We offer a complete range of coating products and applications designed to fulfil your exact requirements. If you need a more bespoke arrangement however, with the help of our own in-house chemist we can design and manufacture a coating engineered to suit your individual specifications so please contact us to discuss your component, fabrication or surface needs.
We are able to apply our range of coatings through various methods depending on your requirements including:
In most industries spray coating forms an integral part of the finishing process for components, parts and surfaces. By using automated and semi automated processes, the spray gun can be manipulated around the object giving uniform coverage in a cost effective way, we offer a range of automated spray coatings including conveyor, spindle line and overhead.
Our automated conveyor spraying systems utilise various features ensuring complete coverage is achieved during the application process. We are able to offer spindle line spraying for precision coating or alternatively for larger components or surfaces that require minimal handling and high efficiency and where load bearing is a factor we can also offer overhead spraying.
If your requirement is to achieve an accurate and touch mark free coating on smaller parts we offer a unique quadrant coating technology. An additional benefit to this method known as tumble spray coating, is that the coating is applied using a controlled spray inside a specially designed unit, resulting in a consistent bulk coating being achieved at a cost effective price.
The use of a conventional spray gun allows for greater control over the process and can be utilised to apply a diverse range of coating materials. This is a fast, easy and cost effective process.
Electrostatic spraying expels negatively charged atomised paint particles which automatically seek an area to be grounded. Once the paint adheres to the surface, the newly covered area is no longer attractive to the negatively charged particles; this means they find a new area to cover resulting in a very thin and consistent coating.
This is a high quality method for giving your components a uniform coating. The exact coating thickness is dependent upon the speed used during withdrawal of the component, the faster the withdrawal the thinner the coating. Naturally any thickness is dependent on the viscosity, density and surface tension of the coating in question. We also offer automated dip spinning which is effective for large batches of components. The components are placed in a wire basket and fully immersed into the coating reservoir, when the immersion is complete, the excess coating is spun off and the protective coating is flashed off and then cured.
Certain surfaces or components require the application of a solid film lubricant that adheres to the surface and only fills surface voids, this is also known as Microseal® – WS2 Coating. This application process using specialist equipment and techniques; ensures a consistent and uniform ultra solid film lubricant coating to be applied to the area in question. Once applied the coating is then cured.
The benefits of using this method of Microseal® – WS2 Coating include a reduction in friction (preventing galling and seizing) due to the continuous lubrication of the surface, a dissipation of heat and stability of the coated area under extreme environmental changes and the application process does not affect the base material’s hardness, temper or flexibility. E/M Coating Services supply a range of Microseal® impingement coatings including Microseal® 100 (Graphite), Microseal® 200 (MoS2) and Microseal® 300 (WS2).
We supply a range of powder coating products including high grade protective powder coating such as Halar, ECTFE and Rilsan. Powder coating is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is normally applied electrostatically and cured under heat so that it flows and forms a skin. It is used for applications that require a hard finish which is tougher than conventional coatings. It also produces a smooth texture free surface which makes it an ideal choice for coating metals.
7th February 2018
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies will be exhibiting at the Surfex show in Coventry on 23rd – 24th May 2018. Please pop along to stand number 608