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TCI Powder Coatings Customer Event Provides Knowledge, Fun

21. July 2014

Fishing was one of the events at the TCI Customer Appreciation event.

 

TCI Powder Coatings held its Customer Appreciation Event in June is to acknowledge and support their custom coaters and OEM customers as they grow and extend their businesses.

 

The event provided a VIP experience filled with exclusive opportunities for access to education, innovation, collaboration, and networking at the event in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

 

Attendees saw high quality technical and industry presentations on topics such as lean manufacturing, application, recovery and color change design, new technologies in application and powder coatings, pretreatment new technologies, a comprehensive way to compare on powder to another and more.


To see a photo slideshow of the events, please click HERE

 

 


PRAB Adds Evaled Evaporative Line, Enters Wastewater Treatment Sector

17. July 2014
 

 

PRAB, which develops material handling and chip and fluid management solutions for manufacturers, has expanded into wastewater treatment and introducing its partnership with  Italian company Veolia to market and support the exclusive Evaled line of evaporative technology in North America.

 

Wastewater treatment through evaporation is an efficient, clean, chemical free way to separate emulsified oils and suspended solids from wastewater, said Tim Hanna, Managing Director of PRAB Fluid Filtration-Wastewater Treatment Division.

 

Evaporation is selected for wastewater treatment applications when other filtration methods, such as Ultrafiltration, cannot reduce the level of VOC or other compounds contaminating wastewater. The evaporation process breaks the unwanted compounds and cleanly separates it from wastewater, allowing for high efficiency water reclamation and solids extraction.

 

PRAB has published a new brochure on Fluid Filtration that can be downloaded HERE.

 

For more information on PRAB, please visit PRAB.com

 


SIFCO ASC Achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification

15. July 2014

 

 

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, has gained the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 accreditation.

 

The OHSAS 18001 standard is an internationally accepted method used to assess and audit occupational health and safety management systems. It was awarded to the Health and Safety Management System of SIFCO ASC following an assessment by the National Quality Assurance (NQA).

 

Developed by the leading trade and international standards bodies, the OHSAS 18001 identifies and manages occupational health and safety risks, as well as hazards. The assessment process includes staff training and awareness, communication of safety management systems and response to emergency situations.

 

Part of Norman Hay plc, SIFCO ASC has also been recognised with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard and ISO 9001 quality management system. The addition of the OHSAS 18001 shows safer working conditions and improved performance across SIFCO ASC.

 

Mark Smith, European General Manager of SIFCO ASC, said: “Achieving such a prestigious certification is fantastic for SIFCO ASC. We continue to work hard in providing our employees with an exceptional standard of working conditions. The OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety recognition confirms that we are fully committed to the welfare of our employees.

 

“Our people are the most important asset to SIFCO ASC. As a company, we are totally committed to our health and safety standards and keeping our employees safe is at the forefront of our interests. It is our staff that continues to drive the company forward with their hard work and excellent attitude. Maintaining their working environment to this high level is important to us.”


Binks Introduces New Trophy Spray Guns

11. July 2014

Finishing Brands, manufacturer of Binks industrial finishing equipment, is including two additional fluid nozzles, at no charge, in five new promotional packages of Binks Trophy manual spray guns. With the bonus nozzles, an operator will have even more flexibility in meeting spray finishing needs with the Binks Trophy series.

 

Just released, these Trophy spray gun promotional packages are available only through authorized Binks distributors for a limited time.

 

Binks Trophy Series brings a unique combination of a lightweight, ergonomic design with robust engineering for use with a wide variety of coatings in diverse applications. Trophy’s engineering generates maximum atomization efficiency producing uniform pattern distribution and excellent transfer efficiency to deliver high finish quality.

 

Key highlights include:

 

Binks Trophy Configurations:

  • Sizes – full size and touch up
  • Spray Technologies - HVLP, LVMP (Compliant), Conventional
  • Fluid Nozzles and Needle Set-ups - hardened stainless steel nozzles, tungsten carbide, plastic tip needles, and feathering needles
  • Available in pressure feed, gravity feed, and siphon feed

 

Ergonomic Features:

  • Lightweight and curved spray gun handle
  • Oversized knobs and air cap ring for easy adjustments and maintenance
  • Soft trigger pull for reduced stress and fatigue
  • Smooth trigger pull for providing no-kickback during spraying

 

Engineering Features:

  • Air caps are designed to produce uniform spray patterns and excellent transfer efficiency
  • Large stainless steel fluid passages for compatibility with industrial coatings
  • Long lasting brass inserts and seals
  • Hardened stainless steel fluid nozzles
  • Large air passages
  • Anodized forged aluminum gun body provides durability

 

 

Binks pioneered the development of liquid spray finishing technology over 100 years ago and continues to set the global standards for industrial finishing in both atomization and fluid handling. For further information about Binks industrial equipment and finishing solutions, please call customer service at 1-800-992-4657 or visit the Binks website at www.binks.com.

 

Customers involved in challenging finishing applications in particular, and the industrial marketplace overall, will benefit from Finishing Brands' advanced technology from DeVilbiss atomization, to Ransburg electrostatics, BGK curing and controls, and Binks atomization and fluid handling. 

 

Finishing Brands provides more technology, expert support and better solutions as the one source with world-wide resources and experience for industrial customers’ finishing needs.

Visit www.finishingbrands.com and select your global region for more information.


Majoy, Bell, McGuinness, Nebiolo, Ryan, Murphy and Roach Receive NASF Awards of Merit

9. July 2014

 

The National Association for Surface Finishing honored 10 of the industry’s top leaders during their 7th Annual NASF Awards Presentation on Monday June 9 at the NASF Pavilion as part of the 2014 SUR/FIN Conference.

 

The ceremony recognized each leaders’ outstanding dedication to ensuring a strong association and vibrant future for the finishing industry.

 

NASF President, Rick Delawder kicked off the ceremony with a warm welcome and thanks to all in attendance. Awards Chair, Mike Kelly, then took to the stage to present the Presidential Award, the Scientific Achievement Award, the Taormina Award and seven Awards of Merit to this year’s recipients.

 

Bill Wiggins of Automation Plating Corporation received the coveted Presidential Award for his extraordinary contributions to NASF and visionary efforts to advance the industry. In his 40+ year career, Wiggins has been an industry ambassador, held an elected office and actively serves as a member of the State Association and Board of Directors.

 

The Scientific Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Hudson Bates, Executive Director of the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA). One of the world’s foremost toxicologists and an expert on nickel, nickel processes, nickel human health and environmental health, Dr. Bate’s 20+ year career has enhanced the dignity and status of the finishing industry. As recipient of this year’s Scientific Achievement Award, Dr. Bates will deliver the Blum Lecture at the 2015 SUR/FIN Conference.

 

Jim Jones of Dixie Industrial Finishing received the Taormina Award for his outstanding commitment to improving the industry. Jones expressed the importance of being an NASF member and the crucial part his participation in the organization has played in advancing his business and the industry overall.

 

In addition, seven esteemed NASF members were presented with Awards of Merit for their exceptional service of a local and/or national nature.

 

• Brad Majoy (Pavco): Well known and respected throughout the industry, Brad Majoy has greatly contributed to numerous projects at the local level in Cleveland over the past 20 years.

 

• Sam Bell (Metal Surfaces, Inc.): Sam Bell has singlehandedly educated a majority of Congress on the value of the plating process. Bell has been an NASF member and industry leader for many years.

 

• Terry McGuinness (Enviroserv): A tireless advocate for the metal finishing industry and President of the North California Chapter of NASF, McGuinness’s leadership has been instrumental in the chapter’s positive contributions.

 

• William Nebiolo (REM Chemicals): William Nebiolo has been instrumental in developing the SME Mass Finishing Training Course, including an industry-wide mass finishing textbook still in use today.

 

• Lawrence Ryan (Atotech): A troubleshooting expert in all aspects of electroplating during his 40+ year career, Lawrence Ryan is a distinguished authority in plating on plastics.

 

• Bruce Murphy (Enthone): Bruce Murphy is well known for his contributions to the development of composite and conventional electroless nickel plating baths, aluminum pre-treatment for electroless nickel and pre-treatment for steel and copper-based alloys. Murphy also developed a manual for electroless nickel electroplating.

 

• David Roach (Peninsula Metal Finishing): Recognized as an expert in anodizing technologies, David Roach has provided years of outstanding service to both the military and commercial sectors.

 

 




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