Powder Coating Systems Suited for Smaller Footprints
The Fostoria Process Equipment Division of TPI Corp.’s mini system includes all the major components for a complete powder system, including a three-stage wash; batch oven and/or automated pass-through dry-off and curing ovens; spray booth; and all necessary conveyor and application equipment.
At FABTECH 2018, the Fostoria Process Equipment Division of TPI Corp. will demonstrate its mini powder coating system, which is designed for smaller powder operations or for coaters that need to squeeze the system into a smaller footprint than typically required by conventional systems.
The system includes all the major components for a complete powder system, including a three-stage wash; batch oven and/or automated pass-through dry-off and curing ovens; spray booth; and all necessary conveyor and application equipment. A typical mini system fits within a 15- x 30-ft area. Size will vary according to part sizes and conveyor speed requirements.
The company also will feature its micro-mini system, a portable or fixed system for small parts that includes a wash/rinse station, a filtered powder spray booth and final infrared cure oven, all within a typical 8- x 12-ft. area.
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