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Quick Color Changes in under 30 seconds

I learned to powder coat back in 1986 on an old powder coating unit with square hoppers. Back then we didn’t have any fancy equipment to help us powder coat, much less change colors, so if we wanted to go faster we had to work faster. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I was coating, which still seems to be the challenge of almost every shop I go into today….Color Changes!

There are basically two styles of powder delivery methods for application guns, the Fluidizing Hopper and the Box Feeder, both of these methods work extremely well at delivering powder to the powder gun.

The Fluidizing Hopper is a tried and true method where compressed air is used to suspend powder inside the hopper to be picked up and sent out to the gun. This method allows the powder to be constantly conditioned with clean dry air, which is ideal for powder delivery and application. While the delivery method of powder to the gun is quick and easy, performing a color change with a fluidized hopper is sometimes not so quick and easy as you have to dump any unused powder back into the box and clean out the hopper for the next color. This task usually takes anywhere from 5-15 minutes depending on how large the hopper is and how thoroughly it’s cleaned out.

The other proven method is the Box Feeder. These work very well and allow for fast and easy color changes, however, powder doesn’t always fluidize consistently and evenly over long periods of time. This can be problematic with long runs of powder or in hot/humid areas, and you find yourself constantly kicking the box or running your hand through the powder coating so the gun will spray properly.

Husker Finishing Equipment  has come up with a solution that offers the best of both worlds…..The ColorBOARD.

The ColorBOARD let’s you do a color change in under 30 seconds and can be used with 2 powder coating guns and up to 6 colors! Multiple ColorBOARD’s can be hooked together for more colors.

Contact Us Today at 888-647-9929 or sales@buyritefinishing.com to LEARN MORE about how the ColorBOARD can save you time and money!

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Pre-Engineered Blast Room

A Pre-Engineered Blast Room has all of the essentials for an OSHA compliance blast room at a fraction of the cost. They are an attractive alternative to makeshift enclosures or high priced custom blast rooms and come in many different sizes to fit your budget, space requirements and project needs.

After you’ve chosen your size there are a list of options that can be added to your blast room. These options include Dust Collection, Blasting and Recovery Systems and Operator Safety Equipment.

Because these systems are Pre-Engineered they can ship in 6-8 weeks, that’s almost half the time of a custom engineered system.

If you are thinking of putting in a Blast System – whether it is a manual Cabinet Blaster, a Blasting Room or an Inline Monorail Blaster – you can contact Buy Rite Finishing to handle all of your needs! We can be reached by phone at 888-647-9929 or by email at sales@buyritefinishing.com

 

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Refill your Blast Pot the quick and easy way

Complete Vacuum Recovery System

With a Vacuum Recovery Systems (VRS) you can quickly recover media to all Empire SuperBlast® portables, or any sandblasting pot with a diameter of 18, 24 or 30 inches.

With this pneumatically powered system you can move up to 140 pounds of A-36 aluminum oxide in 1 minute, that is over 8,000 pounds in an hour. The vacuum will lift 9 feet with 200 CFM of air @ 100 PSI.

The standard Vacuum Recovery Systems (VRS) features welded construction with a durable finish. They also include:

  • Storage Hopper with viewing window
  • Empire’s Vacutrans™ high velocity venturi head
  • 2″ adjustable carburetor
  • Floor loaded hopper with trash screen (may be recessed in pit for sweep in collection of abrasives)
  • 2″ connections for both Inlet and Outlet
  • Optional silencers and exhaust hose extensions for sound attenuation.

 

 

 

 

To contact Buy Rite Finishing and learn more about Vacuum Recovery Systems or any of Empire’s full line of Blast Equipment you can always reach us at 888-647-9929.

 

 

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Conveyor Maintenance & Lubrication

With constant and systematic inspection & service you can easily detect and cure issues with your Conveyor System before they require larger and more expensive solutions.

2000L-MightyLube-8568-300x233Preventative maintenance is paramount in any conveyor system. Lubrication is the most commonly overlooked factor and can lead to early failure!90003L-IBeam Lubricator

 

 

 

 

The wheels, or trolleys, are an important part of any conveyor system but just as important are the chain and connecting pins. These allow the chain to flex around horizontal and vertical corner, while giving a positive coupling device to the Drive system.
When these pins and connecting points become dry, it will lead to premature wear and eventually total failure.

A small amount of wear is normal, even when the chain is new, but problems can start to occur when it is allowed to get outside of this tolerance. Depending on which type of conveyor you are using, the tolerance differs.

As each connecting point on the chain wears, it causes the placement of each horizontal chain openings to become further and further apart. When this happens, the Drive Sprocket, which has “dogs” on it to fall into the chain, will start to miss the openings on the chain and the chain will jump and/or surge. Each time this happens it stretches the chain even more to accommodate the drive sprocket. Over time, this stretch becomes so severe that chain replacement is necessary.

IBeam Chain Brush-Non PoweredAnother Preventative Maintenance item may be necessary is a conveyor brush. There are many different types of brushes available to match the many different types of conveyor available. There are also many different areas of the conveyor that you will need to keep clean.

 

 

 

Buy Rite Finishing can help you with the purchase of an Automatic Lubricator which is designed to properly lubricate these points on the conveyor to prevent premature wear.

CONTACT US today at 888-647-9929 or via email at sales@buyritefinishing.com to learn more!

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Modular Environmental Rooms

An Environmental Rooms is used to control the environment for a particular process or equipment storage. The enclosures isolate the contents from the manufacturing facility environment. The wall partitions can be of a variety of construction material available to meet chemical resistance, sound, and fire rating requirements to meet your needs.

Modular Environmental Room, often times called Clean Rooms, are a cost effective and timely answer to your clean room environment needs.
The Pre-Engineered and Pre-Fabricated building design allows you to immediately put the facility to work with minimal installation, therefore, avoiding costly down time.

You can choose from many window, door and lighting options. Modular Wiring Systems are also available and can provide you with a multitude of connections at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Environmental Rooms, Buy Rite Finishing can also assist you with:

• Injection Molding Rooms
• CMM Rooms
• Equipment Enclosures
• Quality Control & Inspection Rooms
• Printing Rooms
• Pharmaceutical Packaging
• Laboratories
• Thermoforming Equipment Enclosures

Contact Buy Rite Finishing today by calling 888-647-9929 or emailing us at sales@buyritefinishing.com.
We will show you the benefits of a modular building systems in your operation.

 

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Purchasing a Batch Oven

Because of the high level of interest in Batch Ovens, we felt it was important to explain some of the differences.

USED vs. NEW – This is probably the biggest misconception out there. In most cases, the benefit from the lower cost of a used batch oven quickly fades away after you pay all of the hidden costs such as removal, repair, etc. it’s not that great of a deal.  Let’s say that you find a Used 8x8x20 Batch Oven for $17,000. That sounds like a pretty good deal, until you figure in these hidden costs:

  • $7,500 removal cost (that’s a pretty typical cost for an oven removal of that size).
  • $1,000 to replace the Insulation Between the Panels. This insulation is never saved when doing a removal, but it never gets brought up when you’re negotiation the price of the oven.
  • $250 for replacement Floor Channel. This is the channel that’s bolted into the concrete around the perimeter of the oven upon install and is never saved during a tear-out. Usually it’s shot into the floor and cannot be removed, or it is often too bent up or broken to use again. Either way, you’ll want to replace it before you install the Used Batch Oven.

When you add up the above expenses, that Used Batch Oven will really cost you $25,750. You can buy a New Batch Oven for about $25,000.  This isn’t always the case, but it happens about 80% of the time. The problem is that, by the time you find out what that Used Batch Oven will really cost you, it’s too late and you’ve already started down the road. There’s no turning back now!

The other problem, that isn’t mentioned above since you can’t put a price on it, is the cost of not having a warranty. If anything happens to your Used Batch Oven, whether it’s before or after the installation, you’re on your own and have no support.

 

EFFICIENCY & AIRFLOW – There have been many advancements in the Batch Oven world, and many of them are related to the efficiency of your oven’s performance. There is a direct engineering relationship between the amount of BTU’s being put into the process air of the oven, just like, there is a direct relationship to the amount of hot air that is flowing through your oven and the amount of time it takes for the oven to heat up.  Don’t be fooled into simply thinking more is better! Just because the oven uses a larger burner or fan doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be more efficient.

We should also discuss how the heated air is being distributed through the oven and how it is being returned to the burner box to be re-heated. These are all important things in the way your batch oven works, and should not be messed with or tweaked in order to get a different outcome or to change the size of your oven. In other words; if you need an 8’w X 8’h X 20’l Batch Oven, you cannot take an 8′ X 8′ X 8′ Batch Oven and simply make it work by adding more panels and turning up the gas pressure or fan pulley size.

 

OVEN DOORS – The overall construction of your oven is very important, but don’t overlook the most important piece of construction on your oven…THE DOORS!   You will be constantly opening & closing them, moving parts in and out and banging into them with carts or forklifts or both. Your Batch Oven Doors take a lot of abuse throughout the day and they need to be tough. Besides being tough, they need to be able to take a lot of abuse and not break. Let’s face it, even the toughest of equipment needs to be fixed sometimes, maybe they get bent a little or they need to be re-shimmed. If that ever happens, you don’t want some cheap Batch Oven Doors that are simply made out of more oven panels and fastened together with angle iron…you want Industrial Strength Oven Doors with good hinges that you can actually work on.

 

There are many other advantages and disadvantages to every equipment choice, but when it comes time to purchase a Powder Coating Batch Oven or Powder Coating Batch System you should always partner with a professional.

 

You can easily go out and find a used oven to purchase, and sometimes they can be removed and set it up without a problem. My experience shows that not to be the case usually, my experience shows you rarely hear about the deals that went bad because…who would brag about that! Wouldn’t you rather work with someone who has been around awhile and seen MANY different things? Someone who can share some of his knowledge and hopefully keep you from making the same mistakes that I see over and over again out there.

If you would like to discuss this subject in more detail, we’re always available to help keep our customers on the RITE track. You can reach us at www.buyritefinishing.com or at 888-647-9929888-647-9929 FREE

 

 

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Turnkey Batch Powder Coating Packages

For years Powder Coating has been on an upward trend of growth, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. One of the most popular systems being used is a Batch Powder Coating System.  Batch Systems offer much more flexibility when it comes to products being coated, types of finishes being applied, maintenance cost as well as overall purchase price. Bottom line, if you can get away with only using a Batch Powder Coating System, keep doing it.
Given the boost in popularity, there are a few different companies selling these types of systems. I guess you could compare it to buying a home stereo system. There are stores that sell stereo components, stores that sell complete systems and stores that can sell you both. If you buy a ready made system, you may or may not get exactly what you want, but it all depends on how much time and energy you want to spend. Sometimes you just want to enjoy the music and let someone else put in the time of picking out the equipment.

When making the initial purchase of your Powder System there are always things to consider (price, quality, operating costs, etc.), and as anyone just starting out can tell you you can use all the help that’s offered, but the hard part isn’t done once you’ve signed on the dotted line. Now you get to deal with things like marketing, pricing, working in the shop, shipping, and the list goes on from there. Again, any help y0u can get is useful.

That’s why, in addition to the excellent service you’re guaranteed from Buy Rite Finishing, every one of our Batch Powder Coating Systems is sold with a complete Equipment Guide. This is a portfolio with all of the information you will need to know about your system. There is a section for each piece of equipment or consumable, with helpful information, such as:

  1. Equipment Specifications
  2. Warranty Information
  3. Manufacturer’s Contact Information
  4. Re-ordering Information

 

We pride ourselves on service after the sale and our reputation speaks for itself, if our customer’s aren’t satisfied than the sale isn’t finished! We’ve been doing this a long time and we can’t afford to sell cheap equipment.  We deal with Manufacturers like Oven Empire, Fostoria, Wagner and Husker Finishing Equipment.  With over 75 years of combined experience, we’re always here to help, but if you would like to speak to the manufacturer of your equipment we want you to be able to do that.

Contact Buy Rite Finishing today at www.buyritefinishing.com or at 888-647-9929888-647-9929 FREE to speak to one of our qualified sales team, and learn more about our Quality Batch Powder Coating Packages.

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Wagner Powder Guns

After spending over 30 years in the powder coating industry, the first half of my career spent running a powder coating operation, I’ve tried almost every production type powder coating gun on the market.

I found that Wagner just worked better and was the most dependable guns we used in our batch system , I used them back when I was operating the powder shop, and now we’re distributors of their fine equipment.  Since then, Wagner has been one of the first ones out in front with dependable technology and they have stayed out in front with new models boasting even newer technology. The mark of a worthy contender in this arena is not just purchase price out of the box, here are some of the other things to consider:

  1. EASE OF USE / How user friendly is the powder gun and can anybody just walk up and start coating with the gun?                    
  2. LIGHTWEIGHT / How heavy and bulky is the powder gun? When you’re holding a powder gun all day, and required to get in and out of tough spots, you don’t want something heavy and bulky to hold onto.
  3. REPLACEMENT PARTS / How easy is it to get replacement parts, how expensive are they to buy and how difficult is it to repair the gun in the field?
  4. DEPENDABILITY / How often are you dealing with breakdowns on the production line?
  5. COLOR CHANGES / How long does it take to do a color change?

CONTROL W/ DIAGRAMS & SIMPLE ADJUSTMENT

LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASY TO USE

 

VERSATILITY AND QUICK COLOR CHANGE CAPABILITY

 

When you are ready to look at new powder guns keep Wagner in mind. Talk with some Wagner customers or demo the gun yourself and see what you think.  Buy Rite Finishing carries a full line of Wagner Industrial powder coating guns and parts, along with a service shop that is factory trained to work on your equipment.

Contact us for your next powder gun purchase, or any other issues you may have with your powder system. We’ve been around a long time and are always here to help!

We can be reached at 888-647-9929888-647-9929 FREE or sales@buyritefinishing.com.

 

 

 

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Quick Color Change Systems

Quick Color Change Systems are becoming more and more popular as the industry of Powder Coating grows. This is not a new concept, as faster color changes mean more production time and more profit. Quick Color Change Systems can be used with automatic or manual powder systems, we will discuss Quick Color Change Systems for manual powder coating systems.
Prior to the box feeder, a fluidized hopper was used to transfer the powder material to the gun where it was sprayed onto the part. This method works very well and is still used today. The issue that you must overcome with hoppers is the cleanup and changing from one color to the next. Because of this, we saw the advent of the Vibratory Box Feeder. With this system, a color change that used to take 10 minutes, was now being done in 5. There were issues with the box feeders in the beginning, like poor fluidization and surging, but the faster color change made it seem worth it in most cases. Having said that, today’s box feeders are more efficient and easier to use than the box feeders in the beginning.
As the demand for an even faster color change grew, we saw the introduction of automated units from various manufacturers such as Wagner, Gema, Husker Finishing, etc.. Each unit comes with its own unique set of Pros and Cons, but the Quick Color Change System made by Husker Finishing Equipment is among our favorite. It is called the ColorBOARD.

The simplicity of the ColorBOARD, along with the attractive price tag, make this unit worth looking at. It has a total of six color stations, but is modular in design and can be custom ordered depending on how many colors you will be using it for. You can also hook multiple units together for a larger selection of colors.
Unlike other systems on the market, the ColorBOARD doesn’t discriminate from the type of powder coating gun you use. Since Husker Finishing Equipment does not manufacture or market a line of powder guns, they aren’t concerned with what is used with their system.
We currently use Nordson powder guns in our system so we easily hooked them up to the unit and started coating.
The unit didn’t require electrical power to run, unless you want to use the optional automatic purging function. All we did was hook compressed air into the unit and it did everything for us. It even has a place to hook our powder guns into and the same compressed air runs them too.
The auto purge uses 110V, just hit the start button and surges of air clean out the hose. We were able to go from pink to green and back to pink again with no cross contamination.
The thing that really set this unit apart was the price. Our system is the ColorBOARD 6.1, which allows us to switch between 6 colors with 1 powder gun, and the price was only $2,995.
Buy Rite Finishing is a distributor for Husker Finishing Equipment. They can be reached at 888-674-9929 or at sales@buyritefinishing.com

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It’s never too late to learn something new!

Buy Rite Finishing is very excited to partner with Wagner Industrial Solutions in offering full representation of their application equipment? Powder Coating Gun Systems

Next week we will be sending two people to the Wagner laboratory, where they will learn about Wagner’s new line of automatic powder coating and liquid application equipment.
This will prove to be an excellent fit to our already impressive list of services:
DESIGN – we offer full system design, no matter how big or small.
NEW EQUIPMENT – we carry quality equipment from Husker Finishing, Wagner, Trimac, AZO, Fostoria, just to name a few.
USED EQUIPMENT – Buy Rite Finishing has a warehouse full of used finishing equipment and what we don’t have, we can probably get.
SERVICES – Equipment Removal, Installation, Transportation, etc.

Give us a call at 888-647-9929 or email us at sales@buyritefinishing.com to get put on the RITE track today!

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