KABE Farben – Investment in new powder technical center strengthens market position

Unique high-tech powder coating plant

The family business Karl Bubenhofer AG (KABE Farben) in Gossau has renewed its powder technical center and invested in a high-tech powder coating plant, among other things. This plant is unique in the industry in this form. State-of-the-art application technology and flexible curing options enable practical coating tests, product developments and training at the highest level.

At a glance

  • Realistic training system and a laboratory system for the development of new products
  • Spacious plastic booth with the latest generation of suction technology
  • Semi-automatic powder center PXS with integrated control and ultrasonic sieve
  • WAGNER EEP system with optimized piping and a flow-optimized cyclone enables the use of a compact extraction filter, which consumes 40% less energy

Customer challenge

On the old pilot plant, Karl Bubenhofer AG was only able to depict the coating processes in a practical manner to a limited extent. What was needed was a modern powder coating system specially tailored to the customer's needs, which is equipped for all variants of automatic and manual powder coating.

Our solution

A spacious plastic booth with the latest generation of suction technology is equipped on both sides with three vertically arranged automatic guns on lifting devices. If required, each side can be upgraded to up to five guns. The powder coating is transported from the semi-automatic powder center PXS with integrated control and ultrasonic sieve. The interior of the powder center is made of chrome steel to customer specifications. The frequent cleaning processes in the pilot plant are thus carried out faster and without residues. The networking of complete powder coating systems under optimal conditions allows the technicians to test their innovative product developments in a practical manner, intensively test the behaviour of powder paints in automatic systems and further raise the quality standard.

Pictures: Karl Bubenhofer AG, Gossau

Karl Bubenhofer AG

The powder and industrial liquid paints manufactured by Karl Bubenhofer AG are used for a wide variety of areas and applications, whether for finishing, protection or decorative purposes. The company can look back on more than 100 years of history and is headquartered in Gossau in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen.

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The WAGNER PXS is not only the heart of the powder supply, it also represents the entire coating system as the entire system control is already integrated in the switch cabinet and is operating via the central touchscreen.

Your contact person

Your contact person

Wolfgang Mathes

Key Account Manager

+49 (0) 7544 - 505 0