Using an overhead conveyor to automatically carry parts through a powder coating line can significantly improve both production rates and efficiency.
An overhead power and free conveyor from LB Foster Materials Handling is an ideal transportation system for this purpose. It is based on a twin track arrangement with the drive chain track mounted above a free running load-carrying trolley track.
Products are suspended from flight bars and automatically transferred through the powder coating processes without manual intervention. This allows the products to be sprayed from all angles and dried without ruining the surface finish.
Recently LB Foster has installed bespoke overhead conveyors into two powder coating plants, one at SignFab in Leicester and one at Powdertech in Corby. Automating these paint line processes has resulted in both companies doubling their production capacity.
In order to continue to offer its customers the best selection of chain conveyors in the UK market, LB Foster is expanding its range of overhead and inverted power and free conveyors. Due to be launched in early 2015, the new range will have a modern construction, perfect for paint finishing applications.