Lab Capabilites

Lab Capabilites

Excellent paint systems don’t just happen… they evolve from sound engineering, bright ideas, and a lot of preparation. For Nutro, there is no substitute for laboratory testing. Proving a process in the lab eliminates guesswork and reduces costly mistakes in the plant.

Nutro lab technicians wear many hats but all have a common goal: eliminate the risk that the process won’t work as well as it possibly can.

For customers with limited laboratory capabilities who want to independently develop a painting curing or material-handlings process, our state of the art lab provides engineered solutions to specific finishing needs. Our lab is an excellent resource for process development, process verification, pre-production testing, and research development.

The key to a successful finishing line begins with developing a process that works reliably. That’s why Nutro has invested heavily in a process development laboratory with the capability of replicating your production process. This commitment includes the installlation of a pilot scale plant facility that has the ability to coat a wide range of different customer parts.

Here are some examples of the flexibility in technologies Nutro offers for custom lab tests:

  • Fully Automated COE, overhead, and power and free conveyance with customizable work holders
  • Multiple side draft spray booths
  • 6 axis P-50i Fanuc Robot
  • UV chamber fusion microwave lamps
  • Manual and automatic powder spray booths
  • Induction heater and coils
  • Combination IR and convection “Coyote” oven.
  • Pipe Coating Test Line
  • Coolac® test panel
  • New Addition: Venjakob VEN SPRAY MINI for flat line finishing
  • Stand alone electric and gas convection ovens
  • Large automotive spray booth
  • Small scale UV curing flat line
  • Multiple test equipment and measuring meters for various processes
  • HVLP, Airless, Electrostatic, Powder, and Conventional spray technologies
  • Production power and free paint system that includes:
    • Large side draft plenum
    • Automotive down draft spray booth
    • Down draft wash booth
    • Reclaim and spray to waste powder spray booth
    • Large scale convection oven

If you need to run a Finishing Test contact:

Mark Svec
Director of Technology
440-572-3800 Ext: 191