TD Finishing specialise in supplying and installing industrial powder coating systems. We create bespoke, quality solutions guaranteed not to let you down.
We have decades of experience in the trade, it’s safe to say we know a lot about how powder coating works. With this in mind, we have gone the extra mile to design and revolutionise the way industrial coating systems work. We are confident that your business will benefit from our control systems.
Installation at Swallow Architectural Aluminium Limited
Swallow Architectural Aluminium Limited approached us, looking for powder coating equipment to be installed into the new purpose-built factory in Elland near Halifax. In other words, the company had outgrown their existing finishing systems factory in Sowerby Bridge and needed to increase output. The only answer was to move to a new bigger site.
Not only this but to install a new dip pretreatment and powder coating facility to handle the increase in demand. After many months of investigation into the best available powder coating equipment for sale, TD Finishing Ltd and Gema were chosen as the preferred suppliers to install the finishing plant.
The demands of the client’s quality standards were also foremost in the mind of managing Director Andrew Swallow. It was decided that the new facility should incorporate the latest chrome-free pretreatment technology.
TD Finishing worked together with Chemetall Ltd, part of the BASF group, to design a powder plant system that would be capable of meeting the ‘Qualicoat’ standard. A seven-stage dip pretreatment was installed consisting of:
Products preloaded in baskets at the load end of the pretreatment and then being processed through the dip tank via a manually operated crane system. After their pretreatment, the work is also then loaded onto the powder coating line for the automatic application of the powder.
- Stage 1 – Alkali Cleaner
- Stage 2 – Main water rinse
- Stage 3- Acid etch
- Stage 4 – Mains water rinse
- Stage 5- Demin water rinse
- Stage 6 – Chrome free
- Stage 7 – Demin
- Stage 8 – Drying oven
The powder coating line consists of an Automatic Gema fast colour change booth system, a semi-automatic monorail conveyor system and a high-efficiency powder curing oven. Not only this, products up to 7.2m in length can be powder coated with a load capacity of 500kg.
Also, a full water recycling system was incorporated into the design of the finishing plant in order to maximise water usage and minimise water discharge.
If you’d like more details on how TD Finishing can provide your company in-house professional, industrial paint and powder coating facilities. Visit our new website – tdfinishing.co.uk, contact us on – 0121 520 8884 or email us directly at – email@example.com.