FixLine is a complete repair process that includes all phases of repair, from quotation to delivery (estimate, disassembly, metal work, body filler, primer, masking, waterborne, clear, unmasking, polishing, reassembly, washing, detailing and delivery).
FixLine is also a repair system that uses a line on which the car moves sideway for the phases of body filler, primer, masking, painting, unmasking and polishing.
There are two models of line FixLine, first one called SprayTron that produces 8 repairs a day and the other called KombiTron that produces 16 repairs a day.
To optimize the process and delivery times, the damage has been divided into three groups by size damage and three different repair processes are used.
The damage can be identified in the three groups, based on the number of damaged panels; 1 panel which is about 15-20% of the repairs, 2 and 3 panels which are about 50-60% of the repairs and 4 and more panels which are 15-20% of the repairs.
The points of advantage of the FixLine are: the DryTronic technology and the SPAP process that allow to work continuously on the repair without waiting for flash off and drying, this process also brings benefits to the disassembly, reassembly and metal work phases, in fact, no longer suffers interruptions because the preparation and painting, an additional advantage is the minor moving the cars, because all the cars are repaired with only three movements, made in sequence without waiting.
Symach presents 2 solutions:
A. FixLine SprayTron produces 8-10 repairs a day and consists of 5 work stations, a SprayTron with robot, a BaseTron and one Flydry, as well as a paint mixing room and sanding vacuum system.
2 stations are for the primer, one with BaseTron and a Flydry
1 station is for masking
1 SprayTron for painting and drying
1 station for unmasking and polishing on a small dirt (the drying quality does not require total polishing)
FixLine SprayTron produces 8-10 repairs cycles a day with 3 technicians, 1 spray booth and one preparation bay, to produce the same number of repairs with the conventional system are required 6 technicians, 2 spray booths and 2-3 preparation bays. In conclusion, the efficiency of FixLine is 50% more than a conventional system, in fact it uses 2 technicians less, 1 spray booth less, 3 preparation bays less and also less space.
B. FixLine KombiTron produces 16 repairs cycles a day and consists of 7 work stations, one KombiTron, one BaseTron and one Flydry, as well as a paint mixing room and sanding vacuum system.
3 stations are for the primer, one with BaseTron and a Flydry
1 station is for masking
1 KombiTron, composed from a SprayTron + a drying cabin, for painting and drying
1 station for unmasking and polishing only on any small dirt
The FixLine KombiTron produces 16 repairs a day with 6 technicians, one spray booth plus one drying cabin and one preparation bay. To produce the same number of repairs with the conventional system you would need: 10 technicians, 4 spray booths and 6 preparation bay. In conclusion, the efficiency of FixLine KombiTron is 50% more than a conventional system using 4 workers less, 2 cabins less, 5 areas of preparation less and even less space.