Bonus Profiles: Application Equipment
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By: Sharon Spielman
Getting the powder to the part is a critical step in the powder finishing process. Are you looking for an automatic system or a manual gun for touchups? Just need a nozzle? There are several suppliers from which to choose. To help you in your search for the right equipment, this special advertising section highlights a few PCI® members that make powder application equipment. Don’t forget to let them know you found them in Powder Coated Tough magazine!
Powder Bell Applicator
The InoBell® is a high transfer efficiency
applicator that is designed to deliver:
- Higher first-pass transfer efficiency,
- Better uniformity, and
- High Finish quality.
It can be installed on a robotic or reciprocating
system for various types or markets. We have
proven installations worldwide. By using the
InoBell®, an office furniture manufacturer had
an improved finish quality, uniformity and a 35
percent powder savings!
EXEL North America, Inc.
Advanced Powder Coating Technology
The company offers products and systems
for all industrial surface-coating applications. Its
innovative technologies and solutions guarantee
optimum quality, application efficiency and
maximum productivity. From manually operated
units to completely automated systems, WAGNER
is a global leader in application technology. For
outstanding design freedom and eye-catching
surfaces – WAGNER sets the standard!
WAGNER Systems Inc.
Gema – The Global Leader in Powder Coating Technology
Gema is leading the way in color change solutions, offering the latest product innovations designed to maximize
productivity and color change flexibility.
Gema’s OptiFlex®2 Automatic and Manual powder coating
guns integrate the most advanced powder charging technology
available. Every component is designed for total reliability,
convenience, and performance. Using 100,000 volts of FirstPass
Power™, you can coat it right the first time—every time!
Gema’s Magic Series® quick color change booths are
designed to handle a large variety of colors and guarantees
extremely quick and clean color changes. All of this without
any mechanical cleaning tools or entering the booth!
The OptiCenter™, with its quick and dust-free powder
management, enables excellent coating results. Short suction
tubes, new injectors, and optimized pneumatic connections
ensure a higher powder flow rate with less air consumption,
resulting in reduced wear and tear. The overall design allows
extremely quick color change.
Gema’s OptiSpray AP01™ brings
the powder coating industry a
completely different approach to
dense phase pump technology
by using a single-channel, inline
concept. OptiSpray AP01 is like
no other pump on the market…
revolutionary new levels of
consistent, repeatable, high-quality
coating results can be achieved!
Gema USA Inc.
Why Not Have Choices?
Rather than forcing you to buy expensive digital technology when it
isn’t required for your application, Parker Ionics offers you the option
of our analog based, GX7500 Series of powder application equipment.
The GX7500 features our time proven Pulse Power® advanced charging
technology that allows you to use a single, simple, set it and forget it
setting for all powder coating conditions. With this single setting, there is no
need for recipes or complicated adjustments. Pulse Power delivers the highest
transfer efficiencies of a 100 kV charge while limiting the charge currents to 8-15
microamps. This low current prevents the creation of the excess free ions that are
the leading cause of Faraday cage penetration issues as well as back ionization
(orange peel) and recoating difficulties.
Of course, if digital technology is the right choice for you, we offer our GX8500
Series that features full digital technology and up to 250 recipe settings. The GX8500
series also incorporates our second generation Pulse Power technology that makes
the best even better. Our engineers have optimized the features of the Pulse Width
Modulation technology that is the core of Pulse Power.
Pulse Power delivers optimal transfer efficiency over all powder coating
- Faraday cage penetration
- Heavy films without orange peel (back ionization)
- Easy recoats (or top coats) without orange peel
- Dry-on-dry applications
- Trouble-free Metallic coating
Powder Feed Center
The new Spectrum™ VT powder feed center from Nordson is designed to provide you return on your
investment, with innovative features that provide the fastest possible color change.
The highly automated feed center features pump and purge technology that eliminates cross-contamination of
powder, preventing rejects or rework.
Its self-contained round hopper provides a controlled
environment for optimum flow of fresh and recovered powder,
while automated cleaning of the hopper provides fast and
reliable color change.
The full-color touchscreen operator interface is easy to
use, walking the operator through the process step by step to
eliminate any chance for error and accelerate training time.
With the new Spectrum VT feed center, you’ll achieve
optimum coverage, uniform film build and superior process
control, resulting in the highest quality finishes…all in a
system that’s easy to use. Come visit Nordson at FABTECH,
booth C45037 and ask how we can make your system more
Sharon Spielman is editor of Powder Coated Tough magazine. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.