Power & Free Conveyorised Powder Coating Systems

Conveyorised Powder Coating Systems – Power & Free

Are you looking for a powder coating conveyor plant? TD Finishing are proud to be powder coating equipment manufacturers. Our conveyorised powder coating systems are incredibly popular. However, we have a wide variety of powder coating equipment for sale. If you require further flexibility, you may wish to invest in Power & Free. This is something that we have a vast amount of experience with. The system uses two tracks, one above the other. Power & Free allows us more flexibility with your system. The top or “power” track, contains a drive chain. This chain enables the movement of product flight bars. These are located within the lower, “Free” conveyor track.

TD Finishing have an impressive portfolio of clientele. In fact, we have provided powder coating systems to businesses all over the world. As a result, we have become a very experienced and versatile business when it comes to providing sites with powder coating solutions.

 

Conveyor Systems

By using switches and multiple drive chains, you allow production to flow around the factory space better. They also remove the rigidity of a single chain monorail conveyor. On a traditional monorail conveyor system, the product is restricted to the single path of the drive chain. With Power & Free, a product can bypass certain processes. It can deliver products to a particular area of the factory for assembly, inspection or packing. For a conveyorised powder coating line this means the product can be treated individually depending on its specific process requirements.  

 

Bespoke Solutions

In a recent Fusion Bonded Epoxy installation, the client’s product could vary in thickness by up to 10mm. Following spray pre-treatment, the drying oven was also utilised as a pre-heat. The flexibility of the Power & Free Conveyorised Powder Coating Systems means it is possible to vary the dwell time in the oven to ensure sufficient heat is transferred into the product. The variable transfer speed also gave the flexibility to deliver the product to the powder coating booth before it loses the heat required to fuse the powder primer. The variance in product gauge also needed a track system that could allow for variable cooling time before applying the topcoat powder.  

 

Overhead Conveyors

A Power & Free system is good for heavier products. This is because it makes loading and unloading operations safer. The power track delivers the flight bar to the stationary load or unload station. The operator is then free to load very heavy products. This is usually with a loading crane or integrated drop section. Once loaded, the flight bar is released back into the coating system. The stationary flight bar means the line density can be increased easily. This is ideal for lighter products. 

 

High Specifications

Our powder coating systems for sale can meet a wide range of requirements. In fact, we have lots of efficient drying and powder coating ovens available too. Products are loaded into the ovens in echelon. As a result, the amount of oven volume is minimised. This space is usually empty. You can use the ovens to pre-heat or cure paint without altering the process times the flight bar spends in the pre-treatment plant. Spray pre-treatment systems have set treatment time requirements. These can be kept consistent with Power & Free regardless of the product thickness. 

There is the option to supply TD Finishing powder coating equipment with Power & Free Conveyorised Powder Coating Systems. These systems include the Pretreatment plant, drying ovens, curing ovens, infrared oven and spray booths.  Regardless of what you choose, you can be sure that our high specification systems will not let you down.

 

TD Finishing Go The Extra Mile

Still not sure which system is best for you? TD Finishing has decades of experience when it comes to powder coating plants. We will talk you through all of the suitable solutions that we have here. Moreover, we will make sure we equip you with everything you need to know. Then, you can use this knowledge to make a well-informed decision on the right solution for you and your business. However, we will always be on hand to help you determine exactly what product will meet your needs the most. We have an established reputation, a worldwide service, and modern up-to-date systems. With this in mind, you can trust TD Finishing to fully enhance your business and the services that it has to offer. 

For more information about our powder coating plants, visit our website today. Or, you can call 0121 520 8884 and speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. We will always go the extra mile to find you the perfect solution. If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on What is Powder Coating?

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How Much Does A Powder Coating System Cost?

How much does a powder coating system cost? Is setting up powder coating expensive? What is the average price of a powder coating plant? What is a powder coating machine? All of these questions are incredibly popular – but difficult to answer. Powder coating equipment for sale has varying prices. At TD Finishing, we are leading powder coating equipment manufacturers. With this in mind, we offer high specification powder coating systems for sale; but at competitive prices. Prices depend on three factors:

  • Business size
  • Customer requirements
  • Production volumes

 

Pricing Up A Powder Coating System

Finding out how much a powder coating system can cost is not a simple task. However, here at TD Finishing, we will talk you through all of the most suitable options. We will equip you with everything you need to know. Then, together we can make a decision on what system will be best for your business. If you are a small start-up business you are probably looking for a budget batch-system. You can purchase these for as little as £40,000-£50,000. For a large scale business, you will be looking at around £400,000 to in excess of £600,000+. A higher continuous-production can put the cost of a facility into millions of pounds.

 

What Is Required For A Powder Coating Plant?

At the very least, you will need a powder booth, curing oven and powder coating equipment. As well as this, you will also need a form of surface preparation. Before the powder application, components can be shot-blasted, wiped clean or have a full on-line spray pre-treatment regime. It is important to invest in surface preparation too. As a result, you will have better paint adhesion.

 

Batch Production

A basic batch production system usually involves a manual clean down procedure, a powder booth with spray gun and a box oven. Sometimes a box oven is the only solution you can use for powder during. However, this depends on your product variability. This can be enhanced with a simple manual conveyor. Alternatively, you can use a more advanced cassette batch-conveyor system. A manual batch conveyor helps with reducing manual-handling, powder knock-off and space requirements. Moreover, batch production has the benefits of being small, low cost and flexible.  

 

Continuous Production

A powered conveyorised system offers many advantages over a batch system. Firstly, and most importantly, being the continuous and consistent finishing of high-volume manufactured products. Secondly, the lack of manual intervention prevents mechanical damage from handling, as well as vastly reducing rejection rates. 

The continuous conveyor reduces manual handling to loading and unloading only. A suitable powder booth means human operators, reciprocators or a mix of both can ensure full, consistent powder coverage. Whilst a curing oven, specifically designed for powder coating, ensure a full even and consistent cure across all products.

A continuous production system will typically be made up of a 3 to 5 stage pre-treatment. A drying oven, a powder booth, a curing oven and conveyor system. The pre-treatment greatly depends on the client’s requirements. It is also often as high as 9 or 10 stages. Where floor space may be limited, or a particularly hazardous chemical treatment is required, a separate dip pre-treatment plant and powder coating facility will be supplied.  

 

What Can TD Finishing Provide Your Business?

Since 2002, TD Finishing supply only the highest quality and specification equipment from start-ups to multinationals. However, regardless of your needs, all our systems are customised. 

 

Capacity

Based on your capacity requirements, be it one box oven cure per day or a 5,000mm/min conveyor system. TD Finishing have the solutions to suit. We design them around your factory layout, workflow, floor space and finishing specifications.

 

Experience

Our team of engineers have over 80 years of combined experience in the design and supply of finishing plant equipment. As a result, they have provided solutions for countless valued clients. So whether you’re in the market for a powder coating gun or an entire powder coating system, our team can help. 

 

Customer Care

Our clients return time and again for new plant, replacement of old equipment, upgrades, spares and maintenance contracts.  

 

Proven Track Record

TD Finishing has installed countless facilities around the UK, and have exported across the world. So, if you are interested in a powder coating line, or looking to upgrade or expand your existing facility, then get in touch today. Alternatively, you can head to our website for more information.

If you would like to talk about how much a powder coating system will cost you, call us on 0121 520 8884. Alternatively, email info@tdfinishing.co.uk andrew@tdfinishing.co.uk.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Dip Pretreatment Plants.