- With the oven 75’ long, the entire automated track circuit measures close to 200’ long.
- Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is applied electrostatically and is cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”.
An Eco-Friendly Process That’s Controlled Entirely In-House.
All powder coating is performed in-house with our powder coating booth and 75’ (25 meters) conveyorized oven.
Because no carrier fluid evaporates away, the coating process emits few volatile organic compounds (VOC). and is deemed environmentally friendly.
Equipment and Process
- AGAM uses an electrostatic gun to spray the powder. The gun imparts a positive electric charge to the powder, which is then sprayed towards the grounded object by mechanical or compressed air spraying and then accelerated toward the parts to be coated by the powerful electrostatic charge.
- When a thermoset powder is exposed to elevated temperature, it begins to melt, flows out, and then chemically reacts to form a higher molecular weight polymer in a network-like structure. This cure process, called crosslinking, requires a certain temperature for a certain length of time in order to reach full cure and establish the full film properties for which the material was designed. AGAM cures most powders cure at 410°F for 15 minutes but the curing schedule may vary according to different type of powder.
- To achieve a curing time of 10 minutes, AGAM has built a 75’ (25 meter) convection oven. The parts are run through the oven through a conveyor which runs at 4’ per minute (1.20 meters per minute) and achieve the required baking time through that automated process.