By Laura Lanza
Manufacturers have long benefited from the speed, precision, and nonpolluting aspects of using coil lines to make prepainted metal panels. However, some manufacturers are unaware that many companies are using
these lines to impart different characteristics on
the metal coils (see Figure 1). This could include
pretreatment or simply giving the surface a better-looking finish.
Here are four ways manufacturers can benefit from
using coil lines (see Figure 2) as an effective first-step operation beyond prepainting.
No. 1: Coil Coating Means
Better Material Handling
When it comes to stamping metal parts, manufacturers wrestle with a lot of issues dealing with the
use of lubricants and oil. Perhaps the biggest issue
During application, oil often drips onto the floor,
which can be dangerous for employees walking or
operating a forklift. In some cases, using oil can impede the manufacturer’s goal of greater productivity.
A coil coating line is designed to coat all areas of the metal surface in an efficient manner while eliminating a majority
of volatile organic compounds.
4 reasons that coil lines
are not just for painting
Certain material treatment at the coil stage alleviates
some production headaches for manufacturers
If certain coating operations can take place during the
coil stage before the coils are delivered to a manufacturer’s facility, the company doesn’t have to worry
about the production and environmental responsibilities that go along with those operations.