Solid Plastic Balls replace plating tank covers.

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Solid plastic balls float on surface of plating tank solutions in tight, naturally occurring pattern that seals up to 96% of heat and vapor inside plating tank, often eliminating need for tank covers in manual electroplating lines. Barrier prevents loss of potentially dangerous fluids during electroplating operations. Balls spread out to permit immersion and removal of cathodes, fasteners, pipes, tubes, stampings, and components.


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Solid Plastic Balls Replace Plating Tank Covers To Protect Personnel From Dangerous Exposure While Preventing Heat And Vapor Loss

Cathodes Move In, Out Of Solution Without Requiring Cover Removal Oakland, NJ: Solid plastic balls by Engineering Laboratories, Oakland, New Jersey, float on the surface of plating tank solutions in a tight, naturally occurring pattern that seals up to 96% of the heat and vapor inside the plating tank, often eliminating the need for tank covers in manual electroplating lines. Precision-molded of acid- and alkaline-resistant polypropylene, the plastic balls establish a barrier that prevents the loss of costly and potentially dangerous fluids during gold, silver, chromium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc and other electroplating operations. The solid plastic balls easily spread out to permit the immersion and removal of fasteners, pipes, tubes, stampings, jewelry, plumbing products and aerospace, marine and automotive components, as well as virtually any other cathode into and from the plating solution without requiring the potentially dangerous personnel contact typical of traditional tank covers. When dipping in the solution is complete and the products are removed, the solid plastic balls automatically return in seconds to their natural coverage pattern without requiring handling by personnel. Exposure to acid and alkaline rinse and bath splashes and tank cover drips is virtually eliminated. The solid plastic balls withstand continuous working temperatures of 82 degrees C (180 degrees F) and are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes with 1-inch diameter recommended for plating tanks.

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