Graco Merkur Bellows make airplane painting a success for Minsk Aircraft
For a long time, the Minsk Aircraft repair plant only concentrated on the internal repair of aircraft. Painting was secondary to their business. However, a short while ago, they decided to change this situation and split the businesses, making painting of airplanes a priority. To make this business a success, they needed new, modern, safe and high-quality equipment. They asked Graco’s distributor in Minsk, Europroject, to advise equipment which corresponded to all these needs.
The company Europroject offered Graco’s new “bellows” technology using air-assisted electrostatic guns. They selected 4 Merkur™ Bellows and connected 8 air-assisted ES guns to them. The “bellows” technology was chosen as it is a closed system, with less maintenance, and durability components, which is very important for the plant.
After the first tests, Minsk Aircraft employees from the plant noticed:
- Less paint fog around the airplane
- Improved quality of painted surface
- A decrease in the quantity of used material
- Low noise from working pumps
As a result, Minsk Aircraft received new opportunities in aircraft painting, with high-quality world standards.
Minskiy Aviaremontniy Zavod
Industry Market Sector: Aerospace
Application: Electrostatic painting
Material Specifications: AkzoNobel Aerospace
Typical Properties: 2K material
Viscosity – 15 sec
Graco Equipment: Merkur Bellows with Electrostatic guns
G35B29 – Merkur Bellows Sprayer, 35:1,100, Cart – 4 pcs
244573 – Pro XS4 spray gun, Smart, 85 KV, AA GG3 – 8pcs
24B187 – Kit, 2 gun option – 4 pcs
244967 – Coupled hose, cond, air, 15M – 16 pcs
GG3513 – Spray tip – 8 pcs
Europroject, Minsk, per Fizkulturnyi, 22 (Liter K1 / K), www.europroject.org