GFG’s Vertical Shuttle Coater is designed to give coil processing line operators the ability to change colors or chemicals of your roll coaters in just about 30 seconds. The Vertical Shuttle Coater is an excellent option in existing lines where it’s not possible to modify the passline height into the oven. More and more short runs are being required in today’s industry and to stay competitive a coil coater needs to find ways to minimize down time.
Galvanizing Lines are designed to run 24/7. The problem is rolls require maintenance and chemical coatings need changeovers. GFG’s flexible Vertical Shuttle Coater resolves these issues, and is the perfect solution for getting the most productivity out of your galvanizing line, especially if you’re experiencing height limitations.
Our highly efficient vertical shuttle coater system works like this. One set of coating heads is in operation while the other set of heads is in the “off line” position waiting to be prepped with a new chemical or undergo a roll change. The changeover takes just 30 seconds compared to 30 minutes for conventional coaters. The result is a substantial reduction in changeover downtime and maximum line productivity.
Schematic: Vertical Shuttle Coater