Exel North America, Inc. announced the delivery of its Kremlin Rexson 3K Cyclomix Expert System to Mullet Cabinet, Inc. located in Millersburg (Ohio), a manufacturer of handcrafted custom kitchen cabinetry. The possibility of fast colour change was one of the main reasons to decide for the Kremlin equipment.
Previously Mullet Cabinet conducted colour changes up to 17 times each day. The colour changes were labour intensive and hindered production as it took 5-7 minutes to change colours. Mullet Cabinet needed repeatability, fast colour changes, and wanted to increase production and improve finish quality. These improvements were needed on the piece parts finishing section of their facility which was the cause of their production bottleneck.
EXEL North America and FinishWorks (distributor for Kremlin Rexson) approached the company to discuss equipment options and perform equipment testing. The goal was to convert Mullet from conventional application technology to Kremlin Airmix technology. The second step was to introduce and test 2k equipment using the Kremlin Cyclomix Expert system with several pumps and to decrease their colour change times from 5-7 minutes to 30 seconds. They also reduced coatings and solvent waste by 65%.
The new equipment installed included (1) Kremlin 3K Cyclomix Expert with gun flush box, (1) Kremlin 20.25F PH Pump, (10) Kremlin 17A2 Pumps, (1) Kremlin Xcite Airmix Manual Spray gun and (4) Kremlin GoldTop Regulators.
(Picture Source: Exel North America)