Lucchini RS – Spray Booth & Oven
Luchinni RS is a family owned Italian company specialising in high-tech steel products. At their manufacturing facility in Manchester they produce high speed wheel sets for rolling stock. Namely the Alstom Pendelino model of high speed trains.
Following a fire in their existing spray booth Lucchini had an urgent requirement for a new spray booth and oven. In order to keep manufacturing downtime to a minimum Lucchini needed a bespoke solution in the shortest possible lead time, taking into account their specific production requirements. Wheel sets would be brought from final machining on a specially designed set of rails. They would need to be masked, painted and force dried before being sent to packaging and finally shipping. Lucchini needed a system that could integrate seamlessly into this production flow.
ISS designed a bespoke spray booth and oven unit specifically to match the manufacturing process, at the same time taking into account site restrictions such as restricted space and existing ducting runs. The system consisted of a large prep/spray area, accessed through an electrically operated roller shutter door. This area was designed to comply to all relevant standards and gave operators a clean, controlled and well lit environment in which to carry out all masking and painting duties.
Once completed wheels could seamlessly be transferred into the drying enclosure, via an insulated, electrically operated roller shutter door. Here wheels are left to force cure via a recirculating hot air system, powered by a direct gas fired burner.
Luchinni technical engineer Dr Adrian Covill commented:
The contract was completed to time and budget, demonstrating an exceptional degree of professionalism. Right from the outset we were most impressed with the personalised approach taken…. The ISS contract was completed with excellence and to expectation, whilst the cost remained highly competitive, I have no hesitation in recommending ISS to other companies looking to invest in a new spray booth or finishing plant.
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- Client – Lucchini RS
- Location – Manchester, UK
- Product Type – Spray Booth & Oven
- Project Date – September 2014
- Project Value - £ 60,000