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Cefla’s Prima streamlines production finishing


Finishing machinery manufacturer Cefla recently introduced the Prima automated one-arm oscillating spray machine featuring an optional pressurization unit, one of its latest innovations of 2021. A relatively compact machine with a 20’ x 20’ footprint, the Prima is designed to speed up finishing processes, eliminate spray inconsistencies and be operated by one person, according to the company.

“This one-arm oscillating spray machine is ideal for companies seeking cost-effectiveness, excellent flexibility and productivity. It is user-friendly and reliable with a low operating cost and initial investment,” says Steven McNeilly, Cefla’s national sales manager.

“The system is equipped with a quick-change rotary valve that allows for fast color changes, small batches, all with little to no downtime. The pressurization feature further improves the machine’s performance and allows shops of any size to set themselves up for future growth. As production levels increase, the machine is ready to be set in-line with other sequential technologies, such as drying.”

Prima is ideal for processing wood and other substrates for raised and flat panels, 3D parts, flat and raised doors, indoor and outdoor furniture, home furnishings and more, according to the company.

“The system optimizes material usage for maximum yield. It has an easy-to-use 12” computer interface with large images and color graphics. Operators can set spray parameters and machine speed to be set in advance. A convenance system allows for a continuously moving, disposable paper roll that maintains clean underside of parts. Tiltable infeed and outfeed conveyors are solvent resistant for easy cleaning and allow for fast paper roll changeover. Two dry filters separate lacquer particles from air to reduce maintenance costs. A large glass access panel provides more viewing area and easy access to internal cabin componentry,” the company explained in a statement.

“Up to four high/low pressure guns can be loaded on the centralized spray arm. The optional pressurization unit, which can be included with purchase or added as an upgrade at a later date, will improve the machine’s performance and quality of finish by guaranteeing a clean flow of air into the spraying zone, eliminating the overspray residues.”

Pricing was unavailable as the Prima is sold as a system.

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This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue.

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