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!
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