Electroplating is a plating process in which metal ions in a solution are moved by an electric field to coat an electrode, which is the work piece. All types of metals can be plated onto metal parts to give a piece of metal properties that it would otherwise not exhibit. This process is used on a variety of different objects, including everything from jewelry to automotive parts.
Springco Metal Coating has both Alkaline and Acid Chloride Zinc Dichromate capabilities. Springco Metal Coating has rack (no barrel) Zinc plating capabilities with trivalent yellow, trivalent clear, or trivalent black chromates. All can have a topcoat added for additional corrosion protection. Zinc plating can also be used as a primer underneath e-coat and/or powder to provide multiple layers of protection.
Uses for Electroplating
Electroplating offers the ability to coat all types of metal parts with other types of metal to give the object additional properties, such as making it more durable. This is useful in many ways. Jewelry can be electroplated to give an inexpensive piece a coating of precious metal. Electroplating is also used in the automotive industry to create chrome plated parts like wheel rims. It is used in the electronics industry to create sensors and optics. Even tin cans are electroplated; most tin cans are made of steel and electroplated with a coating of tin.
Springco Metal Coating has two electroplating lines. One is an indexing Hoist line that can handle larger parts (72” x 36” x 24”) and hard to clean parts, as the cycle time for individual stages can be lengthened or shortened to fit the needs of individual parts.
Springco Metal Coating second line is a continuous loop hoist system that has a 55” x 22” x 24” coating window. Having two separate plating lines allows for greater flexibility when servicing “Just In Time” product demands.
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