As United Equipment Accessories (UEA) continues to grow, we have had to address bottlenecks in our operation to keep up with demand. One such change is coming soon to our paint line. UEA will be implementing a new paint line to increase our throughput in our painting area. The paint line is needed to support growth in the rotary union and slip ring product lines. This new system will speed up our current painting process, allowing us to keep up with increased customer demand and provide capacity for additional growth.
The new conveyor utilizes our existing paint booth, and the set-up will allow parts to seamlessly move to each area in our paint line. The new line will have both motorized and manual moving sections to optimize the operational flow of the area.
To speed up curing times, our new paint line will also include an oven. Once items are painted, they will enter the oven to cure. With our new system, an item that is hung onto the paint line will be completely dry roughly an hour later. The conveyor also includes a spur to our existing parts washer that will allow us to move parts efficiently between the paint line and the washer.
UEA is excited about the changes to our production floor to meet our customers’ needs and bring efficiency to our manufacturing process.