Well-designed racking is an important part of any finishing operation. Richard Lang, who handles technical sales for EPSI’s racking and hanging division, offers insights for designing an effective racking system.
Products designed to maximize density and efficiency in powder, ecoat, plating and wet spray systems.
If you are not sure if the 3-stage washer is the best way to prepare the metal for powder, then Rodger Talbert has some tips to get the material ready.
Tomasz Slezak from Chemetall says thin-film technology enhances corrosion protection and paint adhesion, while providing a cost-efficient, eco-friendly process.
Taking on a new coating project can be challenging, but Donovan Dixon of ProductionPlus says proper planning can make things go smoother, especially if you are implementing a new line or a larger project.
If you struggle to avoid light coating in some areas of your parts, then expert Rodger Talbert has some suggestions on how to better control film build.
Traditionally, paint removal is achieved by either mechanical, thermal or chemical methods, and often it is contracted out.There are some key disadvantages to outsourcing your paint-removal requirements, however, explains Atotech’s Sylvain Masson.
Massachusetts finisher Independent Plater switches with the help of TURI university program
Axalta Coating Systems’ Mike Withers has some sound advice for an inexperienced painter who’s been charged with running a powder line.
Expert Rodger Talbert helps a coater who is having issues with the application of powder on zinc castings.
The ABCs of good plating from Bex’s Dave Keely: agitation balances chemistry.
Steelman Industries’ Carlton Mann says burn-off ovens are safe, and he offers some considerations for installing one.
Controlling a coating’s thermal viscosity is a top priority, says Sames Kremlin’s Steve Romer.
RighTech Fabrications offers an extensive library of heat exchangers, racking systems, anode baskets, custom components and specialty fasteners, having created thousands of parts and designs for metal finishing clients over its 50 years in business.
System fits with 'keep it simple' powder coating philosophy
Use common sense to figure out the optimum hanging patterns for coating parts, advises powder expert Rodger Talbert.
Axalta’s Joe Subda suggests taking an eight-step problem-solving approach to get cost savings from an electrocoating operation.
How can you improve a powder coating system to prevent corrosion on parts? Powder Expert Rodger Talbert suggests adding blasting and priming.
What caused corrosion on one shop’s black-dyed parts? Anodizing expert Larry Chesterfield offers troubleshooting advice.
What can be done to better control the amount of dirt in a powder system and on coated parts? Powder expert Rodger Talbert weighs in on this and other questions.
Automation, other technologies boost finisher
Q. How do we ensure we have the best available strike chemistry for our plating application? Coventya’s Brad Durkin explains how process and the sequences are an important metric to success.
What can you tell me about the 720 Rule as it applies to current density anodizing? Plating expert Sjon Westre, Ph.D., from Chemeon answers this question.
Q. Our finishing shop applies both liquid and powder applications, as well as some plating, too. How can we increase our racking line density by adding more parts per foot? Racking expert Scott Rempala has the answer.
Q. How can I increase the throughput of my finishing line through proper racking protocols?
Q. Should I not use the same bath to process aluminum and stainless steel? Can aqueous alkaline cleaner be used on aluminum?