Like all industrial processes, anodizing work will have its own specific set of operating equipment. In the case of anodizing work, an anodizing tank will be utilized. And depending on the fabric of the materials being produced, this anodizing bath will have different processes in mind. Polishing and coating work will be done using this tank. The level formation of coating will depend on existing densities.
Alloys that respond favorably to what is known as the 720 rule require just 720 amp-minutes to produce an anodic coating at its set thickness. This is achieved on just one square foot of surface area. Other than that formulas are being used as a guide for correctly estimating the required anodizing time for specific coating work. As a result, it could take as little as half an hour to produce a one millimeter required thickness at a density of no more than 20 ASF.
During the construction of an anodizing tank the use of polypropylene is generally preferred. This is due to its broad range of anti-corrosion capabilities. The majority of tanks are prepared from stress resistant polypropylene by using fusion-welding equipment in order to remove seams from vertically welded tanks. Depending on the required tanks size, the tanks can be fabricated from one half inch to one full inch stock.
External reinforcements are typically added for strength. Bath cooling is important during the construction of the tank. Temperatures need to be consistently maintained within its specified parameters. Cooling must remain constant in order to ensure that tank temperatures do not swing wide of a couple of degrees during anodizing work. Heat loading is carried out through the use of a rectifier.
The scene has been set for future anodizing work. Hope this intro has been of use to you.