Automotive Manufacturing Solutions
Driving Durability & Loyalty
A perfect finish and sound seal not only insulate and make a vehicle look good; they drive durability and consumer loyalty. Improve the quality and efficiency of your automotive production with Graco paint shop solutions. Proven results include lower labor and material costs, and increased precision.
Seam sealing seals out dirt, corrosives, and water on the upperbody, interior, and exterior of the car. Water ingression and corrosion protection need an optimized and repeatable process within the paint shop. Graco has a range of sealer pumps, metering systems and applicators for manual and automatic processes, whatever size of material delivery containers you may have.
Liquid applied sound deadening materials are vibration-damping or sound-absorbing materials used to reduce the noise from vibrations. Common application areas include the interior floor pan, rear wheel well, and the dash panel. Graco has affordable, high-quality equipment solutions resulting in lower labor and material costs, and increased precision.
The heart of every paint shop is the paint kitchen. Mixing room equipment combines primers, base and clear coats, supplying the correct color, volume and pressure to the paint spray booth.
Painters or robots apply coatings in the paint spray booth. Regulators and positive displacement flow control send the right mix and color to electrostatic applicators and manual spray guns.
Controlling automotive interior noise levels is important. To create a quieter ride, many automotive manufacturers use acoustical foam to both to fill and seal roof pillars or other frame members that would otherwise transmit noise. The Graco NVH system easily allows you dispense acoustical foam into these cavities to prevent road, wind and engine noise from entering the cabin. Achieve lower costs and less re-work by using Graco’s proven HFR system for acoustical foams.
Paint Degradation in Paint Circulation Systems
Paint degradation affects automotive factory paint shops that use metallic particle paints to produce high quality surface finishes. As metallic flakes move through a paint circulation system, they may get bent or broken. This can damage quality and color match so much that the paint must be discarded.
How to Lower Compressed Air Costs in Your Factory’s Paint Mix Room
More efficient agitator motors and pumps can cut energy bills – and improve the environment.
Painters Prove Pivotal in Waterborne Electrostatic Gun Design
Factory feedback strengthens durability of externally charged paint spray gun.
Piggable Pumps Keep Up with Automated Paint Line Demands
Endura-Flo continues running through frequent color changes, when other pumps leak in automotive paint kitchen.
Automotive Paint Line Handles High Pressure with New Pump Lower
No maintenance required means no downtime during rapid production.
Large Capacity Pump Strengthens Auto Assembly Line
Air motor icing and leaky lowers in the paint kitchen were cutting productivity at a large automotive plant – until they tried a new pump package.
Automotive Finisher Finds Right Pump for the Job
Faster flushing and color changes achieved with high pressure diaphragm pump.
Automotive Plant ‘Sets and Forgets’ Surge Suppressors
Maintenance-free pump accessory dampens paint circulation line pulsation.
Paint Shear Doesn't Take a Break
Low shear BPR helps automaker save up to $60,000 for each color It doesn’t need to throw out.
Low Shear BPR Saves Color, Satisfies Top Management
Major automotive company solves paint shear problem and meets manufacturing color specifications with Graco’s low shear back pressure regulator
What is Paint Degradation?
Paint degradation affects manufacturers who use metallics for high quality surface finishes. As metallic paint circulates, it can get so damaged that it must be discarded.