Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:27

Coating plant sets the standard

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Amazone’s new paint plant. Amazone’s new paint plant.

German machinery maker Amazone has spent Euro 20 million on a new paint plant at its Hude-Altmoorhausen drill factory; it is reckoned among the most up-to-date in the farm machinery industry.

This single-largest purchase in the company’s history uses cathodic dip painting to achieve greater corrosion protection; it is similar to those used in the automobile industry.

The technology sees the positively charged item to be coated attracting galvanising molecules from the solution in the dipping bath that are negatively charged.

Capable of painting 750,000 sq.m of surface per annum, the plant covers 8000 sq.m, sub-divided into three key areas.

Alongside hanging-up and taking-off stations, it has a pre-treatment and primer hall, a dip paint and powder coating area and three curing ovens. The areas are connected by an overhead track system extending to 2.3km and using fully automated transfer throughout.


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