Spray coating is not the only solution. Have you heard of Smartcoater PRO?
In the case of raised panels such as kitchen cabinet doors, or any substrate with less than a 10 mm groove, there is no reason why the coating process cannot be done on Smartcoater PRO, providing it is equipped with one of our latest innovations, the soft rubber application roller. Not only will this special application roller achieve the goal, but combined with other exclusive features present on this latest-generation roller coater, the results will be consistent.
These features include a special stabilising structure for the application roller achieved using 4 screw jacks. This places firm pressure on the panels transiting through the machine, and thanks to the pneumatic floating system (another exclusive feature which can be fitted to Smartcoater PRO) the application head moves according to irregular panel geometries, even compensating for poorly calibrated panels.
Coating the face of the raised panel with this technique has a number of advantages. For example, it shortens the coating process by:
- ensuring superior transfer efficiency vs. spray coating
- avoiding the need for sanding between base coats
- reducing the handling operations
It also ensures economies and speed:
- reduced lacquer and solvent consumption
- shorter lead times
In a series of steps involving Smartcoater PRO for the base coat (35 g/sqm) and UV ovens with one Gallium lamp for gelification and second run on the roller coater followed by drying under 2 Gallium Mercury lamps, the panels are then sanded and spray coated for the finishing layer as described above, using our Mito or iBotic spray coating machines.