Just The Facts

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Our chainless conveyor technology maximizes efficiency and minimizes floor space.

Part variety is one of the strengths of this system. The overhead design, smart controls and flexible design allow parts to move forward and reverse within the system. Line speed variablility, loadbar vs. batching and recipe based coating are additional features that make the IntelliFinishing industrial paint system the stand-out system in the finishing industry.

Variable speed ability is the “brains” of our complete automated finishing system. Our easy-to-use computer panel makes changing formulations and recipes a snap. Different sizes and shapes of parts can all run on the system. The system allows you to leave parts longer in the washer, if necessary. Need a part to cure longer? It’s not a problem either.

Energy savings and labor savings to help your bottom line are an additional system bonus. The smart controls in the IntelliFinishing system let you control which parts of the system that run. Washer modules do not have to run constantly from start to end of shifts. If a smaller part only takes up one-third of the washer, then only that area operates. Plus, our washers have doors which open and close when a part enters and exits the treatment stage to reduce cross contamination. These features can save you up to 50% on resource usage.

Floor space is utilized with unique design features. The IntelliFinishing Liquid Coating System or Powder Coating System is a modular system that uses less building space to accomplish the same tasks as traditional systems. It also installs in half the time, getting our customers up and running quickly. Our most recent install was completed in just 39 days.

This complete finishing system for industrial manufacturing can be relocated easily, if necessary. Installing in phases, or as your production grows is also a key part of the unique design capabilities. The layout possibilities are endless.

Super Efficient Washers

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IntelliFinishing washers are designed for quick installation and are the most energy efficient in the industry.

The modular design gives us the ability to send the washers to our customers pre-fabricated, pre-wired, pre-plumbed and ready to put in place in your facility.

The control system technology provided with our washer modules is designed to save resources, chemicals and energy for our customers.

Industrial Washers – Modular, Pre-Fab, Pre-Plumbed, Pre-WIred

Lean Series Part III: Determining the Amount of Motion Waste in Paint Production Process

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Motion waste refers to the extra physical steps taken by employees and equipment to accommodate inefficient process layout, defects, reprocessing, overproduction or excess inventory. Additional and unnecessary motion takes time and adds no value to the product or service.

Moving and adding value is called work. Moving and not adding value is adding costs to your company and is motion waste.

IntelliFinishing removes motion waste simply by its technology and design. We know we cost more than an average Power and Free system. We are okay with that, because we know the value our completely automated finishing system adds to our customer’s production processes and profit margins.

Here is how we add value and help our customers remove motion waste:

  • SMALL FOOTPRINT
    Many of IntelliFinishing’s system layouts result in a smaller footprint than systems that use overhead monorail conveyors or power and free conveyors. A smaller footprint ultimately means less conveyor to maintain, less floor space operators have to cover and a reduction in the space requirements of your building. An Intellifinishing system can be designed within a smaller footprint because:

    • the conveyor does not have a chain so you don’t have to plan for the return chain
    • our conveyor moves forward and backward allowing you to spur parts to a masking area or load/unload area
    • we use shuttles or deadheads for large parts eliminating the need for large bulb turns
    • we give you flexibility within zones, allowing the conveyor to run faster or slower based on the process, eliminating the need for a large oven
  • LAYOUT DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
    When we are designing systems, we look for ways to share operators and resources between stations. In one system, we were able to position the mask and unmask stations next to each other, allowing for one person to perform both tasks. Frequently, the same resources may be used for loading and unloading since the system can stop in a zone without affecting other areas.
  • SYSTEM OVERVIEW DISPLAY AT ALL HMIs
    Operating stations track each carrier within each zone allowing you to quickly identify any issues and exactly where it is located, saving time and money in motion waste. Work instructions may also be displayed at stations and are useful for masking and labeling instructions.
  • SPEED UP THROUGH NON-VALUE ADDED ZONES
    IntelliFinishing complete paint systems give you the ability to move at variable speeds within zones, along with the value added option to stop the line within a zone or process without affecting the rest of the line, eliminating unnecessary movement of equipment.
  • DECREASED MOVEMENT EQUALS FEWER INJURIES
    With less overall movement by workers and equipment, the chance of injury decreases. Have you ever wondered how beneficial decreased movement can be to your bottom-line? For example, the average back injury (sprain/strain) can cost more than $10,000 in direct costs (National Safety Council Statistics) and anywhere from $30,000 up to $100,000 in indirect cost. The direct cost for all U.S. workers out of work due to Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs is estimated at $13-20 billion annually with indirect costs between $26-110 billion annually.