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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bench Ovens: Economical and Convenient

Intech is proud to represent Precision Quincy Ovens, an industry leading manufacturer of many types of industrial ovens. For over 60 years, Precision Quincy Ovens have been used in industry across the globe.  Precision Quincy has a variety of standard ovens available or can create an industrial oven to fit any need you may have, from large conveyor ovens to small bench ovens, and everything in between. 

Precision Quincy ovens are constructed with welded steel and use quality components throughout.  All ovens are assembled, wired, and tested at maximum temperature prior to shipment and meet or exceed NFPA-86, NFPA-70, OSHA & UL requirements.  This article focuses on Bench Ovens, which are made specifically for bench applications, or an optional stand is available. 
  

  • Maximum temperature: 1000° F
  • Suited for pre-heating, sterilizing, and testing
  • 304 stainless steel interior
  • Horizontal air flow:  with the supply on one side and the return duct on the other, the product becomes encircled with air.
  • Supplied with adjustable shelves
  • Especially good for pre-heating small parts
  • Available as Class “B” applications only, and 208 or 230-1-60 voltage only



Dimensions 
  • Standard Height       15”   
  • Standard Width        22”
  • Standard Depth        18”     



Click here for or more information on Precision Quincy Bench ovens, other available ovens, or our complete line of installation and maintenance services.

Need help in the selection process?  Fill out this quick form or call 302-602-8738 to talk to a Precision Quincy Oven Representative. We can also be contacted by email.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DuPont™ Teflon® Outperforms the Competition

The DuPont™ Teflon® 420G-line is used primarily in the food processing industry because of its excellent release qualities. Compared to a competitor’s FDA-conforming one-coat, the DuPont™ Teflon® 420G-line has several competitive advantages over the other coating, including better release, a lower coefficient of friction, and higher abrasion resistance. The following test results show that Teflon® 420G coatings are superior to the competition and are a long-lasting coating solution in the food processing industry.



Teflon® Coatings' Superior Performance Qualities:
  • Stratification: DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings stratify while curing, which means the fluoropolymer rises to the top of the coating and the resin stays on the bottom close to the substrate. Stratification results in better release qualities from the fluoropolymer on the top and higher durability from the resin on the bottom. The competition’s coating does not stratify.
  • Chemistry: Reverse engineering of the coatings found that Teflon® coatings contain PTFE and PES resin, while the competitive coating contains PTFE, FEP, and PES resin.
  • Fluoropolymer Ratio: Teflon® coatings have a higher ratio of fluoropolymer to resin than the competition, which means there is more fluoropolymer in the coating.
  • Property Comparison: The 420G-line has better release, a lower coefficient of friction, and showed a higher resistance to wear and abrasion than the competitor’s one-coat.

Introducing an FDA One-Coat Competitive Analysis Marketing Piece:
We have created a marketing piece for you to utilize in your sales efforts with customers. You can download a copy of this marketing piece here.  If you would like to see the full testing data, please contact Intech to request the data sheet.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Powder Coating Application: Tribomatic Static Charging Electrostatic Spray

Tribomatic static charging is the second most common method of spraying powder coatings, after corona charging. The powder develops a charge while passing through special hoses and guns. As powder contacts these non-conductive surfaces, friction causes the particles to lose electrons. These particles then develop a powerful positive charge. No high voltage or lines of force are used which allows for easier penetration of deep recesses. Tribomatic charging is efficient in developing a static charge within the powder, however, coatings must be specifically formulated for this system.
Advantages:

  • No high voltage sources
  • Better penetration into recessed areas
  • Slightly lower capital costs

Disadvantages:

  • Level of charge varies with powder chemistry and formula
  • Slower rate of application
  • Transfer efficiency is lower than corona charging
  • Requires more guns
  • Wears out parts faster

For more information about Tribomatic static charging, read TCI's Troubleshooting Guide.

For more information about powder coating application methods, read this blog.

Intech Services and TCI Powder Coatings have partnered to create TruPak, a program that offers over 300 of TCI's most popular powder coatings in 1, 3, 5, and 10 pound boxes. Click here to buy TruPak powder coatings.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Powder Coating Application: Corona Charging Electrostatic Spray

Corona charging is the most common method used in powder application. The process disperses powder into an air stream to make a cloud of powder as it leaves the gun. The particles pass through a charged corona field at the gun tip, which applies a strong negative charge to each particle. These particles have a strong attraction to the grounded part and deposit there stick to it, then can be cured to stay on. 

Advantages:

  • Heavy films
  • High transfer efficiency
  • Only one oven needed because parts are sprayed cold
  • Applies quickly
  • Can be automated
  • Minimum operator training
  • Works with most chemistries

Disadvantages:

  • Requires high voltage source
  • Some difficulty with deep recesses
  • Thickness control sometimes difficult
  • Capital cost higher than other application methods

For more information about Corona charging, read TCI's Troubleshooting Guide.

For more information about other powder coating application methods, read this blog.

Intech Services and TCI Powder Coatings have partnered to create TruPak, a program that offers over 300 of TCI's most popular powder coatings in 1, 3, 5, and 10 pound boxes. Click here to buy TruPak powder coatings.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Congratulations Nicole!

On Tuesday we had a baby shower for Nicole McCall, one of our account managers at Intech. After she opened presents, we all enjoyed delicious pasta and meatballs cooked by Tony (whose meatball recipe you can find here). We all wish Nicole the best of luck with this new addition to her family, and can't wait to meet baby Chayse!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Precision Quincy Truck Ovens- Engineered For Perfection

Intech Services is proud to represent Precision Quincy Ovens, an industry leading manufacturer of many types of industrial ovens. For over 60 years, Precision Quincy Ovens have been used in industry across the globe.  Precision Quincy has a variety of standard ovens available or can create an industrial oven to fit any need you may have, from large conveyor ovens to small bench ovens, and everything in between.

Precision Quincy ovens are constructed with welded steel and use quality components throughout.  All ovens are assembled, wired, and tested at maximum temperature prior to shipment and meet or exceed NFPA-86, NFPA-70, OSHA & UL requirements.  Truck Ovens are Precision Quincy’s most popular ovens, providing customers with versatility allowing larger quantities of product to be processed in a single batch.  

  • Maximum temperature 500° F / 800° F
  • Suited for most industrial processes like aging, annealing, curing, dehydrating, drying, heat setting, heat shrinking, pre-heating, stress-relieving, and testing
  • Full Horizontal air flow - allows air to pass freely over and below materials in process
  • Standard 2.5" insulated floor with cart guide tracks
  • Digital set point controller
  • Available in any voltage and with gas or electric heat
  • Eight standard sizes available or can be customized to meet your specific needs
  • Additional options include carts, double doors at both ends, programmers and recorders



Dimensions

  • Standard Height       5’        
  • Standard Width        3’- 6’
  • Standard Depth        3’- 6’





Click here for or more information on Precision Quincy Truck Ovens, other available ovens, or our complete line of installation and maintenance services.

Need help in the selection process?  Fill out this quick form or call 302-602-8738 to talk to a Precision Quincy Oven Representative. We can also be contacted by email.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Properties of Teflon: Non-Wetting

DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings are highly durable and long lasting performance coatings that have a distinct application process and qualities that offer solutions in a variety of industrial markets.   This series of blogs will highlight one of these inherent properties of Teflon®  coatings and how these properties can solve a variety of problems. 


Non-Wetting: Teflon® coatings are both hydrophobic and oleophobic, making cleanup easier and more thorough. Hydrophobic substances repel the polar ions in water and resist wetting. The low surface energy of the coatings means that the cohesive forces in the water are strong enough to make the water bead up and not spread across the surface of the coating. This property of Teflon® coatings is especially important for coating laboratory glassware, such as beakers and test tubes, in order to minimize cross-contamination. PTFE shows the best non-wetting characteristics.



To see all properties of DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings, click here.