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Q&A Why do well-stripped hooks ease an optimal painting?

12 Nov 2018. The hooks or frames used to transport items to be painted in industrial lines should be stripped off well before being reused, for the simple reason that the presence of paint particles that have not been removed properly during cleaning, decrease the electrostatic effect. In this regard, read the comments of one of our clients, Mr Andreas Marcou, who is Muskita’s plant manager at page 50 of IPCM’s October issue where he is pointing out the importance of electrostatic conductivity.

In electrostatic painting, the paint powder sticks to the product due to the electrostatic effect, but the possible presence of paint from a previous process generates a repulsive barrier between successive layers.

Therefore, by cleaning the support hook well, the number of items that are painted badly and must be reworked is reduced drastically. This also allows a reduction in paint consumption.

For this reason, Alit recommends its Fastrip ISP technology In-line paint Stripping Process, a system of heated tanks containing chemical paint-stripping solutions that are placed between the writing probe and the loading probe of the painting process. During their passage, the hooks or frames to be cleaned are immersed in the tank and, within a few minutes, in relation to the paint used and the working temperature, come out at the end of the process perfectly cleaned. They are then ready for optimal reuse and are able to promote maximum electrostatic conductivity in the subsequent processes.

ALIT @ ALUMINIUM 2018 – 12H33

9 Oct 2018. Download our latest press release PR_ALIT The in-line paint stripping of hooks and steel goods has better consumption performance today 4 10 2018

ALIT @ ALUMINIUM 2018 – 12H33

The in-line paint stripping of hooks and steel goods has better consumption performance today

(Verona, Italy). At ALUMINIUM 2018, ALIT Technologies, a specialist in manufacturing chemical paint-stripping machines, will present the technical innovations surrounding its Fastrip ISP systems that has been designed for the in-line stripping of hooks used in electrostatic painting processes. The innovations are related, in particular, to the heating systems of tanks, which nowadays also work with oil, in order to guarantee better consumption performances. On the occasion of the fair, the recently built Fastrip plants will also be presented along with particularly interesting customised solutions.

Fastrip technologies, which were launched in 2012, are a range of highly modular machines that can adapt to pre-existing industrial lines. They are used in particular by the metalworking industries, specialising in painting, as well as anodic oxidation and extrusion industries when they have painting departments.

More than 25 plants are already operating in 15 countries around the world to witness the good reception these technologies have received, solving a problem closely felt by the sector, that is, the removal of paint from goods that have been badly painted in an economic and effective way.

Fastrip ISP systems consist of a tank positioned under the catenary in the area between the loading and unloading of the painted material. The hooks as well as metal profiles used in the painting processes are immersed in baths with chemical solutions suitable for a specific type of paint. For an optimal process, ALIT recommends its products of the Metalstrip line, which have been studied and tested by the company laboratories. The system typically takes a maximum of 3 minutes to complete the paint-stripping process. In the end, the hooks come out perfectly cleaned and ready for a new cycle of work – optimised – since the effective removal of the paint improves the electrostatics of the pieces, thus allowing a subsequent good painting of the goods to be treated.

ALIT Technologies, headquartered in San Bonifacio in the province of Verona, North-East Italy, also works in close contact with plant engineering industries to develop areas of work dedicated to paint removal in the industrial layout design itself. The metal stripping companies as well as those of metal extrusion and anodic oxidation with painting departments can, with ALIT systems, achieve great savings as compared to the manual removal of paint from badly stripped pieces or to their outsourced maintenance. Fastrip systems have constant technical support thanks to the company’s assistance team.

On the website, news, catalogues, technical information and contacts for any further information can be found. At this link – – there is a table outlining the products that can be treated with Fastrip technologies.




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