THE CONVINCING ALTERNATIVE FOR CONVENTIONAL PROCESSING METHODS FOR PAINTED SURFACES OF YOUR WHEEL CALOTTES IN THE PROCESS OF PAINTING YOUR RIMS
The current coating process of wheels usually includes the performance of four steps:
masking, painting, drying and unmasking.
Before painting the rim, a robot inserts the balls or plugs in the holes (wheel calottes). These need to be removed again after the painting process. Afterwards the balls/ plugs must be cleaned and replaced from time to time.
In the course of laser processing, the up to now performed steps are reduced to three steps:
painting, drying and laser stripping.
The results are:
- clean transitions (from the coated to the de-coated area)
- no fraying of the coating and
- clean metallic contact surfaces of the wheel calotte.
- There will be no reworking.
The product quality is increased immensely; some companies stipulate the de-coating by laser during the coating process for certain types of wheels becuase no other treatment achieves simliarly precise, clean edges.
The wheel hub can be treated as well.
The SLCR system includes a paint stripping system which can be designed with up to three stations for 600 / wheels / h (5 calottes). The SLCR laser systems can be operated as standalone systems as well as be integrated in existing production lines.
The system is part of the registered utility model 20 2017 107 037.9