Complete Paint System Open House – Albers Finishing & Solutions

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Interested in learning more about IntelliFinishing’s powder coating or liquid paint systems? Join us on March 24, 2016 and see our newest installation in full production mode at Albers Finishing & Solutions in Cheney, KS. Our IntelliFinishing team will be available all to day to answer questions and highlight all of the features we offer in our complete finishing systems.

Albers open house

Albers Finishing & Solutions, located in Cheney, Kansas, would like to announce they will host an open house at their facility located at
38628 West 15th St. South
Cheney Kansas 
10am to 3pm on March 24, 2016
RSVP

Cheney is located 30 miles west of Wichita on Highway 400.

Review a simulation and to sign up, visit www.intellifinishing.com/albers.

Albers Finishing & Solutions provides liquid paint services to regional and national customers. The highly automated paint line has a part window of 2’W x 4’H x 8’L and can handle up to 500lbs of weight on each load bar.  Albers Finishing & Solutions was created in response to a local manufacturer who had a need to provide a finished product but didn’t want to stray from their core business by adding paint inside their operation. Albers Finishing & Solutions took on the challenge of solving the client’s needs while at the same time building a versatile facility that can serve many industries.
Currently, the liquid paint line is capable of painting 2,000 to 3,000 parts per day and features an automated conveyor that moves load bars forward and reverse or even stops them independently of every other load bar in the system, a three-stage wash, dry off oven, two paint booths equipped with Fanuc robots applying liquid primer and paint via automated paint mix equipment, a dual-lane energy-efficient cure oven and a load-assist lifter.

The line was designed and installed by IntelliFinishing based out of Salina, KS. Woody Miller, IntelliFinishing’s project manager states, “This paint system offers some of the best and newest advances in the industry. With advanced automation and controls, energy efficiencies, and floor space savings, the cost to paint each part is less than other systems. This is a very high-end system, located here in Cheney. Other manufacturers are struggling with their “monument” systems and would love to have a system like this.”

IntelliFinishing teamed up with Downey Consulting, a local company in designing the following for the system: load-assist lifter, carriers, loadbars, hangars and a rotator mechanism in each paint booth. The parts are hung on a custom loadbar with a spinner wheel, and spun utilizing the air operated (intrinsically safe) rotator.  All of this is controlled by the PLC.  The wireless lifter mechanism is capable of removing the loadbar from the carrier fully loaded with parts, placing finished product on racks, or changing loadbars for a different type/style of part.  This allows the ultimate in flexibility of the system.

Bret Albers of Albers Finishing & Solutions states, “Albers Finishing & Solutions will be launching with some of the latest technology available in the paint industry.  The IntelliFinishing system provides the ultimate in flexibility, automation and energy saving features.  Being fully automated and robotic allows us to provide clients with a consistent product each and every time. On top of that IntelliFinishing has the best support team in the business.  Their design team, installation crew, programming staff and marketing are second to none.”

“In addition to superior quality and consistency, companies choosing Albers Finishing & Solutions will also experience the ultimate in customer service.  Our goal is to be your partner, not just another contractor.  We understand how important turnaround times, communication on the status of your product, quality control, and proper packing are to the success of your business so come by and check us out to see what we can do for you,” explains Bret Albers.

Plans to expand the business include powder coating and anodizing processes.

The owners of Albers Finishing & Solutions have been involved in other businesses including: Art’s & Mary’s Tater Chips, Leadfoot Express Transport and D’Mario’s Pizza Outlets.

 

Old Technology. New Technology.

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New vs Old
Why use 40-year-old technology in your new paint system?

Why Use Old Technology on a New Finishing System?

Are you still using old technology when painting parts? We invite you to take a look at some of the new technology that is out there and apply the benefits it can bring to your particular situation!

Visit www.intellifinishing.com where you can take a look at what new technology has to offer when you require a turnkey liquid paint system, powder coating system or an automated paint system.

Alternative to Power and Free Conveyor

IntelliFinishing Complete Paint Systems are an exciting alternative to power and free systems.

We want to share with you a few of the advantages you can expect when replacing your traditional power and free or monorail systems with the newest technology for industrial paint system replacement.

Floor Space Savings

One of the benefits that our customers and potential customers talk a lot about is the amount of floor space that can be saved. In some cases, as much as 43%. By eliminating bulb turns, shuttles used in new technology can decrease your footprint exponentially, which can add up to thousands of dollars of savings. If you are processing large parts, our shuttle demo should move to the top of your “to-do list” right now.

No Chain

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Conveyor is propelled with spinning tube – no chain

Our industrial paint systems are “chain free”. (They are also awesome). No chain means no extra space is needed for the return chain as in a power & free system. Awesome because, your footprint just got smaller again!

On this same note, no chain means the ability to reverse – AND – no messy oil dripping on your parts or collecting dust.

Virtually Noiseless

Another cost-saving benefit, especially for large manufacturing companies, could come in the form of dollars spent supplying employees with hearing protection. One of our customer’s finishing systems is less than 75db, which resulted in the removal of employees from a hearing conservation program. Being a “no chain” system means no dogs or buffer zones, and that equates to: no metal carriers crashing into each other, further reducing noise.

Variable Speeds

A turnkey powder coating system provided by IntelliFinishing makes part sway a thing of the past! New technology with variable frequency drives (VFD) controls the conveyor’s motion, and Smart Controls allow for variable speeds and independently controlled zones for different recipes. New technology gives you the ability to monitor and track parts at ANY point in the system. (Seriously, you need to take a look at one of our demos of an automated powder coating system).

Layout Options

Our switches provide layout options just like the old technology, but additionally, a switch in a complete finishing system provided by IntelliFinishing can be used to deadhead, providing even more layout processing options. (Have you picked up the phone to schedule a demo yet?)

Energy Savings

With the new technology used in an IntelliFinishing complete finishing system, the conveyor runs only when the carrier is present. Additionally, the supporting process equipment, like a washer, also only runs when a part is present.

Modular and Expandable

We all intend for our business to grow. Will your “old” technology grow with you? Our “new” technology will. The modular design of an IntelliFinishing system allows for easily expandable floor plan. As your company grows, your production levels change. Our turnkey finishing systems grow with you and additional processes or applications can be installed quickly. Call us.

A Plan for Every Part

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A Plan for Every Part©

Ever wish you had a different finishing line for every type of part you have to paint or powder coat? Large heavy parts take more time to process than small thin ones. Some parts require additional masking and others don’t. Different chemistry is required for different types of metals… the list seems to be endless.

IntelliFinishing has presented to a variety of audiences recently and manufacturers are impressed with the “Plan for Every Part©” technology. Each item you process gets the best finish available, just like the system was built specifically for that part.

Unlike traditional finishing systems where the system is built for your longest or heaviest part, which results in over-baking of other parts; the IntelliFinishing finishing system provides capabilities that are unmatched in the finishing industry.

With conveyors that move load bars of parts at varying speeds which are based on the parts’ unique size and material, an IntelliFinishing system offers capabilities in ONE LINE that would take MULTIPLE LINES for traditional systems. Customers have been amazed at what can be accomplished with layouts that are not limited by a one-way, one-speed conveyor.

The IntelliFinishing system is not for everyone.

  • Do you finish a variety of sizes of parts?
  • Do you finish parts that are made from different materials?
  • Do your processes for finishing ever change?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you may want to see how an IntelliFinishing system is rocking the world of finishing. Contact us at info@intellifinishing.com.

Part II: Changing the “Game”! – Improving Paint System Design

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The capabilities of the IntelliFinishing turnkey system are numerous, as are the features this system has.  Having the ability to move parts in individual areas forward and backward, as well as moving at different speeds, without affecting the rest of your line has been a key element in understanding the savings benefit of the IntelliFinishing System.  Not only does this save in floor space usage, it also saves in energy costs, and chemical and water usage.

Imagine if you could only drive your vehicle in the forward direction, at one speed which is based on the vehicle driving in front of you…this scenario limits your abilities to get where you want to go. So why have a finishing system with that same limitation? Give us a call at 888-886-6363 or email us at info@intellifinishing.com. We’ll take the time to talk to you about your needs, answer any questions you have about the IntelliFinishing System and design a system that meets and exceeds your expectations.

Part I: Changing the “Game”! – Improving Paint System Design

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Part I: Changing the “Game”! – Improving Paint System Design

IntelliFinishing has had a great start in the introduction of our new industrial paint system. We’ve had a fantastic response from numerous companies that do industrial coating. I think our favorite comment so far has been, “Wow! Seriously,…I can do that?” It was a great “ah-ha” moment.

IntelliFinishing is really changing how people think about finishing systems. We know it is hard to pull your mind from the way a finishing system has always been; stationary, single speed, single direction, take it or leave it type systems. Once you understand the IntelliFinishing system, it will shatter your preconceived notions and known limitations of what a paint finishing system has been. 

Here are some highlights from the Paint System Designs we’ve created:

  1. Opened up three bays of floor space, that’s 1200 sq. ft., utilizing our advanced conveyor and system technology, while also adding additional process equipment.
  2. Fit an entire Powder Coating system; load/unload area, 3-stage washer, dry-off oven, cooling areas, powder booth, cure oven and bias banking into a 2,540 sq. ft. area to process a 19’ long part.
  3.  Designed a complete liquid and powder system as one singular system; giving the customer ultimate flexibility to run their ever changing parts. When their customer demand needs more liquid painted, it wasn’t a problem; and if that afternoon they needed to run parts through powder for another customer, it could all be done on the same system.

We have had a fantastic time developing these paint system designs and implementing them for our customers.  It has allowed us to share our knowledge and excitement about the IntelliFinishing system, as well as expand our technology to meet the ever changing needs industrial finishing companies face, and trust us; there have been some interesting challenges!  The solutions we have developed due to the flexibility of our system have brought about a number of “ah-ha” moments from our customers as their conventional understanding of conveyors and finishing systems is quite suddenly thrown out the window.

Give us a call at 888-886-6363 or email us at info@intellifinishing.com and let us know about your challenge!

Rachel Snyder

Engineering & Sales Coordinator

IntelliFinishing