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Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Yellow DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating



Intech Services is proud to announce the FIRST EVER yellow DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating.

This new yellow coating (857G-575) expands the color selection of the corrosion resistant one coats, already available in blue, black, and red.  We plan to continue to expand the color selection with a green coming soon.  These truly water-based coatings offer outstanding corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 Salt Spray Hours with pre-treatment. Along with corrosion resistance, these coatings are targeted for applications requiring anti-galling and dry lubrication. Try this yellow coating to differentiate your shops coating options.

This coating is in stock and ready to ship, so order a jug today. To see more about the corrosion resistant one coats, please visit Intech's website.  



Friday, March 14, 2014

DuPont™ Teflon® Coating Spotlight: 420G One Coat PTFE Systems

One Coat systems for end-uses that require lubricity, high temperature resistance properties, and FDA approval.  

Product Overview
The Teflon® 420G PTFE one coat system is an extremely versatile thin film coating. These products have a high in use operating temperature of up to 500°F and is FDA approved which makes it an excellent choice for application involving food contact.  The economical price and ease of application make it an excellent option for high volume jobs.  The 420G product line is offered in three colors. 


Features and Benefits

• Substrate Options:  steel, stainless steel, and aluminum
• Ease of application:  one coat system allows for quick application, excellent for high volume jobs
• Operating Temperature up to 500°F continuous | 550°F for intermittent
• Thin film .8 – 1mil dry film thickness (DFT) – can be applied in multiple coats
• No reduction required 


Performance & Properties
• Excellent Nonstick qualities for good release
• Excellent Thermal Stability
• Good Abrasion Resistance and Durability for extended service life
• FDA approved for food contact regulations in 21CFR

Chemistry
One coat with PTFE with a PES Resin (Polyethersulfone)

Application Process
Surface is grit blasted with aluminum oxide. Single coats of .8mils are recommended and can be obtained with several passes of a spray gun, wet on wet.  Cure at 700°F - 750°F for 3 to 5 minutes as instructed on the specific coatings’ fact sheet.  For clean up or reduction use TN-8595.

Product Codes | Colors
One Coat | 420G-104 | Gray
One Coat | 420G-109 | Sparkling Black
One Coat | 420G-129 | Black



Product Information
Availability: Next Day shipping by Intech
Ordering: Online, Fax, and Phone
MSDS & Fact Sheets: always accessible at intechservices.com

More Information
To download literature, visit Intech's website.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Quality Shop Series: Buying versus Making Hooks

The “Make-Or-Buy” decision is the act of choosing between manufacturing a product in-house or purchasing it from an external supplier.  In a make-or-buy decision, the two most important factors to consider are cost and availability of production capacity.
A shop may decide to purchase the product rather than produce it, if it is cheaper to buy or if it does not have sufficient production capacity to produce it in-house. With the incredible rise in global outsourcing over the past decades, the make-or-buy decision is one that managers and shop owners must consider in order to keep operational costs as low as possible.

The following is an example of a cost analysis for the make vs. buy decision analyzing industrial hooks, assuming the shop has sufficient production capacity.  Specifically hook part number C-4076, which is a “C” style standard hook 4”long 0.076 wire. 



Assumptions

Employee pay rate (straight hourly rate):  $8.00 per hour

Cutting wire to size:  500 pieces per hour average (one wire length cut per 7 seconds from Mighty Hooks time study)

Forming hook (2 ends per hook):  250 pieces per hour average (one hook per 14 seconds from Mighty Hooks time study)

Wire cost:  0.076 diameter x 8.5” long hard drawn spring steel wire to produce 4” long standard “C” style hook = $0.011 each (base upon prevailing market pricing for wire).


Savings from buying hooks from CoaterOne vs. making them in-house:
$118.00 - $56.43 = $61.57 ( 52% savings)

The above cost analysis for buying vs, making hooks in-house (assuming the shop has sufficient production capacity) reveals it is more cost effective to purchase the C-407 “C” style standard hooks from Intech Services CoaterONE e-marketplace rather than to produce them in-house.  To purchase these hooks or view all our hooks and products please visit intechservices.com or contact Mary Hartsoe, at mary@intechservices.commary@intechservices.com or at (302) 366-8530 for more information.  

Mighty Hook

Mighty Hook manufactures the largest and most diverse line of hooks and racking systmes enableing them to meet the specific needs of each customer.  Mighty Hook provides engineered solutions to increase productivity at anaffordable cost.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

From the NACE Corrosion 2014 Show

We're at the NACE Corrosion 2014 Show!



NACE Corrosion 2014 is the largest corrosion exhibition in the world and is being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The trade show and conference feature paper presentations, forums, and a basic workshop for corrosion related topics, and attendees learn about the latest technology and standards in the corrosion control industry. The event is expected to have 6,000 attendees and 380 exhibiting companies.

We are displaying DuPont Teflon® industrial coating products, specifically corrosion resistant one-coat coatings, Ruby Red, and the new Tefzel® coating.  New information about the DuPont Authorized Fastener Coater Program for our one coat corrosion resistant coatings. 

If you are at the show, please stop by our booth #1849.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hooks: Panel Hangers and Magnet Systems

In February, we are featuring hooks on our blog with some of our offerings from Mighty Hook. Mighty Hook manufactures hooks and racking systems to meet the specific needs of each customer for any powder or liquid industrial finishing job. Intech is proud to offer a very large and diverse line of reliable and economical hanging solutions for the industrial coating world.

Panel Hangers:
Made from cold-rolled sheet metal, with three different suspension holes at various distances for a normal wire hook, four-inch-long panel hangers can hold metal sheets with a thickness of up to 0.080" from one end and 0.157" sheets can be suspended at the other end. Custom sizes can be made, depending on your hanging needs. Spring stainless steel panel clamps can be attached to a product, then the product can be hung from one of the holes in the clamp.

Magnet System:
This magnetic system leaves few suspension marks and eliminates cooling problems. This system consists of magnet holders in zinc/aluminum, a magnet pressed into the holder, and a silicone rubber mask over the holder. Two metal plates are placed inside grooves on the side of the magnet. When too much paint has accumulated on the metal plates, the suspender can be fixed by replacing the metal plates.


For more information on hooks and hanging products, visit www.intechservices.com or contact MaryHartsoe (302-366-8530) to talk about your hanging requirements.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teflon Technical FAQ: Dry Spray


Every day at Intech we receive requests for technical help with DuPont Teflon® industrial coatings.  If you have a technical question, please feel free to call and speak to one of our technical sales representatives.  Once a month, we post a frequently asked question here on our blog. 

Question: My DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating has a granular texture with little or no gloss at all. What is going wrong?

Answer: This is called dry spray, and can be caused by several different factors. The viscosity could be incorrect, or it could be an improper choice of thinner, reducer, or activator. Spraying too fast can cause dry spray, as well as the air pressure being too high. The spray gun might be too far from the surface while applying, or the gun may be improperly set up. Always refer to the fact sheets for proper application. 


If you need with a specific question, please feel free to call us at 302-366-8530.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Industrial Oven Preventative Maintenance

Intech Services is offering comprehensive Preventive Maintenance packages servicing all makes and models of industrial ovens.   We are proud to represent Precision Quincy Ovens, a leader in the oven manufacturer industry for over 50 years.  Precision Quincy is committed to providing the highest levels of service and support to every customer ensuring optimal oven performance. 

Planned maintenance and calibration are critical for optimal oven performance. Precision Quincy is proud to offer a Preventative Maintenance Program, designed to keep industrial ovens running like new – efficient, consistent, and worry- free.  Ovens should be serviced on a periodic basis.  This program schedules annual visits to your facility and completes a full inspection, analysis, and makes necessary repairs. Precision Quincy service technicians are highly trained with years of experience in the industrial ovens industry. 

It is important to note that the NFPA 86 requires that all gas ovens be safety tested by a certified technician every year.  In addition, Factory Mutual states that the safety test must be performed twice per year, with a uniformity profile annually.  These services need to be documented for insurance companies to cover any accidental loss.  The Precision Quincy Preventative Maintenance program takes the guesswork out of equipment safety and compliance. 

Several different packages are available that will ensure industrial ovens run at peak performance.  Precision Quincy can service any oven, regardless of the manufacturer, and discounts are available for multiple oven service packages. Options in these packages include: comprehensive oven inspection, clean fan wheels, clean gas train, oven balancing, door adjustments, louver adjustments, control calibration, NFPA safety testing, 10 point uniformity profile, and onsite maintenance training. 

Preventative Maintenance Program Options


Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your equipment in optimal working order.  This will maintain excellent performance, minimize unscheduled downtime, and extend the overall life of the equipment.  For more information click here or to schedule a Preventative Maintenance appointment please contact Cheryl Goldstein cgoldstein@pqovens.com, (302) 602-8738.  

Precision Quincy Service
Save money on your next repair service or preventative maintenance appointment with our new Multi-Stop Discount.  We are happy to pass savings along to you when we are servicing in your area.  Please contact Cheryl Goldstein cgoldstein@pqovens.com, (302) 602-8738 to see when we will be in your area next.  If you would like to sign up for multiple years of preventative maintenance or service we automatically apply the multi-stop discount to your account.  

The Precision Quincy service team is available to assist your company in several areas in addition to preventative maintenance.  These areas include emergency oven repair, oven refurbishment and oven installation.  To see more information on Precision Quincy products and services visit www.pqovens.com. Click here to download our oven installation and service guide.