THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



Use Fluid Process Control to Gain 2+ Hours of Daily Run Time

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM


We talk a lot about the new reality for coil coaters. Their customers are demanding smaller lot sizes and more frequent shipments. Often they are asking for delivery of just a portion of a coil!

This has driven coil coating runtimes down proportionately. The average coating system run is now less than one hour. In turn, this translates into 1–2 color changes per hour. And if you do the math on that, it extends out to more than 30 color changes per day!

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Topics: PCM, fluid process control