Avoid Painting the Conveyor II

Question: With reference to your letter in the October issue, I have a comment regarding overspray on racks, etc.


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With reference to your letter in the October issue, I have a comment regarding overspray on racks, etc. I had the same problem with an electrostatic booth. If I remember correctly, I bought a 0.25-0.50-inch thick piece of plastic sheet and cut it into a long horizontal strip wide enough to cover the hangers and hooks. I mounted the sheet in the booth in front of the hangers and went down as far as practical. Although this did not prevent coating the racks, (we burned them off in a burn-off oven), at least the hangers and rack hooks stayed pretty clean. This was during the time of my plant management days before I got into the 30-year sales era. I smiled when I saw your last comment regarding constructive or destructive criticisms. You must have a good sense of humor, otherwise neither of us could have lasted as long as we have in this field. I really enjoy reading your column. Thanks! S.B.

Answer:

Thanks, S.B. You are right. I developed a good sense of humor during my near 50-year career. Your fix to prevent painting the conveyor sounds like a winner. Having to be a jack-of-all-trades could possibly take the fun out of plant management. On the other hand, maybe that is the fun. I am sure your sense of humor carried you through the never-ending crises you faced on a daily basis. You really have to be there to appreciate it.

 

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