As the industry has evolved to meet builder needs by offering pre-primed and/or pre-painted building materials to cut construction time and make things more convenient for the DIY enthusiast, the needs of the production process have changed.
Applying paints and coatings to a surface has a number of potential pitfalls, including over and under application of coats and paints. While overcoating may ensure the material is properly covered, it also means profits lost. Conversely, under application or uneven application can occur for a number of reasons including clogged spray nozzles, poor maintenance, or bad process control. Too little paint or coating means the final product will either fail quality control or be returned by end users. The cost of shipping poorly painted or coated product can cause significant losses in labor and cost to your operation.
In order to avoid these costly mistakes, the installation of moisture sensors is critical.
There are a few critical points throughout the process where our sensors are most useful. At the in-feed of the production line, an inline or transverse moisture system inspects the material to confirm its moisture content is in the appropriate range to apply the paint or coating. If the material is too wet before the paint and coating is applied, it won’t properly adhere, leading to rejection at a final quality control check.
Once the product passes the initial sensor and has the paint or coating applied, our sensors can be used to measure the thickness of the coat (coat-weight) to confirm the proper amount has been evenly distributed across the product. Any issues detected here can be quickly identified and corrected before the material moves to the next stage of production.
Utilizing our connected sensors at these critical points in the process minimize waste and loss, leading to higher profits, greater throughput, and higher overall product quality. Never before have producers been able to monitor operations and correct upsets in real-time before it causes massive losses and end-user frustrations. Now, with sensors built for a networked future, you can adjust in real-time and reap the rewards of a streamlined, highly-accurate manufacturing process.
The benefits to using these products are many as users report higher profit, more throughput and higher quality. Never before have producers been able to monitor operations and correct upsets in real-time before it causes massive losses and end-user frustrations.
The OMNIR On-Line Near Infrared Moisture Sensor not only delivers accurate data instantaneously and non-destructively, it also monitors its own health to help keep your operation running smoothly. Click the button to see how Finna Sensors can assist in augmenting your paint and coating process.Learn More