* If you operate a powder coating line, do you monitor your pretreatment processes? How about your dry-off ovens? Spray booths? Cure ovens? Conveyors? Can you answer these questions:
* How much downtime did your line experience this week?
* How much powder did you use, or waste?
* What really stopped your line during the second shift?
The average powder line is subject to more than 100 variables, and each one affects production quality--and profitability. In these days of increasing emphasis on SPC programs and ISO, QS or other quality certifications, finishers want to know everything about their finishing lines. But installing individual controls for each process can be cost-prohibitive, particularly for custom coaters.
At the Powder Coating 2000 show in September, …