Congratulations to IntelliFinishing’s Joshua Gilmore for being chosen the Central States Chapter Supplier of the Year!
Joshua is being recognized on Tuesday, June 20th at the annual meeting for his support and commitment to his chapter and CCAI.
The Chemical Coaters Association International is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. Mulitiple active local chapters across the U.S. serve as excellent forums to discuss regional concerns, as well as connect finishers and suppliers through multiple networking opportunities.
What Part Does Water Quality Play in Pretreatment?
Water may be the most important component in the pretreatment process. 95% or more of the pretreatment process chemistry is water. It is important to give some thought to water’s contribution in your pretreatment operation.
The primary role of water is to remove chemical/soil residue and contaminants from the work area, providing a contaminant free surface for optimum coating adhesion and performance. Therefore, water quality is critical to achieve your customers specified coating performance standards.
Directly related to your water quality are the impurities or contaminants that your water contains. One major problem area in the pretreatment process is high TDS (total dissolved solids) accumulating in the rinse water, and being deposited on metal parts during rinsing. When the water evaporates, these impurities are left behind. PH balance also needs to be maintained. Generally, the closer the PH is to neutral (7) and the lower the TDS, is when you achieve the best water quality.
Poor water quality results in:
- adhesion failure
- warranty claims
- excessive water treatment costs
- environmental compliance issues
Good water quality is an extremely important key to your pretreatment process, and should be monitored and controlled routinely, efficiently and effectively.
Adding Part & Data Tracking
Check out this great article in PFOnline – How to Paint a Better Product Using Better Data.
IntelliFinishing adds part and data tracking to its complete paint systems for manufacturers. This allows for the collection of production data which helps drill down to areas that are not running at complete efficiency.
IntelliFinishing powder coating systems or liquid paint systems are automated for increased efficiency, higher quality product and waste minimization. Part and data tracking capabilities are only a part of what our state-of-the-art industrial paint system has to offer our customers.
Instead of being a specialty item, CARC powder is now an off-the-shelf product.
Read more about it in this interesting article featured in Powder Coated Tough magazine http://bit.ly/2oS7lGF
VR 360 video tours were a great success at ConExpo in Vegas!
If you are interested in a virtual tour of our Complete Automated Finishing System for Industrial Manufacturers, it’s easier than ever before with no travel required.
Visit http://www.intellifinishing.com/contact.html to request a pair of VR glasses that contain a code to scan with your own phone. You can watch and share the complete tour of our latest Powder Coating System project with your company and colleagues! If you are looking for a powder coating system or liquid paint system, you’ll want to see our state-of-the-art friction-driven conveyor technology in action.