Paint and Powder
The hooks and racks, or fixtures, that carry parts through a coating line accumulate overspray and lose the conductive surface that is required for a proper electrical ground. Loss of ground results in poor transfer efficiency, uneven coverage and the potential for arcing which can cause a fire in the powder booth. The severity of these problems varies with the type of coating, the type and shape of the parts and the design of the fixtures. Cleaning fixtures on a regular basis is the solution.
Electric Motor Rewinding
Electric motor rewinders need to remove the insulating resin from copper windings and soften the copper wire so that it can be easily removed allowing the motors to be rebuilt.
Automotive Engine and Parts Rebuilding
Automotive engine rebuilders are replacing chemical cleaning systems with heat-cleaning ovens to remove the oil and grease from blocks, heads and other components so they can be rebuilt. These ovens eliminate the disposal problems and the potential liability associated with chemicals. Heat-cleaning ovens are also used for debonding brake shoes and stripping insulating resin from electric alternators.
Extrusion and injection molding equipment used in the production of plastic products can become covered with plastic. Traditional cleaning methods are chemical stripping or burning the unwanted plastic with a torch. Chemical stripping results in disposal cost and potential liabilities. Torching creates smoke which can be harmful to the environment and to the employees doing the work. Heat-cleaning ovens remove the plastic even in the small holes found in dies and spinnerettes.