Intelligent paint kitchen
WHY CHOOSE THE NEW INTELLIGENT PAINT KITCHEN?
As a manufacturer, you need solutions to reduce unexpected downtime and energy costs, while maintaining a high quality finished end product. That also applies to your paint mix room. Graco’s Intelligent Paint Kitchen is a pre-programmed system; you just set the parameters to your preferences and you are off. Ensure peak performance of your paint mix room with access to real-time data and critical functions. Manage pump pressure, flow rates, tank levels, and agitator speeds from outside the paint mix room.
The benefits of an Intelligent Paint Kitchen
Optimizes the balance and performance of your paint supply and paint circulation system(s), leading to a high quality finish.
Smoother pump operation, flow, and pressure control guarantee products with a superior finish.
Consistent quality is ensured by constant pressure due to smart sensors, monitoring, and adjustment.
Control of paint flow and pressure reduces paint shear and keeps your paint in optimal condition.
Monitors and controls pressure, flow rates, tank levels and agitator speeds to ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency.
Plug and play hardware and ready-to-use software for easy installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting.
Start with pump control and gradually add components as needed and as your budget allows, from one to multiple stations.
Maintenance and human intervention are kept to a minimum. This makes your operation not only safer, but more efficient overall.
Real-time access to key paint circulation data from inside and outside the paint mix room enables quick diagnosis of issues.
Control all the tasks and functions of your paint supply and paint circulation system from outside the hazardous area via an HMI.
Can be implemented as a standalone self-controlling system or integrated with your PLC with a simple handshake.
All data can be visualized and stored, allowing you to analyze and track your complete finishing process.
An inexpensive way to take full control of your paint mix room. You save on installation, operating, programming, and paint costs.
A very cost-effective way to control your paint mix room, especially compared to traditional custom-built systems.
No need for expensive programming: Just connect all the hardware, set some parameters, and you’re ready to go.
Your investment and installation costs are much lower than a custom-built system, increasing your competitiveness.
Ensures your paint circulation systems are operational at all times, informing you and adjusting when necessary.
The system reduces the risk of unexpected downtime, with downtime caused by maintenance kept to a minimum.
The system can run on its own and will continue to collect data and adjust accordingly, even if your PLC is down.
Connected via the internet, the system is ready for Industry 4.0 and is equipped with the technology for IoT.
HOW AN INTELLIGENT PAINT KITCHEN WORKS
The Intelligent Paint Kitchen is a smart set of sensors, actuators, and control modules that communicate with each other to optimize the performance of your paint supply and paint circulation system. It allows pump control (pressure and flow rates), tank control (tank levels and agitator speeds) and overall (remote) control.
Overall (remote) Control
Explore intelligent paint kitchen system components
E-Flo DC 2-Ball Pumps
Graco’s E-Flo 2-Ball electric supply pump is for applications requiring high pressure, up to 206 bar (3000 psi). Plus the minimal pulsation at changeover provides a more consistent finish.
E-Flo DC 4-Ball Pumps
Graco’s E-Flo DC 4-Ball Electric pumps are ideal for small to medium circulation systems with outputs up to 2000 cc per cycle.
Choose between Graco’s Endura-Flo Extended Pressure 4:1 models or Extended Durability 3:1.
Glutton Plunger Pumps
Graco’s Glutton bellows seal design pump handles a broad range of coatings. The external check allows for quick maintenance for materials that pack or mat out easily.
High-Flo 4-Ball Pumps
Graco’s High-Flo 4-Ball pneumatic pumps are designed to handle tough finishing applications, run longer and give you outstanding performance.
Graco’s line of Husky double diaphragm pumps are manufactured with your productivity in mind – providing you with one of the most reliable and efficient pumps in the market. Available in pneumatic and electric options, each diaphragm pump is tested before leaving our factories.
Paint Mixers and Agitators
Properly mixing material is the first step in industrial finishing success. Graco offers industrial agitators and agitator motors that fit all kinds of containers and applications.
Precise fluid control is crucial to any finishing process. Graco has a proven line of fluid and back pressure regulators to meet all of your finishing needs.
Triton 1:1 Pumps
Graco’s Triton 1:1 Pumps offer a more effective alternative to traditional pressure pots and standard diaphragm pumps. By utilising air-operated diaphragm technology, this spray package applies a high quality, decorative finish to wood and metal.