Precision Process Equipment will showcase improvements to its “S” power contact for reel-to-reel electroplating lines designed to reduce friction and deformation on stamped strip running on continuous plating line operations.
According to the company, strip that has at least one flat side for contact and parts ranging from 1 to 3 inches tall have worked well with the original contact design, but continuous operator adjustments for strip tension are necessary for each new part run on the line. Benefits of the improved contact design include spring-loaded-tension control against the parts and a larger contact surface area for higher-current-carrying applications. Accommodations for profiled parts also can be handled by machining clearance grooves into the pinch rollers. The contact assembly can be mounted to all existing Precision Process universal contact fixtures.
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