Powder Coating System Fits Small Footprint, Retains Flexibility
At less than 9,000 ft.2,IntelliFinishing’s Pathfinder base powder coating system still includes multiple load and unload stations, a three-stage wash, a multi-lane cure oven, and complete automation.
At less than 9,000 ft.2,IntelliFinishing’s Pathfinder base powder coating system is designed for a relatively tight footprint, but it still includes multiple load and unload stations, a three-stage wash, a multi-lane cure oven, and complete automation.The key feature is a recipe-driven human-machine-interface system that ties the individual sections and process equipment into a single system for optimal part-processing flexibility. Use of a friction-driven tube conveyor instead of a chain allows carriers to stop, index, reverse direction, oscillate, slow down and speed up. The movement through the system and changes per part (particularly cure timing) per carrier are controlled by the easy-to-use recipe control software.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
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