The armatures were being coated by manually dipping the parts in a fluidized bed. The dipping process was difficult for the employee and it exposed the operator to the coating process.
HeatTek has supplied two compact in-line fully automated armature coating systems employing the latest fluidized bed coating technology.
The systems preheat armatures with resistance heating, roll coats the armatures in a fluidized bed, cures the powder coating with resistance heating and convectively cools the armatures. Armatures are automatically conveyed thru the preheat, powder coat and cure stations with a walking beam. The system features an auger-fed fluidized bed, a vacuum return of powder to the reservoir and a fully integrated air filtration system. The system can process up to 90 armatures per hour.