Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

November 8, 2022

 

Lesta WagnerWagner, one of the biggest names in finishing equipment, is partnering with LestaUSA to deliver proven automated finishing solutions that are NRTL/Class I Division 1 Certified.

“For the first time ever, our partners are bringing our automation solutions into their product lines,” said Derek DeGeest, president of LestaUSA. “We’ve really come a long way since we debuted to the industry at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. The success we’ve had has resulted in an opportunity to go deeper with our equipment partners. Today, we’re working in partnership with the best in the industry to leverage our technologies that will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in finishing. Having our robotic solutions integrated into the test lab at Wagner allows us to collaborate on bringing our technologies together to offer an even more robust system along with service to our mutual customers.”

“We have equipment in our test lab and they have their robots in ours,” said JR Rogers, Wagner Engineered Systems’ national sales manager. “Manufacturers can bring these automated solutions into their operation knowing that they work and will be supported by Wagner, our distributors and LestaUSA.”

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.

 

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New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer


CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart. Gardco.com  

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