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Vitracoat’s Hand-held Spectrophotometer Offers Faster Response Times

Calling Vitracoat’s new Vitra-Vision color matching system a game-changer might sound overly dramatic, but it’s probably not far off. Until now, the normal process for matching customer paint color requests could often take days or even weeks to accomplish. Vitracoat wanted to speed up that process, so they partnered with a company that manufactures color …

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EcoScreen Analyzes Paint Booth Data in Real Time

Dürr EcoScreen Equipment Analytics is a streaming analytics application for real-time data analysis. The software enables paint shop operators to monitor processes online, including all robot and process data traceable down to the millisecond so that faults can be quickly identified. The product also provides a visualization for the graphical representation and analysis of the results.

Vertical Airflow Walk-in Oven Cures Coatings

Grieve’s No. 946 is a 1,000°F electrically heated, vertical airflow walk-in oven that can be used to cure coatings on titanium screens. Workspace dimensions measure 72″ × 156″ × 96″ and 360kW are installed in tubular heating elements to provide the power. A 24,500-CFM, 20-hp recirculating blower provides a vertical downward airflow to the workload.      

Soft Grip Back Blow Safety Air Gun Cleans Small Inside Diameters

Exair’s Soft-Grip, Back-Blow Safety Air Gun uses a small back-blow nozzle to deliver a blast of air to blow debris and liquids from inside small pipe or hose diameters, channels, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. The ergonomic design of the air gun keeps the operator’s hand in a comfortable position so …

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MPIF announces Distinguished Service awards

The award recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and who deserve special recognition according to their peers. The 2019 Award Recipients are: Denis Christopherson, PMT, Federal-Mogul Powertrain Zhigang Fang, FAPMI, University of Utah Robert M. Gasior, Arconic Technical Center Ryuichiro Goto, Engineered Sintered Components William …

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