Supporting temperature, viscosity, and fluid process control excellence in paint, coating, and fluid-handling industries.
Whether your industry is automotive finishing, coil coating, industrial finishing or printing, your systems and applications will enjoy increased productivity and consistency with comprehensive temperature and viscosity control.
Saint Clair Systems is the industry leader in developing customized fluid process control systems that reduce scrap, rejects, solvent use, labor and harmful emissions while improving the bottom line.
“As part of our ongoing continuous improvement plan at Roush, we decided to take a more aggressive approach to our temperature control in the paint shop. The resulting quality improvement was immediately noted and helped drive our FTC (First Time Capability) up and sustain it where we needed it to be.”
- Patrick Henterly, Roush Manufacturing
“At Valspar, we formulate our paints to run under a variety of different conditions and process variables. One of the primary variables is the paint temperature, which can vary from 40°F to 100°F based on the conditions at the coil coating facility. This wide swing in temperature can play havoc with both paint viscosity and application setup. Having consistent and targeted paint temperature removes this process variable and its effects from the equation. Additionally, having consistent paint temperature ensures optimal (minimal) usage of expensive reducing solvents to attain the desired viscosity and applied paint film thickness."
- Kent Hatch, Valspar Corporation
“Being able to control the temperature within a narrow range as paint is being used can be very beneficial. The most obvious benefit is a reduced amount of solvent usage. This is not only more economical for the coater but also reduces the environmental impact and health risks to their employees.
Reducing the amount of solvent added [provides] additional benefit to the performance of the paint being used. The two major benefits are:
- Herald Cales, Akzo-Nobel