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Dip Tank Equipment

My company is purchasing machined and painted lifting hooks from a third party manufacturer and wish to move these processes in-house. The dipping process seems to work well but I am having a hard time finding a company that makes this type of small-part, low-volume equipment. Do you have any suggestions?

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Q. My company is purchasing machined and painted lifting hooks from a third party manufacturer and wish to move these processes in-house. The third party manufacturer uses a crude homemade vertical chain dipping tank to paint these hooks. The paint finish is poor but the paint is more for identification purposes. We have five different colors (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Orange). Annual volumes vary from 300 to 16,000. The dipping process seems to work well but I am having a hard time finding a company that makes this type of small-part, low-volume equipment. Do you have any suggestions? G. V.

 

A. You could consider finishing the lifting hooks using another method, such as spraying or flow coating. You could construct your own dip tank. However, I am sure you can find someone to make you a dip tank for your needs.
My best suggestion is to look a little harder. You shouldn’t have to look any farther than the suppliers listed in the PRODUCTS FINISHING 2006 DIRECTORY AND TECHNOLOGY GUIDE (www.pfonline.com/suppliers.html).
 

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