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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.
Q: What should I keep in mind when constructing a racking system? A: A well-designed, well-made rack is not only an integral part of any finishing operation, it’s also an opportunity to save platers money through increased production capacity and reduction of rejects. While almost anyone can make a rack, an understanding of racking materials and their elements is imperative to produce a correct design. By ...READ MORE
For powder coating operations, an error report can turn defects and imperfections into an opportunity to improve.
Fine particles from reclaim could be to blame for powder coating problems that emerge over time. Avoid problems by keeping hooks clean, maintaining guns and using reclaim powder quickly to avoid accumulation of fines.
For long-lasting powder coating that holds up outdoors, consultant Rodger Talbert suggests pretreatment and washing options, a primer layer and a top coat.
Finishing industry consultant Rodger Talbert explains ways to reduce waste, heat in your powder coating facility.
When looking to switch from phosphate conversion coatings, Stewart Tymchuk from Dynamix suggests looking at silane-based products for powder coating pretreatments.
Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and — even more importantly — enables increased throughput.
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Frank Lowe’s Wow Pads provide a simple, safe and minimalist solution for raw metal and powder coating transportation.
The coating products contain the equivalent of seven to 10 single-use (16-ounce) recycled plastic water bottles.
The entire process of coating and curing can be completed typically within 7 to 10 minutes for single-layer finishes.
FABTECH 2020: Venjakob/Nutro specializes in automated finishing systems, including paint lines, robotic paint finishing, part conveyance and curing.
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FABTECH 2020: Tiger-Vac Hogoil industrial vacuum cleaners with pumps are engineered for oil and metal chip separation.