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PMD 7 Stage Plating Line / High Speed Plating Line

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From a working environment, Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Stock No
High speed plating line
Year of Manufacture
From a working environment, Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
600 x 500 x 1000
Process Stages
7 Stages
Other Info
Adaptable to immersion treatment line
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK


7 Stage Flexible Plating Line with Pre-treatment, Electrolytic and Rinse Stations 

This line with cleaner, pre-treatment, electrolytic and rinse stations lends itself to a wide variety of applications. The 750 amp X 50 Volt DC power supply (RA724 being listed separately) would being particularly advantageous for processes such as hard anodising. Having six heated and extracted stations adds to it's potential versatility.

Should the requirement be for out of tank selective plating on large components or perhaps internal plating of bores, the solution pumping system and PLC controlled sequencing of actuated valves make this equipment ideal for attachment of your own special tooling to suit these uses.

If the future requirement is for in tank plating the submersible pumps can be removed and the line will revert back to conventional processing with the added benefit of the overhead electric chain for hoist material handling.

The condition of the line reflects the relatively low utilisation in a research and development facility and also the care shown by the highly qualified research chemists who operated it.

Benefits & Features

The line is currently configured as seven tanks for holding process solutions as detailed in the process schedule, below, fitted with heating and filter pumps as listed.

This include pre-treatment, three electroplating options and rinsing.

If the plant is converted back to a standard tank line although the work is manually transferred from tank to tank by the operator no manual lifting is required as the line is provided with an overhead runway with a 125KG SWL hoist with electric raise lower and pull along traverse.

The pumping sequence and timing is controlled automatically by a Siemens PLC complete with touch screen HMI.

The line is of modular construction built in bolted together sections of stainless steel or plastic coated support framework with leveling feet.

The tanks and services are contained within modules which are clad in polished white PVC drip shields designed to contain spillage or drips within the tanks.

The front of the line has polished black PVC doors in slide tracks which are moved aside by the operator to gain access to control valves.

The line was built to the exacting requirements (as applicable in 2001) of Factory Mutual who were and still are the client Company’s insurers. This necessitated the use of flame retardant materials in the construction of the extraction systems and majority of the tanks. Dual heating controls for tank immersion heaters and enabling of fire suppression by the provision of sprinkler ports into the fume extraction systems.

Tanks containing chemical processes are fitted with fume extraction lip hoods and also manual lids to protect the operator and maintain a good working environment. Heating, cooling, filter pumps and agitation systems are all as detailed below in the individual line schedule as dictated by the process parameters.

The line has a common freestanding DC power supply.

Current configuration - High Speed Plating Line

Each tank has a submersible pump which circulates the process solution in a pre-set timed sequence through an out of tank plating fixture located at the end of the line (component specific special tooling is excluded). This special fixture was manufactured by Menapale Giuseppe of Tuenno, Italy.

The pumping sequence and timing is controlled automatically by a Siemens PLC complete with touch screen HMI. This line would be ideal for those wanting to develop their own high speed out of tank plating processes or could be converted back to a standard dip processing line by removal of the submersible pumps.

Station.Process°CTank Size (mm)Tank MaterialThermal InsulationExternal ProtectionHeatingAgitationTank LidExhaustRectifier
6Cold Water Rinse 5006001000PPS   PumpYes  
7DI Water Rinse905006001000PPSYes  PumpYesYes 750/50


Will Green - Plating Line AdviceWill Green Plating Advice

Will Green has more than 40 years experience of supplying and putting to work major plating line installations worldwide. He has worked in partnership with Riley Surface World and our clients to manage decommissioning and re-installation of plant, including with JCB.
Will designed this line at PMD and has managed the professional decommissioning. He is ideally placed to assist with re-purposing or reinstalling this line.
Plating Line Advice web site 

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