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Plating Anodizing High Production Facilities
ANODIZING / ALODINE - MIL-SPEC / COMMERCIAL
This is an aluminum finishing line designed to do Type I,II anodize, alodine, chem-film and sealing operations on aluminum products including fasteners and fabricated components. The tanks can accomodate racks and baskets. Notice that all support utilities are located behind the tanks and allow for operators to have free access to the tanks. This method allows for a dry floor configuration that recovers or captures vitually all chemistry back into the tanks or waste piping.
AEROSPACE - PLATING / ANODIZING
This is a high quality - medium volume barrel plating/anodizing facility. The system was designed and built by IPEC Global for FAA and Mil-spec finishing of aerospace fasteners. Operations include cadmium and nickel electro-plating, aluminum anodize Type I,II,III, and related finishing operations such as cleaning, etch, passivate and chromate conversion coatings. The system features 14 x 36 inch plating barrels with up to 100 lbs capacity per load. The line produces 4 barrels of plated parts per hour, or 400 pounds per hour.
HARD CHROME PLATING - MIL SPEC
Hard Chrome plating on hydraulic cylinders and bearing surfaces are the principle operations of this hoist and rack line. Deposition times in terms of hours at full amperages required that IPEC install high efficiency scrubbers for removal of Hex Chrome fumes in order to meet local emission standards. DC power supplies were over 10,000 amps at 18 volts. Utilities & wastewater was routed under the fiberglass flooring.
ELECTRONICS / SEMICONDUCTOR PLATING-CLEANING
This is an example of a modular plating/cleaning line for the automatic processing of electronic hardware and semiconductors. Systems include electro-plating, anodizing, electro-less nickel, chemfilm, passivate, clean and etch. IPEC will custom design and build a system to your exact specifications.
DECORATIVE ELECTROPLATING - FAUCETS -FIXTURES
Ultra-high qualtity finishing of decorative faucets and fixtures are done on this line including hex-chrome, nickel, acid copper,silver and gold. The system is a bridge crane style with in-line tanks. All ancillary components such as rectifiers, pumps and filters are located in maintenance isles behind the tanks. IPEC was commissioned to design, build and permit the entire facility including all air pollution control and waste water treatemnt. This is a ZERO Discharge facility with no wastewater going to sewer.
RACK PLATING - HOME AND RETAIL FURNISHINGS
The principle products plated are store and commercial fixtures for high end retail. This high production facility was designed to allow for manual transport of flight bars carring multiple racks of many types of smaller job lots. The work-envelope here accomdates parts up to 96 inches long and 3 feet deep.
BARREL PLATING - AEROSPACE HARDWARE
This is an example of an IPEC barrel plating system for commmercial aircraft components. Cadmium and nickel plating comprise the largest share of production. This is a single point hoist system with DC drives on the plating barrels that permit variable barrel speeds and are reversable. The dilute rinse water is totally recycled with ZERO Discharge to the sewer and all concentrated wastes are batch treated and hauled as solids.
CHEMICAL CLEANING AND COATING
Metal Finishing is not restricted to electro-plating and anodizing. Chemical cleaning and special coating lines make up a sizeable volume of the systems built by IPEC. This is a process line that includes chemical cleaning, aluminum etch and chromate conversion coatings such as Alodine and Irridite. The line also passivates stainless steel.
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