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Development of a Graco 2K Electronic Proportioner System for the Automotive Industry

Development of a Graco 2K Electronic Proportioner System for the Automotive Industry
Development of a Graco 2K Electronic Proportioner System for the Automotive Industry

Customer:
A Tier 1 interior automotive supplier was looking for a more accurate method of metering and mixing 2K coatings. Their current process consisted of hand mixing or "hot potting".

Process:
Through meetings with the customer we determined that this project would require us to provide and install an electronic 2K meter mix system. To simplify integration, major components had to be pre-assembled and tested before shipment to the customer.

The meetings with the customer and plant personnel were valuable in determining the footprint that the equipment would need to fit in. We were also able to identify the customer's brand preferences for the equipment being provided. The electronic 2K metering system that we ultimately built and installed featured feed pumps, hoses, filters and all other peripherals, which are mounted to a free-standing frame.

Result:
Fluid Transfer Systems designed and fabricated the entire system in just four weeks. It was then delivered and installed to the customers of a Metro Detroit facility in one afternoon. The customer found that they decreased their paint waste stream significantly while improving mixing accuracy and repeatability. Paint related defects also decreased while uptime increased.

Graco 2K Electronic Proportioner System - Project Highlights

Product Description
Accurately meter and mix 2K solvent base paint and supply material for two spray guns.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Engineering
  • Product Design/Development
  • Material/Equipment Sourcing
Assembly - Peripheral Equipment and Components
Secondary:
Delivery and Installation
Meters
Gear Meter was selected, Spur and Coriolis are available.
Pressure Rating
Capable of up to 4000 psi
Accuracy
Up to ± 1%, User Selectable.
Ratio Range
0:1 to 50:1 by Volume.
Color Capability
One color, one catalyst with expansion capabilities as more colors are added.
Features
Modular platform allows machine to be configured for additional colors a robotic applications with closed loop flow.
In process testing/inspection performed
Functionality Testing
Industry for Use
Automotive
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4 weeks
Delivery Location
Metro Detroit, Michigan
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Product Name
Graco 2K Electronic Proportioner System