KraussMaffei AG is investing about 4 million euros ($6 million) to build a new surface-treatment center at its Munich headquarters, replacing a paint shop for its main injection molding press assembly plant there.
Once the center begins operating by the end of this year, KraussMaffei will be able to synchronize painting of machine parts and subassemblies, so the components are returned to the assembly line as needed.
KraussMaffei will install an overhead conveyor that can move parts as heavy as 35 tons through an indexing surface-treatment center. Another area, called the combined unit, will paint parts that are too big for the indexing system.
The company said the modern paint facility will help KraussMaffei cut throughput times while delivering injection presses with higher surface quality.
KraussMaffei is demonstrating its confidence by investing massively in the future of our main plant, said CEO Dietmar Straub.
The company is working with plant engineering firm Rippert Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG of Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany. Rippert specializes in surface technology, including painting systems that include pre-treatment, powder coating and drying.
Both operations are designed to reduce emissions and water consumption.
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