Trumpf – Monterrey, Mexico

In November, 2005 Trumpf Inc., the North American subsidiary of Trumpf GmbH based in Farmington, Connecticut, contacted Managed Air Systems regarding their finishing requirements for a new facility being built in Monterrey, Mexico.  An MAS sales and engineering team worked closely over the next 9 months with both the Farmington group that was providing the initial engineering for the project and, later, with the new Monterrey facility.

MAS prepared a cost-effective, turnkey solution to meet Trumpf’s existing and future finishing needs.  In late 2006, Trumpf chose MAS from a field of competitors as the supplier for this project.  Over the next 12 months, with close cooperation between the two companies, the complete system was engineered and manufactured in the USA and installed in Mexico.

 

 

Trumpf’s new Monterrey facility manufactures the frames for their industrial laser-cutting machinery; therefore, the MAS design had to be capable of handling both machined parts and entire fabricated machine frames. The frames are up to 26 ft. long, 8.75 ft. wide and 6.7 ft. high, with a maximum weight of 16,770 lbs.

The process required that we include shot blast, phosphate wash, prep area, painting and bake, as well as material handling to move the product from one process to another, all within a predetermined area.

 

 

In order to achieve this, MAS engineered a complete finishing solution that consisted of a 33-ft.-long blasting booth, 33-ft. stainless steel wash booth with exhaust and heated air make up system, a high-pressure phosphate washer, and two 33-ft. cross-draft, pressurized spray booths with air make up and baking capability.  A three-color, two-catalyst Graco plural component pump and mix system, located in a central paint mix room and integrated with an electrostatic air-assisted, airless spray gun, was included to provide the high quality finish required by Trumpf.

 

 

The installation was completed over a six-week period with minimal disruption to production, and the start-up and training of production and maintenance personnel was completed in one week.