What are the benefits of using a tunnel oven for spray painting?

A: There are a range of benefits that come from using tunnel ovens in your curing process. These include:•Decreased curing times for high output, and lowered costs•Evenly distributed heat for thicker, more uniform coatings and better-quality curing•Tunnel ovens require less maintenance

Q: What are the benefits of using a tunnel oven for spray painting?

A: There are a range of benefits that come from using tunnel ovens in your curing process. These include:•Decreased curing times for high output, and lowered costs•Evenly distributed heat for thicker, more uniform coatings and better-quality curing•Tunnel ovens require less maintenance

Q: How long does it take to heat up a tunnel oven?

A: Typically, tunnel ovens take 25 to 35 minutes at a set temperature to reach optimum curing status.

Q: How does a box oven help improve the quality of the paint finish?

A: Through the use of a uni-flow air distribution system, box ovens are able to distribute heated air on both sides of the unit. This is essentially heat transfer technology, or a highly efficient use of heat. The advantage to this system is two-fold – heat efficiency means energy saving and cost saving.

Q: How does a box oven help improve the quality of the paint finish?

A: Through the use of a uni-flow air distribution system, box ovens are able to distribute heated air on both sides of the unit. This is essentially heat transfer technology, or a highly efficient use of heat. The advantage to this system is two-fold – heat efficiency means energy saving and cost saving.

Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when using a box oven?

A: Apart from not sticking to an established maintenance plan, one of the most common mistakes when using an oven - often leading to failures of several components - is restricting the airflow. This effectively changes the temperature profile of the oven, which leads to overheating and often costly break downs. Care must always be taken to check ventilation, inspect the oven chamber, and ensure the duct work is functioning.

Q: How hot do box ovens get?

A: A box oven usually heats up to about 180 to 200 degrees Celsius.

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