Cleaning Q&A: Equipment Resources

Where to find purchasing plans for finishing equipment.


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Q. Can you direct me to a resource where I may find purchasing plans for overall finishing equipment? The categories would be painting, cleaning (which is the area of most interest), deburring, electroplating and anodizing, air pollution control, powder coating and water pollution control.

A. I would not expect to find for free or purchase detailed design and construction plans for any type of the finishing equipment you mention above, largely because the companies that design this equipment also have a significant investment in the construction and installation of them. As a consumer, I want to know that the people designing the equipment are also building it since this would give me the assurance that the significant capital investment made would be fully functional as intended. Check out the supplier section of pfonline.com for equipment suppliers. 

Originally published in the October 2015 issue.

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