Power Carts - A new Inovative Finishing System

PrimeHeat Power Cart

Power Carts - What are they?

The Power Carts are a self-propelled cart system that uses an on-board micro-controller to process through a facility based on a user-selected program. It is powered by a 12 volt battery that is charged in-line along the 3/4" high ABS-plastic track that guides the cart. There are no hazardous chains or rails that can cut off areas of a facility, and forklifts can run over the track safely. With the PowerCart, you can reduce floorspace requirements and achieve a higher level of workmanship with fewer defects because an individual cart can be manually stopped anywhere on the line for as long as needed to to properly complete a task and then be released.

How Fast Are they? And Can I easily stop a PowerCart?

The  PrimeHeat power carts operate at 40 feet per minute too quickly and safely deliver product down the line. They have the ability to to use multiple lines though track switches, which helps reduce floor area requirements on high labor tasks and allows an individual cart to loop through the system should multiple passes be required. It takes only 2 pounds of pressure on its front touch bumper to stop a cart, which makes them very safe compared to a chain-driven system. A cart will also stop if the table-top is moved out of position, and will wait for the table-top to be realigned. The Table-top itself can rotate 360 degrees to allow painters to easily access all sides of a product. Rated as Class 1, Division 1 explosion-proof, they can safely travel into any environment and communicate with a wireless network.  This piece of industrial equipment can also cary loads of 500 lb.

Can I paint robotically with a PowerCart? What about with UV Coatings?

 The power carts are extremely smart and can communicate with PrimeHeat HalCon Tunnels and our UV3D robot cells. This communication, coupled with their ability to stop anywhere for a programmed amount of time, makes the power carts ideal for curing water-based UV coatings on 3-Dimensional products. With Finish Line Support  we offer Finish Line monitoring and programming that gives you immediate updates on your system's production rate, problems that we detect and program changes that you may need.  Painting Robots can be programmed with multiple programs allowing the loading operator to pick the one best suited for the product being placed on the PowerCart. This ability to use UV green technology coatings on case good products with a 5 minute cure cycle will give a company a major technological and production efficiency advantage in a very competitive world market.

Key Facts

  • Self-Propelled Power Carts travel at 40 fpm
  • Class 1, Div. 1 Explosion Proof
  • Small Factory Footprint
  • Can be Monitored in Real Time
  • Table-top spins 360 Degrees 
  • UV3D and HalCon Tunnel Comm.
  • Easy Operation, Easy Maintenance
  • Can be Programmed for Multiple Loops
  • 12v Battery Charged In-Line
  • PowerCart User Manual

Time-Lapse of Power Cart Finishing line for Cabinet Shop

 Video time-lapse showing the travel of a PrimeHeat Power Carts through a finishing line

These Class 1, Div 1 rated battery operate carts communicate wirelessly and transport your parts through spray booths, ovens, and all areas of the fining system. 

Power Cart Door Painting Line

Painting Doors on Power Carts.  The self contained Class 1 Div 1. rated carts operate on 12V gel batteries that charge while in the oven during the cure process.  The 1/2" ABS track can be placed anywhere on a concrete surface.  The track can be run over by forklift ands cart/foot traffic.  Using track switches we can divert carts to several different processes allowing each part loaded to have a completely separate recipe and finishing schedule. 

Robotic Painting on PowerCart System

PrimeHeat Power Carts enable you to easily finish your parts robotically.  The carts talk on a wifi network and can tell the painting robots and ovens what color, part type, paint type, etc is needed for each pass through the booth/s.  

Furniture Finishing with Power Carts

Video showing robotic finishing on Furnture and power cart transport system.

UV Cure 3D Parts


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