Sherwin-Williams Digital Color Matching Improves Powder Finishing Productivity
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The handheld ColorReaderPro color-matching and measurement device is designed to be simple, self-contained and calibrated on site.
Sherwin-Williams’ Color Express program is designed to reduce the time it takes for powder finishers to match, receive and apply powder, using a handheld reader to match color against products stocked across North America.
The handheld ColorReaderPro color-matching and measurement device, powered by Datacolor software, is designed to be simple, self-contained and calibrated on site. It comes pre-loaded with Sherwin-Williams in-stock powder product matches. The device can work standalone or through a smartphone app to provide enhanced features such as additional color information, fan deck visualization or quality control.
By implementing this technology paired with local in-stock inventory, coaters can reduce match and order times and begin a customer ’s job request in days instead of weeks, the company says. With more than 70 facilities across North America, Sherwin-Williams says it has stocked commonly ordered powder products, including the Powdura Color Card Program (121 in-stock products) and the RAL Powder Program (150 in-stock products). Additional in-stock products will be added to the program over time, the company says.
Powder coating is one of the most durable finishes that can be applied to industrial manufactured products, and offers excellent corrosion protection and is very safe because of its lack of volatile organic compounds.
New solutions for powder coating centers combine powder preparation, conveyance, dosing and color changes into a fully automated, closed system.
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