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Manufacturers in every field are keeping their processes private, if not secret. After all, most processes are in some ways proprietary, comprising a mix of methods, technologies and operations that ultimately affect a manufacturer's ability to compete successfully. This is certainly not lost on the industrial coatings sector, where both products and processes can be highly proprietary.
One of the best-kept secrets in the manufacturing sphere is a new generation of vibratory compact screeners. Screening is an essential process for many manufacturers and can be especially vital to those involved with applying powder coatings, whose end product and production efficiency depend on getting this step right.
The benefits of using compact vibratory screeners were so significant at a major coatings applicator in the auto industry that management decided not to go on record. Yet an outline of the process and its results might prove helpful for those lacing …