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Woodshop Improves Quality and Productivity while Reducing Material and Solvent Use

First finishing equipment upgrade gets such a positive response; second one ordered the next day.

Automation

Why You Should Automate Your Paint Booth

Easy-to-integrate automation technology can significantly improve manufacturing profitability. It’s no wonder smart manufacturers are making the switch to automated paint booths.

Technology

Why Product Demos are Important

Finishing demonstrations are a great way to help you feel confident in your next purchase

Technology

Why Move to Intelligent Solutions

Manufacturers need intelligent solutions in their paint mix rooms that can reduce things like unexpected downtime, while decreasing energy costs

Automation

Why Graco Automation?

No matter how large or small your project, Graco has products that will easily integrate with your robot and automation systems!

Technology

Trying something new? Don’t miss out on the R&D tax credit

Many manufacturers are eligible, but only 1 in 20 claim it. You may be surprised about what qualifies as research and development.

Success Stories

Truck Factory Paint Line Avoids Rejected Parts and Operator Error

Intrinsically safe barrier kit enables automation inside paint mix room’s hazardous area.

Success Stories

Transfer Efficiency Increases 30%

Paint line improves aluminum extrusion finishing, sending a lot less back to touch-up booth.

Technology

Tips for Improving Transfer Efficiency

Selecting the most efficient spray gun for the intended application is important in optimizing the efficiency of your spray operation.

Performance

Take the Paint Efficiency Audit

Take the paint efficiency audit and assess your current equipment and processes.

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Safety

Stay Grounded

When using electrostatic guns, it’s important to make sure everything within the painting system is grounded to avoid electrical hazards and increase transfer efficiency.

Automation

Soft-Touch Paint Gaining Market Share

Soft touch paint creates a high-end appearance with lower cost materials. Learn about some considerations for adding soft touch to your paint line.

Technology

Selecting the Optimal Motor for Paint Circulation Pumps

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of motor types and which one is better for your finishing application.

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Performance

Rotary Bell Applicator Basics

How the bell applicator atomizes paint and coatings, achieving up to 95 percent transfer efficiency

Success Stories

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.

Success Stories

Parts Finisher Improves Throughput

Round spray air cap produces pattern ideal for cylindrical parts.

Success Stories

Paint Kitchen Automation Cleans Up Inefficient Mess for Equipment Finisher

Heavy-duty lift truck paint line moves forward with automation and remote paint room monitoring.

Success Stories

Paint Efficiency Audit Shows Huge Savings

Cabinet manufacturer meets production goals with ProMix PD2K Dual Panel Acid Catalyst.

Success Stories

No More Running Around: Wireless Start/Stop Switch Allows Control Inside Hazardous Area

Military vehicle finisher finds solution to small batch mixing.

Success Stories

Manufacturer Saves $500,000 with Rotary Bell Atomizers

Replacing Nordson RA20 with ProBell increases paint line speed and decreases solvent use. Bell applicator technology pays for itself within a year.

Materials

Maintain Ratio Accuracy and Reduce Waste

Electronic proportioners have become popular in finishing operations because of their ability to maintain ratio accuracy and reduce waste.

Success Stories

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.

Reduce Costs

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.

Reduce Costs

How to Choose the Right Paint Mixing Machine

Using electronic proportioning systems can save time and money but how do you choose the right machine?

Performance

How to Calculate Total Cost of Ownership

When looking at the total cost of ownership, be sure to calculate energy costs, maintenance, and repair fees

Performance

How Electrostatic Guns can Benefit your Facility

Get the full benefit of electrostatic guns by following these simple tips

Materials

How Different Materials Affect 2K Equipment

Selecting and configuring mixing equipment that is compatible with your material will save you time and money.

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Technology

How a Rotary Bell Atomizer Works

See how the rotary bell atomizer operates during automated finishing.

Success Stories

Furniture Company Better Manages Tough Acid Catalyst Application

Mix-on-demand wood finishing system handles harsh varnish with zero off-ratio rejects.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Wood Products and Furniture

Easily manage frequent color changes, while reducing material waste.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Wheel and Rim Manufacturers

Easily apply spray finishes that vary from luxurious metallic chrome for sports cars to matte black for off-road vehicles.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Non-Destructive Testing

Use the right equipment for even and complete coverage for non-destructive testing applications.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Mold Release

Make sure your mold release agent is applied evenly so the foam part can be easily removed from the mold.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Industrial Components

Use less paint, spend less on disposal costs and shorten color change time.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Glass Coatings

Easily coat glass bottles, inside or out, with one easy-to-use system.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Footwear & Apparel

Plural component proportioners can make sure your shoe is released from the mold without defects.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Electronics

Apply an even and uniform coating on electronic devices for a beautiful appearance.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Cylinders and Tanks

Quickly change colors or spray different types of material on the same system.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Cosmetics

Create the perfect look for your packaging appearance and reduce costs with a single system.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Cookware

Cookware products need to be sprayed with a number of high performance coatings to meet the needs of professional and home chefs.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Backlit Displays

Get the precision needed to ensure the icon on the display is vividly illuminated.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Automotive Components

Get the flexibility to apply primers, base coats, and top coats with a single system.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Aluminum Extrusions & Panels

Paint automation can improve quality and decrease cost.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Agriculture and Construction Equipment Manufacturing

Get a durable, fine finish paint coating with Graco's Finishing equipment.

Automation

Finishing Solutions for Aerospace and Defense

Using automation to paint aircraft ensures a controlled processes and reduction in operator related errors.

Safety

Excessive Noise Can Be Expensive

Electric pumps can reduce noise levels in your manufacturing plant

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Technology

Electrostatic Spray Gun Basics

Electrostatic spray painting can increase productivity, reduce paint overspray and minimize paint usage.

Performance

Dual Shaping Air Basics

Dual shaping air uses two rings of air passages to adjust paint spray patterns. With such flexibility, the same paint line can cover many sizes and contours - even sharp corners.

Performance

Do you have an icing problem?

How to tell if you have an icing problem and what to do to fix it

Success Stories

Creative Mixing Approach Eliminates $75,000 a Year in Bad Parts

Automotive parts manufacturer, short on space, gains precise and safe mixing with ProDispense. Fluid dispense system customization pays off in less than a year.

Safety

Cracking the Ergonomics Code

How your spray gun could be affecting your bottom line

Technology

Conventional vs Electrostatic Spray Guns

How to choose the right applicator to maximize spray performance for your application.

Success Stories

Closed Loop Flow Control Reduces Material Usage By Up to 40%

ProControl 1KE Plus’ closed loop flow control brings more efficient spraying to commercial vehicle component finishing facility.

Success Stories

Cabinetmaker Decreases Compressed Air Use and Cuts Costs

Radial piston agitator motor uses less air, makes less noise and requires no maintenance.

Success Stories

Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Accomplishes More with Less Equipment

ProMix PD enables paint line to do the work of eight robots with only four.

Success Stories

Automotive Paint Line Handles High Pressure with New Pump Lower

No maintenance required means no downtime during rapid production.

Automation

Automating Your Paint Line: What Parts Should You Consider

These guidelines can help you determine the best parts and processes to automate in your manufacturing painting line.

Automation

Automating Your Paint Line: How to Know When You’re Ready

Have you ever wondered if automation might be the right choice for your paint line? Determine if automation is a good fit for your plant.

Performance

Automated Rotary Bell Controls Improve Plant Efficiency

Manual control panels not only look outdated, they cause inefficiencies not conducive to fast-paced manufacturing.

Reduce Costs

Architectural Profiles Maker Reduces Costs and Increases Quality

To deliver more paint on aluminum extrusions and less in booth filters, manufacturer uses ProBell Rotary Applicators with electrostatics.

Technology

Applicator Technology

When choosing the right liquid spray technology, it helps to understand the differences between air spray, air assist, electrostatic and rotary bell applicators.

Success Stories

Aircraft Painters Perfect Finish

Aerospace air cap minimizes solvent pop and improves finish quality.

Success Stories

Agitator Motor Supported Locally – Without Hidden Costs

Graco radial piston agitators backed by quality guarantee and A+ Service.

Success Stories

Aerospace Manufacturer Steps Out of Comfort Zone, Finds Better Electrostatic Gun

In side-by-side comparison, Graco electrostatic spray gun proves superior to one always used to paint commercial aircraft parts.

Technology

Advantages of Spraying with Electrostatic Guns

Consider the benefits of switching to electrostatic technology before purchasing another gun

Technology

Achieving Sustainable Paint Operations with Electric Paint Mixing Pumps

One of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption is with the paint circulation pumps in your paint mix room. Learn about advances in mix room equipment.

Success Stories

A Smart Manufacturing Solution for Precise Fluid Specs

PLC network easily communicates with bar code scanning equipment to provide out-of-the-box automation for heavy equipment manufacturer.

Performance

5 Ways to Reduce Unplanned Downtime

Looking for ways to stop unplanned downtime? Follow our simple tips, and downtime should not be a problem.

Technology

5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Plural Component Mixing Equipment

Hand-mixing may be sufficient, but it can quickly put a strain on everyday operations over time. Here are five reasons why plural proportioners can help your bottom line.

Automation

5 Reasons to Say Yes to Automated Paint Lines and Robots

Investing in automation and robotic technology is the focus for many industrial factories. Automating your paint line can streamline your operation, improve quality of output and maximize your production.

Performance

5 Best Practices of Plural Component Equipment

How to properly use your plural component equipment to achieve its full potential

Performance

4 Signs Your Rotary Bell Needs Help

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to repair or replace a bell applicator on your paint line.

Performance

4 Reasons Why You Need a Rotary Bell Atomizer

Automated finishing equipment increases quality and production, while reducing costs, and safety risks

Safety

3 Steps to Reduce Your VOCs

To minimize VOCs, manufacturing companies are looking for ways to reduce paint and solvent waste with more efficient equipment and automated processes.

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