Industrial Cleaning and Painting: Machinery and Production Equipment
By Painters USA Team
— Last updated December 04, 2022
When it comes to cleaning and painting manufacturing and production equipment, the correct procedure is everything. Painters USA, with a wide array of industrial painting equipment and techniques, has the perfect solution for any painting need. In the case of cleaning residue off of sensitive machinery, dry-ice blasting is the answer. As for painting metal machinery, electrostatic painting is the way to go.
When delicate machinery needs to be cleaned, whether it be a printing press, an assembly line or a robotic manufacturing arm, it is important to use a cleaning method that does not ruin the equipment or damage the product. Pressure washing introduces water, which can damage electrical equipment, but dry-ice blasting leaves no moisture. Sand blasting or sponge-jet blasting leaves behind dust or sponge residue, but the CO2 used in dry-ice blasting evaporates instantly.
Dry-ice blasting is safe to use in sensitive environments, and it leaves no mess behind. Despite this, it is still strong enough to remove heavy contaminants by freezing them and exposing them to microscopic shocks that loosed their bond.
Normal painting procedures typically require a great deal of time for setting up the work area, including painstakingly taping and masking all non-painted surfaces. Even with all that preparation, much paint is wasted or drifts to where it is not wanted. Also, traditional spray painting cannot reach the backs of surfaces, meaning that some hard-to-reach areas are left unpainted.
Electrostatic spray painting solves all of these problems. First, there is almost no overspray, because the paint is electromagnetically attracted to the metal surface. This drastically reduces (but cannot eliminate) the need for protective taping and covering. This also makes it ideal for use near sensitive equipment, since very little spray escapes the intended target. Additionally, the electrically charged paint spreads very evenly and is attracted to all oppositely-charged surfaces, including the back side of objects and out-of-reach areas. This ensures a smooth, even finish with no drips or bare spots.
At Painters USA, we specialize in dry-ice blasting and electrostatic painting for all kinds of clients. We serve car manufacturers, chemical plants, electronics engineering, chemical labs, food production, and all kinds of factories and manufacturing plants. We can clean an paint forklifts and other vehicles, assembly lines, printing presses, generators, pumps, sorting equipment, conveyors and much more.
Painters USA is a national painting contractor, serving industrial enterprises across America. Our crews are highly experienced in working in demanding environments with complex logistics. We can coordinate our schedule to your needs, so that your dry-ice blasting or electrostatic painting can occur when it causes the least disruption to your business.
If you have any questions about electrostatic painting or dry-ice blasting, or if you would like a free estimate for services, contact Painters USA today!
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