The winning combination for flat panels:
Smartedge and Smartvacuum

flat panel

Finding a way to match the finishing quality of your flat surface with the edge, especially when the market is looking for rounded edges and flat surfaces as part of the latest furniture trends, means you need to consider using the same paint and the same technique. Until today, this was just theoretical, but since we introduced Smartvacuum to combine with Smartedge, our vacuum coating solution for edges, it is now a reality.

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Sustainable and cost-efficient

Depending on the production volumes, there are different solutions to coat the surface and edge of a panel using vacuum application technologies. Outputs up to 1500 cabinet doors/shift can be handled with an island-type process dealing with:

  • melamine sanding
  • flat surface coating (Smartvacuum)
  • edge coating (Smartedge)
  • sanding prior to finishing

In-line processes are better for outputs exceeding 3000 cabinet doors/shift and can be either:

  • melamine sanding
  • panel surfaces coated in the Smartvacuum area
  • panel edges coated in a 2-step process with Smartedge
  • sanding prior to finishing

or for 6000 cabinet doors/shift as follows:

  • melamine sanding
  • in-line flat surface coating (Smartvacuum)
  • all 4 panel edges coated using Smartedge
  • sanding prior to finishing

Both Smartvacuum and Smartedge use 100% UV acrylic paints, avoiding release of solvents into the atmosphere. Processing times are reduced compared to alternative application technologies and less space is taken up by these machines.

Focusing on the edge coating process, we have developed patented solutions for Smartedge which are unrivalled on the market. EDGE&GO enables line operators to switch from one edge geometry/thickness to the next in no more than 15 seconds.

The dual function sanding unit for vertical corners with a radius and the flat section of a J-pull ensures compliance with the original radius and sanding of the excess product at the leading and trailing end of the handle.

The paint removal and panel cleaning unit seals the melamine between the flat part and the edge, recovers excess applied product and creates a perfectly flat panel surface. This prolongs the life of the abrasive paper in contact sanding machines, as wear is homogeneous over the whole surface.

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The combination of Smartvacuum and Smartedge finally allows companies to streamline their coating process using the same technique and delivering the same top quality all round. It avoids pollution compared to spraying lacquers with solvents, it speeds up the process, reducing the handling necessities and, above all, cuts costs significantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

哪些基材适合真空涂装?

真空涂装适用于木材及其衍生物、金属、石膏板、复合材料和PVC型材。

这种技术非常适合于…?

当进行大批量型材涂装时,此技术是理想选择,可实现高水平的生产效率。

真空涂装的优点是什么?

这项技术有很多优势。 首先,传输效率达到惊人的99%。 真空涂装机体积小,因此占用的工厂空间很小。,使用真空涂装机,可一站完成360°砂光,型材涂装和漆膜固化,使生产效率得以优化。 没有空喷漆雾,不对环境造成任何污染。 漆膜厚度高,以玻璃棉面板为例,漆膜厚度可达700 µm。

如何评估漆膜质量?

对漆膜质量的评判带有很强的主观性。 但是,如果产品对漆膜硬度要求较高,那么该技术通过使用固体含量为80%的涂料,可以实现较高的漆膜厚度(例如,天花板可达到700 g / m2),并同时减少干燥段费用。即使是较复杂的型材,稳定的漆膜厚度也是真空涂装技术在质量方面的关键优势。。

在真空涂装过程中,我需要考虑哪些消耗因素?

这将取决于你是使用紫外线固化涂料还是水性涂料。使用UV涂料,真空涂装机每道油漆涂布量为25至75µm(1至3 mills),而使用水性涂料,真空涂装机每道油漆涂布量为25至150µm(1至6 mills)。您还需要考虑电能消耗和压缩空气消耗。

真空涂装可加工工件的尺寸范围是多少?

最小长度为915 mm(36“),最大宽度为305 mm(12”)。这个范围之内的任何尺寸都可以。

清洁真空涂装机需要多长时间?

清洗时间根据机器大小和所用油漆的类型而不同。水性涂料所需的时间比粘性紫外线涂料短。平均来说,更改配置文件时,需要10到15分钟。如果您还需要改变颜色,需要30分钟。

涂料消耗量是否可控?

可以。通过调整模板开合度、真空压力和涂布速度,可以控制涂层厚度和涂料消耗。在使用UV涂料时,涂料粘度可以通过温度进行控制,并进一步影响涂料消耗量。

除了真空涂装机,还需要哪些设备来完成整个流程?

为了使生产流程更流畅,可以配备进料和出料输送机。任何情况下,我们都可提供包括材料制备、涂装和干燥在内的全套解决方案。边部涂装机通常安装在现有的双端开榫机上,以实现更精确的工件导向,避免过度喷涂。

设备灵活度如何?

由于真空涂装适用于大批量相同或相似类型的型材,因此柔性不是该设备或工艺的关键特征。当切换型材类型时,用户只需变更模型或喷头。

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