Cabinet doors may appear to be simple products, but you need to get the process right to end up with a quality product.
Sanding the edge is the first step in the process, either done with a sanding wheel or an abrasive belt.
The second phase starts when the panels are spray coated using iBotic, our high-capacity Cartesian spraying robot. iBotic will also handle J-Pull profiles as well as standard flat panels. This machine sprays both the flat surface and edges, obtaining a high-quality finish. After applying 140 g/sqm of a polyurethane-based pigment, the cabinet doors are dried completely in Omnidry, our flexible vertical oven which can be fitted with the optional FLEXPRO function catering for different sized pieces, also with different thicknesses, automatically.
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.
- ensuring superior transfer efficiency vs. spray coating
- avoiding the need for sanding between base coats
- reducing the handling operations
- reduced lacquer and solvent consumption
- shorter lead times