Custom coater powder
application: How control
systems can boost efficiency
On any given day, a custom coater processes an array of parts through the finishing line. It can be an onerous
task dealing with the various gun settings for all the different parts. This article discusses the various benefits of control systems to speed up the process for better efficiencies. It discusses part identification and gun triggering controls, as well as creating part recipes to handle multiple parts on one line.
Sophisticated controls surround us in our daily lives.
From the nearest ATM at the drive-up window and the neighborhood grocery where we use touch screens to get through the checkout line, to our homes where dozens of remotes provide control for cooking and entertainment and virtually everything in between. When it comes to coating parts, however, the world seems a bit more primitive, with lots of manual buttons and dials. This article surveys past, present, and future control technology for powder systems.