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STS Industrie SA. Premium quality fully automatic electrolytic treatment Line-Hard Anodising

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STS Industrie SA. Premium quality fully automatic electrolytic treatment Line - Hard Anodising
Bordeaux, France
Stock No
F-9404 Aquidec S.A.S
Year of Manufacture
New or Used
Used (Second Hand)
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm)
2500 x 600 x 1200 Deep
Process Stages
Other Info
Tanks will be dry, cleaned & neutralised
Bordeaux, France
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
5620 x 18,620 x 4720


STS Industrie SA premium quality fully automatic electrolytic treatment Line with double flight bar, single transporter.
Fully automated, electrolytic treatment line.
Currently arranged for Sulphuric acid - Hard Anodising 

Plant generally includes:

20 metres of very heavy duty 304 stainless steel structure and 7 tanks (18 x stations) Premium quality construction, build and design.
Including walkway, heavy duty base frame raise off the floor for maintenance and cleaning.

Twin manual loading/unloading stations with heavy duty flight bar trolleys, plus single flight bar holding bay

Fully automatic multi-speed transporter 'laser positioning' with Siemens S7 simatic automation control 

Single operator total process control. VK Vision software -


Twin electric well oven, 304 Stainless steel construction.
Heavy duty insulated, free standing & self contained.
Allows for 2 off double flight bars drying at the same time 

5 off very heavy duty Polypropylene tanks.
Provide process stages No: 6 to 14 = 9 treatment stages including heating, level control, counter flow rinse, pump circulation, flight bar location control lasers etc.

Electrolytic hard anodising stations, currently comprising :

2 off complete electrolytic tanks
Providing 4 off double flight bar stations
Equals 8 off flight bars of electrolytic treatment, at the same time.
6 off cathode/anode rails, per electrolytic tank
Fully Insulated, heating / cooling coils, valves, pumps.
Heavy duty DC electrolytic connections throughout.

Complete lip extraction support equipment including:-
Colasit centrifugal polypropylene fan
Helmet Breuer horizontal fume eliminator
Central plant duct manifold, approx. 20 metres, plus 11 off lip extraction manifolds on tanks as indicated on general layout drawing .

4 off DC power Rectifiers° continuously rated
1000 amp 0-75 volt DC each
Heavy duty "filtered" forced air cooled, thyristor controlled.

12 off double flight bars 
45 off titanium frame jigs including 6 x 'jig loading' semi auto carousels

Cooling/refrigeration plants able to deliver anodising , solution operating  temperature -7°c 4000 litre sulphuric solution  per station

Each double anodising station has its own dedicated refrigeration plant consisting of:-
Swep 150kW plate heat exchanger with 11m² surface area, sulphuric acid on warm side, ethylene chloride on cool side.

  • Outdoor heavy duty chillers x 2
  • Thereco air cooled chiller 175 - 250kW capacity each 
  • Circuation pump 

 **Overall dimensions, Images and additional technical details of heat exchanger's and chillers, rectifiers , fume extraction equipment may be found on separate listings within the event page ** 


Brief Detail of 18 Process  stages on the line 

Stage 1: Load/unload semi auto trolley 

Stage 2 : Unload / unload semi auto trolley and titanium frame jigs

Stage 3: Holding stage 1 x double flight bar

Stages 4 & 5: Double electric stainless steel hot air dryer

Stage 6: Rinse

Stages 7 & 8: Degreasing/cleaning

Stages 9, 10 & 11: Triple counter flow rinse 
Stage 11 with spray

Stages 12, 13 & 14: Triple counter flow rinse 
Stage 12 with spray

Stages 15 & 16: 4000 litre, double station, electrolytic treatment (hard anodising)

Stages 17 & 18: 4000 litre, double station, electrolytic treatment (hard anodising)

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Additional files

Plant Layout Plans

Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.