The Client
Handles, Inc. is a division of the Thomas Monahan Company. Since 1922, the Thomas Monahan Company has been a manufacturer of high quality wood and steel handles for brooms, mops, shovels, and other implements.

The Challenge
When Handles, Inc. began to receive new contracts for large orders, they knew they would have to install a new system to keep up with the demand for their products. Only the latest in powder coating technology would do for Handles, Inc., so they chose a system from Gema USA.

The Solution
The OptiSystem™ from Gema USA was the answer for Handles, Inc., featuring OptiGun™ automatic powder guns and OptiTronic™ Control Units. The new system also included two powder booths and two interchangeable recovery systems: one with mini-cyclone separators and one with a cartridge-style filtration system.

The Savings
Handles, Inc. now has the capability to coat 133% more parts than they did with the old system. Taking into consideration that they also had a 30% reduction in powder consumption, upgrading to the OptiSystem truly exceeded their expectations!

Please note: The above Case Study has been prepared by Gema USA, a supplier of Modean Industries, and is being reproduced with Gema USA’s permission. Hani Azzam of Modean Industries supervised the design and engineering of several of the original Gema systems in the United States.