Vacuum technology is a finishing process that can coat either three or four sides of a profile or linear board and emits no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) that negatively affect the ozone. The technology wastes *zero* amounts of coating – meaning not only less material is used in the process, but you are also saving money on coatings, too! Coating is circulated through the system’s coating application head and instead of being discarded, spent coating is recycled for future parts as they move through production. The application head has a manual adjustment feature that allows the volume of coating to be controlled as it is applied onto each part. This feature is typically set before production starts or is included in your product’s “formula.” By way of a 12-inch wide conveyor, the parts automatically exit the application head and enter into the curing or drying unit.
Cefla’s vacuum units are compact, multi-process painting systems. Depending on model, specification and application, systems include sanding, staining/priming/coating, and curing/drying units that allow parts to easily integrate from a secondary process, to finishing, to a finished good ready for shipping – with minimal human interaction. Cefla has Vacuum Finishing Systems for both water-based and solvent-based finishing needs.
The CVR and CVS Vacuum Finishing Systems have standard working widths of 8- to 12-inches and optimal working length of 24 inches, making it ideal for optimizing the production of linear profiles and flat boards including shiplap, which is growing in popularity in North America due to its feature on several DIY and reality television shows. Using vacuum technology, shiplap can be denibbed, coated, and cured or dried in a single pass, then packed and shipped.
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