What is electrocoating and how does it work? These sessions will introduce the technology, types of ecoat and optimal applications of each. From there, the various components of a system are examined, with a focus on efficiency and operating costs:
ECOAT BASICS - types of electrocoat, advantages/disadvantages, system components and basic operation. Presenter: Gary Orosz, PPG Industries.
PRETREATMENT - cleaning, surface conditioning, conversion coating, rinsing, post-treatment stages; equipment design; water conservation; process controls. Presenters: Suresh Patel, Chemetall & Terry Giles, Henkel.
EQUIPMENT- tank construction and components; circulation, electrical, ultrafiltration, dehydration and ovens. Presenter: Kevin Coursin, George Koch Sons, LLC.
MATERIAL HANDLING - conveyor systems used (continuous, indexing, programmed hoist); part size and system configurations and how they affect floor space requirements; maintenance and cost considerations. Presenter: Chad Andreae, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY – part rack design, loading and unloading, importance of rack maintenance. Presenter: Tim Stechschulte, Eisenmann Corporation
NOTE: This session is an add-on to the conference with an additional fee.