A new powdercoating line for TMP Coatings BV (NL)
Trading under the name of TMP Coatings BV, TMP Metaalbedrijven from Waalwijk started with a powder coating line for metal parts. Railtechniek van Herwijnen B.V. deliverd and installed the complete new line. The main objective for TMP was optimisation of the logistic flows together with flexible options.
The transport system consists of a monorail system with two TELEFLEX® D8 transfer chains. The first D8 chain is around 95 meters and carries the traverse beams through the spray booth and drying oven. The second D8 chain transports the traverse beams through the powder booth. The monorail is equipped with 25 traverse beams.
The coating line is partially automated, leaving room for manual operations. For example, products leaving the powder coating booth are automatically buffered until they're moved into the muffle oven. When the oven is free the products are manually moved into the oven cassette and transported through the muffle oven. In order to achieve an optimal process with a minimum of downtime and faults.
The control system consists of a centrally placed switch box with frequency inverters and a Siemens S7 PLC. For remote support we integrated a VPN-connection. The system controls the transfer chains, the pushers, on/off switch, two emergency switches and the operation of the powder booth. On behalf of an easy operation we placed a 6” touchscreen on the door of the switchbox.