Cefla North America recently introduced Prima, a reciprocating spray system for water-or solvent-based coatings. The system will spray up to 1,400 sq. ft. of material an hour and handles panels up to 1,300 mm wide.
Product manager Dale Dozeman says the system is ideal for use in small to medium-sized custom woodworking shops producing cabinetry for one room per week on average.
“We tried to design an entry-level spray machine for the smaller shops. The whole idea is purely to automate a spray application. It’s as simple as we can make it. It’s designed as a reciprocating sprayer. It has a transport belt that runs through it. You run paper on top of it so the clean paper rolls up on the exit end and you don’t have to worry about cleaning it because the spray goes on the paper belt. It simplifies cleanup at the end of the day,” says Dozeman.
The machine is easy to set up and includes a 6” touch-screen control. The automated part detection system instantly communicates panel size and position, greatly enhancing production speed and reducing coatings waste. A flat conveyor system eliminates overspray on the underside of panels, according to Dozeman.
“It does have sensors on the front so that if you’re running a narrow part you don’t have to spray the whole width of the paper transport belt, so you get a savings on not losing paint,” he says
The machine sells for $115,000.
Contact: Cefla North America. Tel: 704-598-0020. www.ceflafinishinggroup.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue.