It is a coating technology that is unleaded paint and environmentally friendly.
It is the very skill of the master to change the darkness of the paint every day according to the temperature and humidity of the day.
I asked the master of “painting”.
What is your job in the painting process?
We paint pumps, frame, and valves.There are two types of paint: natural lying paint and baked paint.Pumps can’t be heated because they have an O-ring when they are heated.That’s natural drying, isn’t it?You shouldn’t put heat over 70 degrees.
Where is the good thing about baking coating?
Frames, panels, and frame are heated, so it dries quickly and dries easily, and it is excellent in the finish of the painted surface.
How long is the biggest one ever on the frame?
The biggest one so far is the 2.5m frame.
Is there anything you should be careful about in quality control?
It is environmental correspondence.In accordance with the PRTR Law, we quickly adopted PRTR thinner to prevent as many harmful substances as possible.
What is PRTR thinner?
Thinner does not contain harmful substances such as toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene.We are the first to adopt it so that it does not affect the worker or the environment.It’s kind to the people around you!
Using unleaded paint on Kagoshima
Are there few companies?
I don’t know, but we use both PRTR thinner and unleaded paint, so that’s our selling!
How many times do you decide to paint?
Apply in four or five times.
It is the same as makeup, and it paints the groundwork and something, and it finishes neatly at the end.
I don’t think it’s easy to apply, but are you measuring the temperature?
We measure the temperature in the morning and check the temperature against historical data to determine how many seconds it takes.It’s like a rough manual.There is also a sense of craftsmanship. The size of the coating equipment and the amount of pressure applied are also different.
Well, it looks easy, but in fact…
It ’s difficult for people to do their jobs.
How long does it take to be full?
It’s probably about seven to ten years.
Does the person who works now have a long experience?
Let’s see.There are many people who have been more than ten years.
Skilled people look at the sound and light and add or decrease the thickness of the paint in an instant.
Sound and light?
Right. I see the sound of the air and the light on the painted surface.
If you apply it too much, the paint will drip, and if it is too thin, it will not gloss.
With years of experience, my body learns.
What is the most important thing for you in this job?
“How beautiful it can be finished” is the most important thing.
Because Painting is a one-time match that cannot be redone, so every day is training.That’s not the end of it.
What is ULVAC Kyushu to you?
A place to train and refine our skills.
A place that makes us grow.