Riley Surface World has recently enabled the sale and shipment of a complete Delta lndustrietechnik copper/acid electroplating line for Billdidit, a specialist manufacturing organisation based in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The redundant Delta electroplating line was acquired, with the help of Riley's, from the site of a former costume jewellery manufacturer in Ireland. It will be used for chrome and zinc plating by volume and for silver and gold plating in smaller quantities. The system comprises three sizes of tanks: 600, 1200 and 2400 litres. The 600 litre tanks are predominantly used for the non-electrolytic processes, dragout and rinse stations. The larger tanks are used for the electrolytic stations, with either 3 or 6 flight bars in operation at any one time.
The automatic transporter system carries three flight bars at a time. It uses a horizontal positioning system to close the centre line distance of the flight bars to 150 mm for the tanks without anodic and cathodic connections. This brings the bars outwards to 380 mm whilst in the electrolytic stages, giving a maximum envelope size of 1300 x 300 x 800 mm per flight bar.