Fully automatic plating-line (barrel/rack/basket)

Project description

Fully automated line for electroplating of barrel-, rack- and basket goods

  • Line set-up: 2 lines on 2 levels First floor tanks / Ground floor Load & Dosing
  • load/unload stations: 1x barrel, 2x rack with ergonomic moving loading table
  • Discharge station for flightbar
  • Flightbar identification with RFID-technology
  • 1 cross transfer dry, 1 cross transfer wet
  • 164 positions, 4 lifts, 66 storage positions
  • Barrel rotary-speed for each flightbar freely selectable
  • barrel-racks, rigid-racks, racks with movement and «knocking», vibration-racks, vibrotation- racks (baskets)
  • 6 transport hoists with drip tray
  • Hoist positioning in the direction of travel by laser
  • Fully automated cleaning, make-up and disposal of the electroless nickel-tanks
  • Selective cleaning integrated in each tin- and nickel-tanks
  • Chemical dosing (gold) from safe
  • All tanks above 40°C with automated covers
  • Tank heating with hot-water
  • Multipart drip pan with leakage-control
  • Self-cleaning contacts for flightbar motor

Control system features

  • Based on Siemens S7 PLC (serie 1500)
  • Each tank with its own speed control with frequency converter
  • System supervised by radio remote control
  • Fully automatic reading of RFID-codes on the flightbars
  • Dip sequences freely programmable
  • Colour-on-screen information re production and plant operation
  • Operation control of motors of the flightbars
  • Support via Modem
  • Special visualization of electroless Nickel- process (cleaning, make-up, disposal)

Key data


54,0 x 9,7 x 8,7 meters

Construction year


Rinse bath (inner dimensions)

500 x 1500 x 900 mm