Electrocoating arose in the early 80’s as an automotive primer, but has since spread throughout a multitude of industries as it has risen in popularity over the past 30+ years. In many cases, it is used as a stand alone finish that can be used as the final layer of protection against base metal oxidation. E-coat has excellent top coatability and can be used in conjunction with wet spray, powder coating, CARC, or other topcoat finishes. It is a relatively thin film (10-25 microns) and very controllable which allows for the painting of threaded and surfaces with tight tolerances.
An electrocoating system applies a charge to a metal part that is immersed in a coating bath. The process is highly automated and results in a high performing finish that delivers a uniform film build, color consistency, high yield rates and applied cost efficiency, in an environmentally friendly finishing system. E-coat is Rohos compliant and has low HAPs/VOCs as well as being chromium free.
Springco Metal Coating has two electrocoating paint lines. The small profile line has a coating window of 18' x 24' x 30”, which adequately handles most mid-size to small parts. This system has a 10 stage Zinc Phosphate pretreatment system and has a 4,000 gallon cathodic epoxy e-coat tank. This line also has three powder booths for quick color change capabilities.
Springco Metal Coating second line is our large profile line and has a coating window of 84" x 96" x 30". It has an 11 stage Zinc Phosphate pretreatment system with a 20,000 gallon e-coat tank. This system was designed to handle larger parts and also has powdercoat capabilities in line that can deposit powder on top of e-coat without off loading parts between the 2 processes, which gives Springco an competitive economic advantage over the competition.
Springco Metal Coating has in house rack building capabilities that allow for prototype to production tooling in extremely tight time frames.
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