Sheboygan, WI –Watry Industries, LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry, is now able to welcome additional merchant business for its powder coating operation, thanks to an increase in line capacity. Effective immediately, Watry opens its doors to other foundries, metal stampers, metal fabricators and any other business whose products they can powder coat on a contract basis.
Experts at the nuances of powder coating parts produced in all metalcasting processes, as well as powder application on stampings, extrusions, weldments and assemblies, Watry is able to provide their services on castings made by other processes as well as steel, iron and various alloys.
“Watry management is committed to broadening our customer base and value-added competence with the addition of more contract powder coating and related finishing services, moving forward," said Jason Dannenberg, general manager.
With an overhead, conveyorized, powder coating operation beginning with a seven-stage wash system, Watry is able to process parts up to 36 X 54 X 54 inches with weights up to 100 pounds or more. The all-stainless steel washer includes a DI rinse and DI halo in the final stages to achieve the highest level of cleanliness. Watry believes pretreatment of the product is the key to proper paint adhesion and maintains washer chemical stages within strict limits, monitoring them on a daily basis.
In addition, Watry is capable of masking features before painting as well as blowing off un-cured powder in areas where masking is not practical. The Nordson Cyclo-Kinetic reclaim booth, utilizing both manual and automatic guns, is capable of applying the most demanding and high temperature powders, reaching the most difficult areas on any workpiece. In addition, reclaiming the powder that does not adhere to the part during the application process helps control overall costs.
Other capabilities: Watry’s roof mounted cure oven, encompassing over 250 feet of conveyor track and operating at temperatures up to 500º F, can cure powder on the largest and heaviest parts at very high line speeds, providing another cost-controlling feature. Watry offers further value-adding capabilities such as in-house machining, bar coding, special marking, pad print logos, symbols and text over the powder coated finish, silk screening of larger details and light assembly.
Watch a video on the Watry powder coating operation.