Burkard Industries has worked to provide automotive and military approved electrocoat (also referred to as electrophoretic coat or e-coat) services for more than a decade. Today, our state-of-the-art system is recognized as one of the most capable in North America.Our e-coat line boasts a unique 14-stage pretreatment process consisting of both immersion and spray stages and also features an optional acid bath for laser cut and welded parts. We pride ourselves on providing excellent quality for all part configurations, big or small.
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14 Stage Pretreat
Immersion Acid Cleaning
Tanks with Cone-Shaped Bottoms
The three alkaline tanks and the zinc phosphate immersion tank have cone-shaped bottoms to collect sludge which is continuously pumped and filtered out in a closed loop return system. This minimizes the number of particulates in the tanks and, therefore, prevents the particulates from settling on parts.
Automatic Chemical Feed System
Reverse Osmosis Water
Burping and Tilting
Automatic Voltage Control
Filtered Oven Recirculation Air
Power and Free Conveyor
Our e-coat system uses the latest computer and controls technology to allow for the monitoring and alarming of key process parameters. This includes system alarms, process temperatures, as well as pretreat, e-coat bath, and operating-cost parameters.
Personnel receive system alarms to pagers and cell phones. We also provide historical tracking of key process parameters and recipe information from every load to meet ISO-9000 lot control requirements.