To achieve a reduction of paint consumption, furniture manufacturer Brzost integrated the new Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic air spray gun into its production line. This automation case study shows how the company is now saving up to 20% on paint consumption thanks to the spray gun’s good wraparound effect, the great performance, and the easy integration.
Polish company Brzost is a manufacturer of wooden chairs and tables. Although the market for wooden products has not grown significantly over the last few years, Brzost has had consistent annual growth to produce around 10,000 chairs per month.
Maximal paint savings
Each of its products is covered in a waterborne paint from Plantag or Helios/Rembrandtin. Graco’s Pro Xs automatic electrostatic gun was used to perform this application, but although the gun worked well, Brzost was looking for an upgrade, and for a method that could bring even more savings.
Graco and local distributor Pomp Serwis S.C. offered them the new Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic air spray gun to test. It was mounted on a CMA robot and the installation was equipped with a special isolation cabinet. Brzost was already using Graco’s Triton pump, so that was connected to the installation as well.
Unseen level of performance
During the test weeks, the gun performed extremely well. It integrated easily with the robot and brought initial paint savings of 10%. Brzost therefore decided to buy the gun.
“The new Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic air spray gun has significantly upgraded our paint station to a new level of performance”
Robert Malec, Production Supervisor at Brzost
After using the Pro Xpc Auto for a few months, Brzost confirmed it had made paint savings of up to 20%. “Even in hard-to-reach places, the gun has a very good wraparound effect. It works without any breaks or failure and it has significantly upgraded our paint station to a new level of performance,” said Robert Malec, Production Supervisor at Brzost. “What is more, integrating it with the robot was very easy.”