This project involved designing a reciprocator to replace the customer's antiquated trestle paint system that was demolished by an overhead crane accident. This manufacturer of various diameter drill-pipes (roughly 30' long) returned to high production painting with a solution developed by our engineering staff and Southeastern sales engineer, Robb Brewer, who was on site a day after the call came in.
Working closely with their production supervisors and operators, Thierica provided a system that exceeded their expectations for throughput and functionality. The old system produced costly overspray that prematurely clogged the filters and contaminated the surrounding area. The solution consisted of a dual spray head reciprocator with independently driven horizontal and vertical positional control, programmed with preset heights for each diameter of pipe. The result provides an optimum standoff distance for the guns that increase transfer efficiency and reduce cycle time. The project was completed ahead of schedule with great success due to the cooperation and teamwork shared with our customer.