- A single drying system on the paint line had to accommodate the different drying characteristics of the primer, top coating and varnish.
- There was little floor space to install an inline drying system.
- The manufacturer expected to increase the initial line speed setting of 60 ft/min to a higher rate within 12 months. The revamped system had to keep up with the changes.
The tool maker now has a single drying system utilizing infrared strip heaters. Vertical installation made good use of the limited floor space, and all three coatings can be dried within eight seconds, achieving the required line speed. In addition, the modular system can handle future line speed increases by adding more infrared strip heaters.