Today’s Surface Finishing Technology
When it comes to surface finishing technology, new advancements help businesses become more efficient and reach higher profits. A new product may make a big difference in the surface finishing industry, helping surface finishers satisfy their customers.
New thickness gauges that measure 60-plus readings per minute are one such advancement. For example, The Elcometer 415 powder and liquid thickness gage was designed to measure paint and powder coatings quickly, up to 1,000 microns on smooth ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates. This enables users to meet their client’s specifications, wants, and needs.
Paint separation is a headache for surface finishers, but it doesn’t have to lead to an empty wallet. The E-Cube by Eisenmann is a high-capacity paint separation system that is simple, operating without the use of chemicals, water, or any other additives. Instead it uses hybrid filters that consist of surface and depth filters that create a flow path like a labyrinthine. This separates the paint contaminated air.
2K Comfort Flex
The 2K comfort mixing and dosing system by Wagner is designed for the most complex multicolor applications, making it a great advance in surface finishing technology. Processing as many as 25 colors and four components at the same time, this device enables color changes in under a minute. What this does is give the user increased flexibility in the coating process. The system automatically adapts to changing work conditions, saving up to 90 percent of solvents during color changes.
Anodic Natura Powder Coating
Color mismatch and low abrasion resistance affect product quality and quantity in architectural coatings. The aluminum industry normally uses anodized products in building applications. However, Axalta Coating Systems broke into the market with its AR400 Anodic Natura. Powder coating from its growing architectural pallet, it works like anodized aluminum but outperforms it.
These advancements and others have helped surface finishers better meet the standards of customers, helping them increase profit. With technology moving quickly in general, we can expect many more advancements in surface finishing technology.
To stay ahead on all surface finishing technologies, reach out to Kramer Industries. We’ll keep you well equipped with the latest technology to finish your projects right.