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Low maintenance gantry system improves consistency and quality

01 April 2019

HepcoMotion has recently upgraded its core blacking process system with the use of its own HDS2 rack driven gantry system to dip its slides, rings and track system into a multi-station chemical finishing dipping plant.

The blacking process changes the colour of metal items to black, which improves the visual appearance, providing uniformity and consistency. 

The dipping plant spans across 16 metres with 7 separate dipping tanks (4 tanks with chemicals and 3 clean water rinse tanks). The slides are held in a dipping module which can accommodate up to 16 x 4.32 metre lengths of slide at one time. The dipping module is then picked up by the gantry, moved forwards and then lowered into each of the 7 tanks in turn.

The gantry is constructed from HepcoMotion’s HDS2 heavy duty linear guides which has a wide range of V bearings and linear components to handle the heaviest loads. Hepco’s HDS2 gantry is ideally suited to this application as it is a high capacity system with low maintenance features.

Read the full article in the April issue of DPA

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