Chain on Edge Conveyor Painting

Chain on Edge Painting and Powder Coating

Coating on a chain on edge conveyor

When you need high volume painting, with consistent quality and without the high cost of finishing: chain on edge and overhead conveyors can meet the challenge. Paramount Metal Finishing has been a specialist in high volume conveyorized painting.

What is a chain on edge conveyor? It is a conveyor chain mounted on rails and sprockets that holds parts from the bottom. The parts are placed on fixtures or spindles that hold the parts above the conveyor at a elevation that present the parts to stationary spray guns, reciprocating spray guns, robotic spraying equipment. The fixtures can be used to mask the parts and the spindles can be used to rotate the part, both give a chain on edge a competitive and quality advantage to parts with certain configurations.

When is a chain on edge spray system the most competitive process with improved quality?

  • Cylindrical parts with tight paint tolerances
  • Housing that need the interior masked
  • Complex parts that can be mounted on fixture and painted manually or by a robot
  • Fasteners that need the threads masked and the tops paint
  • Deep finned parts that need gravity to help powder coating coverage between features
  • Components that can be masked by the holding fixture

Benefits of a chain on edge:

  • Spraying painting to tight tolerances by spinning a part in front of a spindle
  • Improved Coverage of powder coating on complex components
  • Part marking and striping of cylindrical parts at conveyor speeds
  • Lower costs related to facility overhead because of relatively small footprints

Examples of parts spray painted or powder coated on a chain on edge

  • Ordinance projectiles- tubular with tight tolerances
  • Die cast fin housings for telecommunication and electrical industry
  • Fasteners that need threads masked
  • Automotive head lights and bumpers
  • Bottles glass and metal

Painting on a chain on edge conveyor system

Paramount Metal Finishing Announces Its CARC Coating Meets Military Specifications

Paramount Metal Finishing is pleased to announce that the company’s range of Chemical Agent Resistance Coatings (CARC) for military vehicles meet the latest military specifications. The CARC military coatings adhere to the latest advancements in military specifications to withstand severe weather and wear intensive environments. These highly protective coatings can also be effectively decontaminated after exposure to chemical and biological warfare agents.

CARC coatings are intended to withstand the harsh chemicals that are used to wash down military vehicles and equipment that has been exposed to a chemical warfare agent, such as nerve gas. The coatings need to withstand the corrosive nature of the decontaminating chemicals (mostly solvents).

CARC Coating

CARC CoatingA CARC coating usually consists of an epoxy or polyurethane that is so resistant to decontaminating chemicals that if military equipment were to come into contact with a chemical warfare agent, that military personnel could take the equipment out from the field and wash it down with the strong solvents to remove the chemical agent. Coatings that are not resistant to the decontaminating solvents tend to soften and can put personnel at risk of touching the chemical agent. Even a very small amount of a chemical agent that comes into contact with personnel’s skin can cause death.

Paramount Metal Finishing applies CARC coatings on a regular basis in primarily 3 colors; green, black and desert tan.  Other colors may be available depending on government approval.

For more information, please call 908-862-0772.