For surface treatment and preparation, both your process and media selection matter. Unfortunately, time restraints and old habits often lead to improper preparation, failed coatings or damaged surface profiles — costing you time and money in rework or lost revenue.
Many professionals think they don’t have the time or resources to explore better processes, equipment or materials for their surface preparation needs, especially those involving metalworking, woodworking or concrete. Companies know that any break in production can result in lost revenue. In today’s competitive market, businesses don’t have the luxury of discovering better solutions by trial and error. Fortunately, now they don’t have to!
Call 800-322-1413 to speak to a United Surface Preparation representative today!
Process Improvement Lab for Improved Surface Preparation
At United Surface Preparation, we understand your unique surface preparation needs and have a team of experts ready to help you find solutions to your biggest challenges. We also have over 4500 square feet of innovation space that houses:
- Metalworking equipment such as wheel blast machines, air blast machines and vibratory finishing machines, air tools, abrasives and more.
- Woodworking tools that include both pneumatic and electric sanders, sanding discs and belts.
- Concrete grinders and polishers, vacuums, tooling, sprayers and chemicals.
In addition to helping you discover innovative equipment and processes; we can walk you through new blast and vibratory media and concrete grind and polish products ideal for your surface preparation applications. We take into account your end-product needs and work carefully to identify the right materials and processes, delivering the highest quality at the right price.
If you’re looking to increase production and reduce your cost-per-part, it’s time to explore new surface preparation technologies.
How Does the Process Improvement Lab Work?
You begin your improvements by giving us a call or by speaking with your sales representative. Once we discuss your specific surface and substrate needs, we can schedule your lab visit.
At our lab, you can explore different blasting media, techniques, and machines for improved efficiency, increased production, and reduced operating costs in your surface preparation applications. With your process run, you will receive:
- Ideal media, formulas, and compounds for your needs
You’ll never have to guess the material and processes that are right for your applications. We will guide you through various options that provide the surface finish and quality your jobs require.
- Analysis of current parts, machines, media, and expenses
Each customer’s needs are unique, so we will evaluate current processes and materials to uncover the exact formula and process to improve production and reduce operation costs.
- Step-by-step instructions for repeatable results
We are your partners for all your surface preparation needs and we want you to succeed. That’s why we provide thorough instructions you can use to achieve the same results on the job that you’ve experience in our lab.
- Record keeping for future process improvements
To simplify your continuous process improvement, we maintain detailed records of past improvements and results to help you adjust as your needs change.
- A detailed plan for ongoing success
We outline everything you need to know about each process, including media and compound requirements, machine selection, even the cost of the electric used to run the process — helping you make educated decisions about your surface preparation needs.
Continuous process improvements are critical to your company’s success. Now you can explore new solutions without halting production. We stand ready to serve your needs.
Questions? Call us at 800-322-1413 and speak to a knowledgeable representative today.
United Surface Preparation is your leading industrial distributor in the Upper Midwest, known for our unparalleled service, innovative solutions and top-rated product selection of surface preparation products, safety equipment, tools and MRO supplies. Give us a call at 800-322-1413 to learn how we can help you work more efficiently and more profitably today.