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    Advanced PCM Coating Technology Cuts Setups, Quality Checks

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    With the coil coating marketplace, including industrial coating industries, moving in the direction of more frequent deliveries of smaller and smaller lot sizes, often involving custom colors, the importance of color changes, setups and quality checks has never been greater.

    Addressing these requirements in a time of increasing price pressure requires a re-examination of the whole coating application process to ensure that only the best practices and most reliable coating technology are being employed.

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    Topics: Coating Technology, PCM

    PCM Boosts Fluid Process Control, Lowers Cleaning Costs

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    In our blog, "3 Reasons Coil Coating System Cleaning Costs are Increasing" we revealed that, as the title implies, the three primary reasons that cleaning costs are increasing are:

    • Short runs / small lot sizes
    • Frequent deliveries
    • Custom colors
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    Topics: coil coating, PCM

    4 Ways PCM Reduces Partial Drums in Industrial Finishing

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    Dealing with partial drum storage and handling is the bane of everyone in industrial coating industries, but it is greater for coil coaters than for any other industrial finishing method. The increased number of partial drums generated in the coil coating process represents a significant overhead cost in a low-margin process. In order to deal with the problem, it is important to understand where and how these originate.

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    Topics: Industrial finishing, Coating Technology, PCM

    3 Ways the PCM Improves How Coil Coating Systems Handle Color Changes

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    As with virtually all decorative industrial coating operations, color changes are a fact of life for coil coating systems. In our recent blog titled, “6 Ways Changing Colors Can Disrupt Coating Technology,” we discussed the many issues associated with frequent color changes. In this segment, we’ll look at a new way to address those issues.

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    Topics: coil coating, PCM

    Increase Run Time: Add the PCM to Coil Coating Fluid Process

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    “Reduce Downtime” is the mantra in every manufacturing operation. But where are you supposed to get that reduction from?

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    Topics: coil coating, PCM

    Add PCM to Reduce Setups, Quality Checks in Coil Coating

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

     

    Setups are the bane of every coil coater. They are required for every color and/or product change. In addition to “setups," some folks call them “color changes," others call them “clean-ups," but whatever you call them, they add cost to running your line and, in a time when job sizes are shrinking and color changes are becoming more prevalent, these are increasing the operating costs of all coating systems.

    By adding Saint Clair Systems' Profile Correction Module (PCM) to your coil coating technology arsenal, you will be able to drive down the number of setups and quality checks you need to do.

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    Topics: Coating Technology, PCM

    3 Ways PCM Reduces Cleaning Costs in Metal Coating Operations

    Posted by Mark Portelli

    Jul 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    The demand for coil coating has increased significantly, yet there remains excess capacity in the marketplace, so being a strong global competitor is a challenge. These truths have changed the metal coating industry, with downward price pressure making it more difficult than ever to stay profitable and successful.

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    Topics: coil coating, Coating Technology, PCM

    Add the PCM to Your Coil Coating Technology to Trim Costs

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    In typical industrial coating and coil coating process, drums – partial or full – are brought to the line at the beginning of a job. This is where it all begins. As the coating is consumed, empty drums are taken from the line. Empty drums are the goal. They are easy and relatively inexpensive to dispose of. In fact, many coating suppliers have recycling programs set up to make the process even easier.

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    Topics: coil coating, Coating Technology, PCM

    How to Best Manage Color Changes in Industrial Finishing

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    Regardless of the application method, color changes in industrial coating and other coating systems require a cleaning process to clear the current color and load the next. In the case of coil coating, color changes are among the most expensive of any of the processes. They involve wasted paint, consumption of cleaning solvents, downtime, labor, scrap materials – the list seems nearly endless and completely daunting.

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    Topics: paint and coating, Industrial finishing, PCM

    Why Quality Checks are Rising in Architectural Coil Coating

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jun 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

     

    You need only look around as you walk through the city to know that modern architecture involves more colors than ever before – a trend that shows no sign of diminishing anytime soon.

    Often, these are customized corporate colors to immediately identify the occupant (John Deere Green, Coke Red, or Pepsi Blue anyone?). More and more, architects are constructing these buildings from pre-coated steel and aluminum coil as a means of achieving these strict color requirements.

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    Topics: coil coating, paint and coating, coating aluminum, PCM

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