An aeromechanical conveyor helps make a smooth binder for paint films
Soliant LLC, Lancaster, S.C., produces thermo-formable color-matched paint films for use on exterior OEM automotive parts, such as bumpers and trim pieces. The company color-matches the paint films to an automobile's original color standard. The company then sends the paint films to other companies that thermo-form or injection-mold the automotive parts and apply the paint films to the parts. In one production step, the company was experiencing problems manually adding a powder ingredient into a mixing vessel. Because of this, the company worked with an aeromechanical conveyor supplier to automate the ingredient addition process.