PPG has completed the 1000th installation of its MoonWalk automated refinish paint mixing system. The installation at Group Perez Rumbao’s facility in Vigo, Spain, was celebrated at a special event attended by representatives of both companies.
“The PPG MoonWalk system will be more than an automatic paint mixer for us,” said Ramon Seijas, Vice President at Group Perez Rumbao. “It also will be a catalyst in our constant search for the quality and service that we want to give to all our clients. The system will help us repeatedly achieve that quality in the final product in a simple and fast way, as well as facilitate the work of our operators by reducing time and simplifying the process.”
According to PPG, the MoonWalk system saves labour, reduces waste, and transforms the refinish mixing room into a clean and safe environment, setting a new standard for the refinish market. Paint technicians and body shop managers benefit from the accuracy of the automated mixing process which improves speed, quality, and colour consistency.
“When we first introduced the PPG MoonWalk system, we knew it could boost efficiency, quality, productivity, revenue, and employee satisfaction for body shops around the world,” said Chancey Hagerty, Vice President Global Automotive Refinish Coatings at PPG. “As we celebrate delivery of our 1000th PPG MoonWalk unit, I’m pleased to see that so many of our customers have embraced the system and realised those benefits.”
To begin the process, users load the required tinter, additive and thinner bottles into the dispensing rack. The system then checks each bottle’s barcode, automatically dispenses the correct amount of product, and prints a label.
PPG said the MoonWalk system is sized to fit all mixing rooms. It features 80 storage spaces for tinters and a 13-position dispensing rack. Other components include a barcode scanner, a label printer, and a moving scale that PPG said is 10 times more precise than a standard scale.