IntelliFinishing Coating Systems Offer Flexibility, Smaller Footprint
Systems include friction-driven conveyors, energy-efficient washers and ovens, easy-to-use smart controls, liquid and powder booths, platforms and more.
Houston Plating & Coatings and CEO Bill Howard are reaping the boom in oil and gas industry by running at capacity in its Houston plant, expanding capacity at its Humble plant by 50 percent, and building a new, 80,000-sq-ft plant in Louisiana that will cost $9 million and employ 120 workers when completed later this year.
Electrocoat products and processes continue to evolve, with development focused on lower energy use, very low VOC content and methods to reduce cost per applied square foot. The following is a primer on how a combination of new materials and good process control can be used to achieve the highest possible efficiency.
By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.