How does an industrial powder coating line work?
Watch as parts move through the process from initial cleaning through final cure on the Advanced Industrial Coatings powder coating line. Video by Brenton Arney.
The latest video from Advanced Industrial Coatings shows every part of the powder coating process, from the initial hanging of the parts through to the preparation for shipment.
Note that extreme care is taken even at the very first stage in the process, as the parts are hung. Careful hanging ensures that each part can be coated optimally, while still maximizing the number of parts that can move through the system at once.
After hanging, the parts move into the pre-treatment phase. Pre-treatment for powder coating varies depending on the part and the coating used. In this example, the parts are washed for at least two minutes with a hot iron phosphate rinse. After, the parts move on to other phases of the pre-treatment process. Appropriate, detailed and complete pre-treatment is one of the most important parts of the industrial powder coating process.
Once pre-treatment is complete, the parts move into the coating booth. This video explains the basic science behind electrostatic powder coating. Here, you’ll see two of Advanced Industrial Coatings’ most skilled electrostatic powder coaters applying powder coating to a number of parts. Even with a high-tech line and equipment, high-quality industrial powder coating still requires extremely skilled powder coaters for an even and smooth application.
The next phase of the process, shown in the video, is equally critical: the cure process. Here, the parts move through the oven at a temperature and speed that have been carefully calibrated based on several factors. The size of the parts, the substrate, the cure requirements of the coating, and even the temperature in the shop can all figure into the cure calculations.
Finally, the video shows the final stages of the process, as parts are prepared for shipment.
We hope you enjoy the video. Don’t hesitate to contact us or post questions in the comments to learn more!