Interview with Frank Reiter

Frank Reiter, CEO, REITER GmbH + Co. KG Oberflächentechnik in Interview.

In your opinion, what are currently the biggest challenges for painting companies and job-shop coaters?

Automation of processes due to increasing demands on quality and traceability of production. Lack of skilled workers. Increasing variants and colour variety. Energy savings and improvements in environmental protection, water, air.

From your standpoint, what are the best ways to optimize coating processes?

Automation of application and paint supply with integrated process monitoring. Service packages to maximize system availability.

What trends are emerging in your area of industrial painting technology?


Individual requirements for the system technology.

Process monitoring

Colour change with minimal losses

High reproducibility of the application

Service packages to maximize system availability.

What developments/solutions does your company offer for these trends?

Robots and reciprocators as well as special solutions.

Integration of partial handling for painting.

Pigging systems for ring lines.

PaintMix 1K-3K dosing systems with gear pumps and integrated process monitoring.

Integration of process monitoring for paint quantity, temperature, process ventilation up to spray jet monitoring as well as logging and evaluation of these data. Connection to MES systems of the operators.

Maintenance and service contracts with 24h service.

What significance does PaintExpo have for your company?

The most important meeting place in Europe for customers and suppliers in the field of surface technology. PaintExpo is distinguished by the large number of trade visitors and the quality of its contacts.

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