Powder coating of parts in the Van Raam paint shop
The powder coating of Van Raam frames
The poader coating is done after blasting. The powder is negatively charged and the positively charged frame attracts the powder.
The production system specifies the hook on which the frame is to be hung. The "varnisher" uses the same system to know what color the frame will be. There are a total of 75 hooks on which frames and bicycle bottoms can be hung.
We are trying to plan it so that all bikes of the same model are sprayed in the same color one after the other (e.g. all matt black Easy Rider). If all matt black Easy Riders are sprayed and there are other bikes that need this color, all bikes that should get the same color are sprayed. Most bicycles get 3 layers of powder. These are two layers of paint and one layer of clear layer. The clear coat can be a gloss or a matt coat.
For the primer, the base coat, the frame passes through a scanner so that the system knows which frame is coming. 6 nozzles are adjusted here. This is done automatically. There is still someone present who extra "sprays" places that cannot be reached by the machine. The paint layer and the top coat are sprayed on completely by hand.