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The advantages of reclaiming overspray powder are well known. The technology is proven and simple to implement. In some cases—for instance, sing...

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  Outgassing describes the phenomena of entrapped gasses being released through a powder coating during the cure process. When this gas passes...

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Cleaning parts using aqueous chemistries is a lot like washing dishes in a sink by hand. The conditions of soil loading and the ways to overcome these using four key process parameters are the same for both washing dishes or using a multi-stage pretreatment washer.

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No matter how well you control your powder coating process, you will undoubtedly have defects that need to be reworked. Here are a few simple things that you should know before you make this defect worse and end up scrapping the part.

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Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Fuse

Some operators have to beg to get spare parts to keep their equipment working. The cost of purchasing spare parts can be significant, prompting most companies to put them in secure areas with limited access. Given the fact that these parts have little value outside the industry, this approach can be very short sighted. For instance, your local pawn shop has no value or market for fan spray nozzles, so spare parts theft is not a problem. A well-run operation must have spare parts readily available to shop personnel to quickly fix and maintain the powder coating system.

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5 Steps to Improve Transfer Efficiency

Charging Theory: Powder particles are attracted to grounded part surfaces by the electrostatic charge imparted on them by the gun generator— the higher the charge on the powder particle, the better the transfer efficiency.

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Convection ovens use heated air to cause the powder to melt, flow, create a film, and finally to cure on your parts. The key to convection oven tec...

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While it is true that the ability to reclaim overspray powder is a prominent selling point of the powder coating process, this does not mean that it makes sense for you under every circumstance. Everyone who either has an existing powder coating process or is looking to purchase one must eventually come to grips with this issue. Surprisingly, most people look at this dilemma the wrong way because they get mesmerized by the technology rather than analyzing this issue using normal cost accounting techniques.

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