Guffey’s Spray Rack solves bottleneck issues

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Guffey Systems’ Spray Rack provides the efficiencies of automation without replacing the skill, art, and craftsmanship of the finisher, according to the company.

Guffey Systems’ Spray Rack provides the efficiencies of automation without replacing the skill, art, and craftsmanship of the finisher, according to the company.

Guffey Systems introduces the Spray Rack, an automated material handling system consisting of an overhead rail, rotary indexing cars, an assortment of hangers, and mobile racks for moving components through the finishing process.

“The finishing process is the bottleneck of nearly every cabinet shop. The Spray Rack adds efficiency to nearly every step of the finishing process. Mobile racks increase handling efficiency by carrying 20 components at a time,” says Guffey’s Aaron Carroll.

“The Mobile Rack couples directly to the fixed rail in the paint booth for smooth transition to finishing. In the paint booth, components hang on a car that indexes in 90-degree increments for finishing all sides of a component in one step. Cars roll from the mobile rack to the stationary rail and on to another mobile rack or a holding area. This creates a non-stop flow of finishing. The finisher can coat all sides of every component of a job without setting down the paint gun.”

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Carroll notes secondary benefits of the system as well. One is that the method of spraying vertically with components suspended puts the finisher in an upright and ergonomic position compared to finishing hunched over flat components. Another is that the design eliminates unnecessary walking and bending over from stacking and unstacking components.

A variety of hangers are offered to securely hold any component that is typically finished in a cabinet shop.

A 40-car Spray Rack kit starts at $7,900.

Guffey Systems was created in 2019 as a partnership between Guffey Cabinetry and APTUS DesignWorks. The Spray Rack was submitted for an IWF 2020 Challenger’s Award.

For more, visit www.guffeysystems.com

This article was originally published in the September 2020 issue.

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