Powder Coating Clinic: Making Powder Lines More Profitable
Q. We run a job shop powder coating operation with a conveyor system that runs at around 4 to 6 fpm, depending on what product is hung. We are putting through a lot of work, but our profits are not great. Can you suggest how to improve the efficiency, or cut our cost for a better profit margin? We cannot speed up the line because we do not have enough time in the cure oven to go faster. Our powder material cost seems to be higher than what we expect based on our quotes. What are we missing?