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2013 AWFS Woodworking Tradeshow

header-infoEXEL North America, Inc. – Kremlin Rexson is exhibiting in booth 4239 at the 2013 AWFS Woodworking Fair. The show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center located in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 24 – 27, 2013.

Please register today to join us for this exciting event!

Please click on the link below to register to attend 2013 AWFS:
2013 AWFS Registration

Exhibit Hall Pricing:
Register By June 29, 2013 – $25
Register After June 29, 2013 or at the event – $50

We would like to invite you to visit our booth to see our New Kremlin EOS Finishing Systems, PU3000 Electro-Mechanical 2k System, Cyclomix™ Micro Meter Mixing System, Xcite™ Airmix® Manual Spray gun, and other manual and automatic application equipment.

We are also promoting our “Spray Before You Pay” Program that allows you to TEST DRIVE the best spray equipment on the market before you actually buy it.

We will also be demonstrating the benefits of using Kremlin Airmix® versus conventional spray technology. You will see the significant benefits of using Airmix® over conventional spray technologies – You will be amazed!

Introducing our EOS Finishing System with Xcite™ Airmix® Manual Spray gun!

The EOS Finishing System and Xcite Airmix® Manual Spray gun will improve your finishing applications by:

*Delivering up to 86% Transfer Efficiency

*Reducing Material Cost up to 50%

*Delivering a Fine Quality Finish with Less Overspray

Visit us and see what our customers are saying about their proven savings!  Take advantage of our “Spray Before You Pay” program to test drive our newest products before you purchase them.

(Click on each product photo to view literature)


New EOS Finishing System with Xcite Airmix® Manual Spray gun


PU3000 Electro-Mechanical Mixing System


Xcite Airmix® Manual Spray gun

Cyclomix Micro Green

Cyclomix Micro Meter Mixing System

AVX gun

AVX Airmix® Automatic Spray gun


Kremlin Rexson PU3000 Showcased at IWF 2012 Booth 1407

Kremlin Rexson PU3000

EXEL North America, Inc. is pleased to introduce the New Kremlin Rexson PU3000 at the IWF 2012 tradeshow August 22-25, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. 

The Kremlin Rexson PU3000 incorporates a unique “Plug and Play” concept for mixing two component paints.   

The PU3000 delivers:

Ø  Pulsation free performance

Ø  Improved quality of mixing & application

Ø  Accurate, reliable mixing & controlled fluid delivery

 If you currently hot pot (hand mix) and have infrequent color changes, this is the perfect machine for you!  

On average, the PU3000 will save or add about 50 minutes of production time each day. The PU3000 will reduce material waste and facilitate faster clean-up, which significantly lowers operational costs.

Ø  Increase production time

Ø  Reduce material waste

Ø  Faster clean-up

We also offer a PU3000PH unit specifically designed for acid catalyzed materials.

For more information, please come by our booth 1407 at IWF in just a couple of weeks.  We look forward to seeing you!


Kremlin Rexson PU3000 Plural Component Electro-Mechanical Mixing Equipment

EXEL North America is pleased to introduce the New Kremlin Rexson PU3000! 

The PU3000 incorporates a unique “Plug and Play” concept for mixing two component paints.  The patented “Pulse Free Control” technology delivers pulsation free performance for improved quality of mixing and application.  Electronic, variable-ratio pumps insure accurate, reliable mixing and controlled fluid delivery.  The control panel can be remote mounted or machine mounted.

If you currently hot-pot (hand mix) and have infrequent color changes, this is the perfect machine for you!  On average, the PU3000 will save or add about 50 minutes of production time each day.  The PU3000 will reduce material waste and facilitate faster clean-up, which significantly lowers operational costs.

We also offer a PU3000pH unit specifically designed for acid catalyzed materials.

The PU3000 is great for applying primers and top coats to metal, plastics and wood.  

Here are some examples of materials used in the industry:

Solvent or Water-based Coatings
• Polyurethanes
• MS Polymers
• Primers
• Silicon
• Lacquers
• Epoxy
• Glues
• Acid-Catalyst Top Coats

We have had proven successes with the PU3000 in the following Markets:

• Truck & Trailer
• Farm Equipment
• Heavy Machinery
• Military & Military Suppliers
• Oil Field Equipment
• OIL & Gas Markets
• Wood
We are excited to be launching this great New Product.  To lean more about this innovative PU3000 2K equipment, please visit our website at:

You may also contact EXEL North America at 800.573.5554 or email our marketing team at

Kremlin Rexson – We are the Experts in Fluid and Dispensing Solutions for over 80 years!

We have many experienced and capable distributors ready to assist you with your needs today!

Contact us today to learn more about the new PU3000 and to locate a dealer near you.

Kremlin Rexson Proves Success with Waterborne Interior Composites Paint for Automotive Market

Recently, EXEL North America (Manufacturer of Kremlin Rexson) partnered with their local Solution & Service Center, SOT Abrasives and Equipment located in San Antonio, Texas to help an automotive customer create a solution that would finish interior plastic parts for a new division that had moved to the area. 

Toyoda Gosei located in San Antonio, Texas is the interior components division of Toyota and they were looking for a solution that would finish the interior plastic parts of their Tundra and Tacoma model trucks.  The problem was, this facility had never finished these plastic parts with a waterborne material so it was a new process for them. 

EXEL North America and SOT Abrasives & Equipment were asked to come into the facility and offer expert advice on how to spray with a waterborne coating while delivering a fine finish with less overspray.  Toyoda Gosei needed a proven solution to be installed very quickly and that is what EXEL North America and SOT delivered.

Toyoda Gosei currently has a Fanuc Robot application and their previous equipment consisted of solvent based product diaphragm pump and HVLP applications.  Toyoda Gosei needed a high-efficiency system compatible with their new 1K Waterborne composite paint and they needed it installed very quickly! 

Bud Slover and Phil Baker of SOT and Tom Dean with EXEL North America met with the Toyoda team that consisted of Simon Barcena, Jorge Cortes, and John Castillo to discuss the solution and action plan.  They agreed upon an installation date, the order was placed, and shipped immediately for delivery. 

The following equipment was quoted and installed:

(1) AVX Automatic Airmix® gun on the end of a Fanuc Robot

(2) Flowmax® Pumps – (1) for the waterborne material and (1) for flushing

(1) CTM – Color Change Valve (Paint – Flush)

(1) Circulation Valve

Several Fluid Pressure Regulators

(1) Customized stand for the Kremlin Rexson equipment

Within 15 days from quoting the job, the equipment was installed.  After the equipment was installed, product trials went off perfectly!  Within the first hour of trials, the parts were ready for production vehicles.  This was a very fast implementation and installation by EXEL North America, SOT Abrasives and Equipment and the team at Toyoda.  It only took two days to program and integrate the Kremlin Rexson equipment with the Fanuc Robot. 

EXEL North America and SOT Abrasives and Equipment was able to provide Toyoda Gosei a system that delivered a fine finish with a much lower overspray than any other finishing application in their facility.  We will continue to work with Toyota to help them improve their processes and save them money in the long run!

This is just one of many successes for our SSC network and EXEL North America.  To learn more about the Kremlin Rexson product line, please visit our website at:

For more information or questions about this great success story, please email us at or email the Solution & Service center, SOT Abrasives & Equipment at:

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Kremlin Rexson Thor Dispense Equipment Product Line

EXEL North America would like to announce the release of the New Thor Dispense Equipment Product Line!   

The Thor Dispense Equipment Product Line consists of Thor supply packages and system accessories.  This equipment is used to dispense  single component sealant, adhesives, and other viscous materials from pails and drums to dispensing systems.

The New THOR Dispense Equipment is a fixed product group with various options  which allows you to simply choose  what equipment you need for basic manual applications with accessories supplied in kits.

The following is a list of the key markets for the New Thor Start Range:


  1. Automotive
  2. Agricultural
  3. Recreational Vehicles
  4. Solar Energy
  5. Trains/Railway
  6. Appliance/Household goods
  7. Marine
  8. Building & Earth Moving Equipment

We are excited to be launching this great New Product.  To lean more about this innovative Thor Dispense Equipment Product line, please visit our website at:

You may also contact EXEL North America at 800.573.5554 or email our marketing team at

We have a team of valuable Solution & Service Centers ready to assist you with your needs today!

Contact us today to learn how you can get your New Thor Dispense Equipment!



EAH Equipment Success with Painting Trailers and Drilling Rigs with Kremlin Rexson Equipment

Products Finishing did an article on the success story by the Kremlin Rexson distributor, EAH Equipment (Austin, TX).

Loadcraft switches to new paint system for drilling rigs.

When part-time oilman Terry McIver went to Brady, TX in 2004 to buy a used drilling rig, he was surprised to find the company he was visiting was going bankrupt. Brady left with the oil rig, but a few months later he went back and bought the company.
Article From: Products Finishing, Tim Pennington, Editor
Posted on: 4/1/2011

Loadcraft builds and paints trailers and rigs that must have a durable coat in often harsh weather conditions.

When part-time oilman Terry McIver went to Brady, TX in 2004 to buy a used drilling rig, he was surprised to find the company he was visiting was going bankrupt and had just two employees left from over 200 it had a year earlier.

Brady left with the oil rig, but a few months later he went back and bought the company.  Today, Loadcraft is booming as it designs and manufactures trailers and drilling rigs, some of which can cost $9 million.

But with a watchful eye on the economy and the mood swings of the oil industry, Loadcraft’s manufacturing department sought a better, more economical way to paint its trailers and rigs than what they had been doing.

“We wanted to get away from mixing everything by hand,” says Tim Perry, Loadcraft’s paint manager. “Let’s say there was a lot of human error involved.”

For example, they were using a zinc rich epoxy primer and a urethane topcoat on its mobile drilling rigs, but often saw much of the paint go to waste because of the hand mixing.

“It wasn’t efficient to mix six gallons and have two gallons left over that went to scrap,” Perry says. “We thought it would take that much, but you just never know.”

Loadcraft had been using an airless spray system, but after examining several different options settled on Kremlin Rexson Cyclomix system (manufactured by EXEL North America) that automatically mixes the paint and reduces excess waste.

EXEL North America rep Tom Dean at EAH Equipment (Austin, TX) helped install a system for two spray booths for the primer and topcoat, as well as a dual gun management system for a pair of spray guns in each booth.

Dean says the new set-up cuts down Loadcraft’s waste by more than 30%, and estimates the savings to the company at about $100,000 annually.

“Loadcraft had calculated their wa based on the mixed material that was left over from hand mixing,” he says. “They were also spraying with conventional and airless application equipment. We also have the ability now to record actual usage on A side, B side and solvent material being sprayed. We have no left over mixed material besides what is in the hoses to be flushed.”

The Kremlin Rexson Cyclomix Expert can manage up to 24 components (bases, catalysts, flushing solvents), and can handle mono, bi- or tri-component materials. The machine is programmed on a color screen with ratio/tolerance data assist management to monitor material consumptions.

By properly handling the mix, Loadcraft also reduced its VOC output, Dean says.

“We also reduced the solvent flush cycles,” he says. “They now use 50 feet of ¼-inch hose versus large high-pressure pumps and pressure pots that required a large amount of solvent.”

Loadcraft opted for automatic flush boxes which are located in the spraying area, close to the painter so that it enables the person to be hands free while system is flushing.

Perry says having the system programmed to run according to designated specifications is a time saver, as well as a money saver.

“To have it all tied back into a computer is really helpful,” he says. “We had to learn the little tips and tricks to get it set up right, but it went very smoothly.”

Loadcraft specializes in design and manufacturing of 250-2000 horsepower drilling and work over rigs, as well as trailers, dollies, beams, and multi-axle components to support the heavy haul and oilfield transportation industries.

Since McIver brought the company out of bankruptcy, the facilities have expanded to include everything from a machine shop, three weld production lines, an on-site testing area, a vast warehouse and an indoor assembly area.

The company’s equipment can be found anywhere from the San Juan Basin in New Mexico to the deserts of Oman. In the past several years, more than 130 rigs and close to 900 trailers have been shipped to Argentina, Columbia, Kuwait, Chad, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico, Libya, Venezuela, India, Ecuador, Russia, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Iran.

That means the paint finish needs to last, especially in 130˚ heat in the Middle East.

“We’ve had good results with the finish so far,” Perry says.

Dean says he can see a better finish with his company’s Kremlin Rexson Airmix Atomization system than the old method Loadcraft was using with airless and conventional spray.

“With airless, the high pressure method would create a dull overall finish due to the lower atomization characteristics of airless spray,” he says. “The Airmix Atomization delivers the material at a very low velocity of 2 ft/sec versus 4 ft/sec with airless and 30 ft/sec with conventional.”

Dean says the Airmix uses a specially designed aircap to provide a smooth and even finish.

“The aircap helps to evenly atomize the paint as it leaves the fluid tip,” he says. “The even atomization allows the paint to be broken down into smaller particles, which provides the best coat with minimal defects or orange peel.”

For more information on EXEL North America products, please call 800-573-5554 or visit

New EOS 15-C25 Air Assisted Airless Pump with Xcite Spray Gun Video

Check out a new video showing the EOS 15-C25 Pump with Xcite Gun spraying with Airmix technology.Lowest start-up pressure. Quietest Pump Operation. Fastest changeover. Simplest Design. Easiest to Maintain. This means a pump that is both easy and fast to start-up. Simple and easy to maintain. This pump will give you the BEST, even, consistentspray patterns and finish quality.The EOS 15-C25 is hands down the BEST Medium Pressure Air Assisted Airless (Airmix) pump on the market.

Introducing the New EOS Pump Range

Press ReleaseKremlin Rexson EOS Pump RangeEXEL North America is pleased to announce the release of the New Kremlin Rexson EOS Pump Range!

Kremlin Rexson has set the standard again for medium pressure solutions. We are introducing the new EOS Pump Range with two pumps: 15-C25 and 30-C25. The New EOS Pump “Accelerates Performance” by delivering Efficiency, Optimization, and Simplicity through its advancements in design, operation, and easier maintenance procedures.

The innovative design and quality components provide reliable performance and allow for simple maintenance, easy cleaning, and fast color changes while using minimal solvents. The cost of ownership and operation is reduced to a minimum.

To lean more about this innovative line of pumps, please visit our website at:

You may also view our launching video at:

You may also contact EXEL North America at 800.573.5554 or email our marketing team at exelnasolutions

Contact us today to learn how you can get your new EOS Pump!

EXEL North America, Inc.
45001 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

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Manufacturer of
Kremlin Rexson, Sames and Johnstone Equipment
An EXEL Industries company


Trailer Body Builder Magazine Talks NESHAP 6H EPA Paint Compliance for 2011

Trailer Body Builder Magazine is a great site and a magazine in the truck and trailer markets. Great market information and trending available through these guys. They had an article in their Jan 2011 issue highlighting the NESHAP 6H EPA paint rule that is going into effect in March. Read more at their site

One Size Fits All? Not when it comes to plural component proportioners

When does “One Size Fits All” really actually fit everyone. I hate this term. Especially when competitors use this term when they describe their plural component machines. One Size does not fit all. Are all manufacturers the same and are all plural component paint shops the same? Definitely not. That’s why Kremlin Rexson has three levels. Small, Medium and Large is how I describe them.

I describe our basic mechanical plural component proportioner (the PU2160F) as a Ford Fiesta.  It’s what you need when you need something still reliable, but you don’t need many options, and if you’re running only one fixed ratio and you’re tired of tossing out left over mixed materials. This system comes on a cart and sets up in 10 minutes and cleans up 10 minutes. It can pay for itself in a month depending on how much paint you use.

The mid line model (PU3000) is a hybrid electronic/mechanical plural component proportioner.  It’s like a Ford Fusion with basic accessories.  If you need mixing accuracies around 1% and variable ratios, but don’t want something complex or too expensive, then the PU3000 would fit you best.

The top line series is called the Cyclomix Expert. It’s the Lincoln Town-car with automatic park assist and the option that slows down your car when you use cruise control and get too close to another car. With a micro PLC built-in, we can customize this to report different usage reports, alarm logs, password protection and handle multiple colors. Even if you’re a small job shop, but you use expensive plural component paints, this system helps you keep your waste costs down and your management happy because of the quality performance increases you’ll get with this system.

And since we manufacture the Kremlin Rexson line, we can customize these “Off the Shelf” solutions to your needs. One Size Fits all. Yeah right.