Interview with Petr Jahn
Petr Jahn, Co-Founder, SprayVision s.r.o. in Interview.
In your opinion, what are currently the biggest challenges for painting companies and job-shop coaters?
Painting companies are challenging increasing pressure on quality of their products and are requested to implement new technologies as UV, chrome effects, bicolor, etc. In combination with this, on the market are not enough skilled painting technologist and in many countries doesn’t exist any university focused on surface treatments.
From your standpoint, what are the best ways to optimize coating processes?
Since we are focused on application, we still see big opportunity in decreasing of paints consumption. This could be reached by more efficient coating equipment, but also by right usage of those. In many paint shops, a large part of the entire paint consumption ends as overspray.
What trends are emerging in your area of industrial painting technology?
Trend is to control as many variables as possible to be able observe and evaluate influences on production. Suppliers are also increasing the quality of spraying lines and application technologies as well.
What developments/solutions does your company offer for these trends?
SprayVision - this allows you to control and objectively evaluate transfer efficiency. With this information is then much easier to optimize your coating process and understand which projects has highest potential for optimization. Is possible to apply special tape on part and understand robot paths connection and thicknesses directly on your parts. Technology allows to control and analyze spray patterns by objective tools. Include functions as process control, pattern comparison, transfer evaluation, flash off time lapse and wet to dry measurement. Significant advantage is that you can do everything in wet stage. This eliminates hour of waiting for dry thicknesses especially during implementation of new projects and helps you to optimize your production costs.
What significance does PaintExpo have for your company?
For us is PaintExpo most important fair with exact focus and right visitors composition. Always happy to be there as visitor or exhibitor.