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Liquid Coating

Gas vs. Electric Ovens

What are the pros and cons for using gas or electric to heat a typical automotive supplier curing oven?
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Liquid Coating

How to Adjust a Burn-Off Oven To Remove Coatings

Q. We are having issues with our burn-off oven. It doesn’t seem to be adjusting to the amount of coating on the hooks and fixtures. What can I do to fix this?
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Powder Coating

Considerations for Buying A Burn-Off Oven

A time-tested way to keep hooks clean is with a burn-off oven, and Steelman Industries’ Carlton Mann explains considerations for buying one.
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Liquid Coating

Choosing Between a Conveyor vs. Batch Processing

Although many companies are converting to conveyor or continuous processing, Bob Hauck from Spray Systems says there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of processing.
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Electroplating

Finding Correlations to Salt Spray and UV Protection Hours

Bob Hohn with Assured Testing Services says it is often difficult to equate test duration to actual years of field service.
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Liquid Coating

How to Know When to Change Spray Booth Filters

When it comes to determining when to change your spray booth filters, Trey Peavy from Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions says to first differentiate between intake filters and exhaust filters.
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Powder Coating

Designing Batch Ovens for Powder Coating Operations

Curing ovens are an important part of any finishing operation, and Col-Met’s John  Owed says understanding key elements will assist in selecting the right oven for your application.
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Liquid Coating

Steps for Automating Your Paint Booth with Robots

Graco’s Bill Heuer explains the important considerations to think about before investing in a system with robots.
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Powder Coating

Improving Transfer Efficiencies in Coating Operations

There are many methods for addressing electrostatic grounding in metal painting processes, and Tim Ulshafer from Mueller Electric says the best method for your process is a simple and worthwhile exercise.
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Liquid Coating

Designing Spray Booths by Applying the Right Airflow Design

Spray booth solutions are varied, Spray Systems’ Bob Hauck says, so use key performance objectives to arrive at the best airflow option for you.
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