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! Coating.Bonding.Sealing.

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 condition:

  • 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

Parker Ionics

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 efficient.

Nordson Corporation

Sharon Spielman is editor of Powder Coated Tough magazine. She can be reached via email at sspielman@powdercoating.org.