The Client
Profile Powder Coating, founded in 1989 and located in Rogers, Minnesota, provides cost-effective finishes for metal and MDF wood composites. With an emphasis on quality and service, Profile strives to achieve fast turn-around times to their customers without cutting corners on the integrity and quality of the finish.

The Challenge
Quick color change and updated technology were important to Profile in their consideration of a new powder coating system. They were also looking for faster line speed, more automation and lower rejects.

The Solution
Gema USA’s Magic Cylinder® powder coating booth was the solution chosen by Profile. They were impressed with its unique, round-wall design and quick color change options. An OptiSystem™, including OptiGun AX™ automatic powder guns, OptiTronic Plus™ control units, and OptiFlow™ pumps, was also installed. Completing their quick color change system is a Chameleon™ Color Management System.

The Savings
According to Steve DeJong, “Gema’s knowledgeable staff has provided us with the hands-on training we needed to run our new system at peak performance and achieve optimum results.” These results include producing higher quality finishes, while increasing the line speed by 30%. Ten minutes have been shaved off their color-change time and they have achieved powder savings of 40%.

“Our new Magic Cylinder powder system gives us the quick color change capability we needed and the financial savings we were looking for.”
— Steve DeJong, Profile Powder Coating

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.