Forecasting Control of Waterborne Basecoat Viscosity

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Hua-Tzu Fan, S. Jack Hu, S. M. Wu

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Eng. Ind 116(4), 514-516 (Nov 01, 1994) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2902136 History: Received January 01, 1993; Revised November 01, 1993; Online April 08, 2008


Waterborne basecoat is gaining popularity in the automative industry. However, the viscosity of some waterborne basecoats may be unstable while circulating in the paint supply-and-storage system. This instability has caused significant problems in the paintability of the basecoats and the quality of the final finish. An original application of forecasting control is implemented to control the viscosity of certain waterborne basecoat. Both manual and automatic implementations of forecasting control result in significant improvement of process capability.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Viscosity , Finishes , Storage
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