Air Power Tech Tip: Dedicating Your Manual Powder Hose

Dedicating Your Powder Hose

 

Dedicating your powder hose specific to your color and special type of powder can save you time in color changes and prevent costly rejects. It can speed up your paint process, eliminate powder contamination and reduce clean up time. If you are frequently changing your powder color throughout the day, this is a great way to quickly and easily eliminate pain points and improve your application process.

Programming your Ingersoll Rand QX Tool – It’s that Easy

Taking total control of your fastening process doesn’t have to be complicated. Ingersoll Rand’s comprehensive QX Series family of fastening systems deliver simple, flexible and capable solutions for all of your assembly requirements. No matter the industry or application, you can count on Ingersoll Rand as a trusted partner to help you get the job done right!

 

The innovative QX Series of cordless precision fasteners is a revolutionary step for your entire facility – one that shows how a smarter tool can improve process control, operator comfort and data communication. In a single, affordable package, this tool puts you in control by helping to increase productivity, lower costs and ensuring a high-quality product at the end of your production line.

The QX Series family of tools consists of:

  • QXN
  • QXC
  • QXX
  • QXM
  • QX ETS

Currently, there are three (3) quick, easy, and effective methods in which to program a QX tool for deployment within your manufacturing process.

1.Programming with the Insight Connect App:

    1. The INSIGHT™ Connect app will help you stay productive, mobile and in control of your fastening process. It programs any Ingersoll Rand® QX Series™ tool without the need for additional technical training, special software, plant network permissions or a laptop computer. Working from a smartphone or tablet, operators can use the app to quickly program the torque and angle control configurations on these closed-loop, transducerized tools.
    2. Once installed, the INSIGHT™ Connect app can operate offline, so it functions in large facilities or other locations where Internet signal loss may be a problem, reducing downtime and maximizing ease of use. You can quickly perform key tasks with your mobile device, including:
      •  Strategy
        • Torque
        • Angle
        • Torque + angle
      • Back-up and restore tool settings
      • Retrieval of tool logs and the ability to send via email for post-processing
      • Review audit logs

 

 

2. Programming from the back of the tool

 

Or reference the below video (some of the menu options have changed since this video was posted by Ingersoll Rand in 2017 – but the overall flow and understanding remain unchanged)

 

 

3. Programming utilizing the Ingersoll Rand ICS Software

 

 

 

 

Cartridge Filters Explained: Powder and Dust Cartridge Filters

Cartridge Filters Explained

 

Cartridge Filters for powder booths, blast booths, dust collection and smoke eaters is essential to a clean operation. Learn details about cartridge filters and properly selecting replacements.

Graco Electric Fixed Ratio (EFR) Metering System

 

 

The Graco Electric Fixed Ratio (EFR) is an electrically driven proportioner for two component sealant and adhesives. The EFR provides advanced material control in applications requiring consistent shots and beads. Air Power Application Specialist Ronnie Lowe talks about the features of the EFR Metering System and the many ways it can improve your manufacturing process.

 

Graco EFR Metering System

  • Highly accurate, even with low flow rates
  • Capable of shots, beads and continuous flow dispense
  • Superior repeatability
  • Capable of handling a wide range of materials
  • Easy to configure, operate and maintain

 

 

 

How to Get Started with Gema OptiFlex E-App

 

 

How to Get Started with Gema OptiFlex Pro E-App

The Gema E-APP paired with the OptiStar 4.0 Control Unit puts powerful information at your fingertips on your Apple or Android phone or tablet. Update software, change gun settings, manage run time, monitor powder output and keep an eye on powder usage. All this information is available to you through a single APP. If that’s not enough, you can also create and send PDF documents straight to your email from your device.

Don’t forget to check out our other Powder Coating Tech Tips!

 

Gema OptiFlex Pro: Power. Quality. Control.

 

Introducing the NEW Gema OptiFlex Pro:

POWER. QUALITY. CONTROL.

 

The NEW Gema OptiFlex Pro is here. Air Power’s Travis Stirewalt shows off the OptiFlex Pro features and upgrades including the gun, control unit and the E-App.

 

Power: Maximum coating performance

The newly developed PowerBoost technology of the OptiFlex Pro series offers with the 110 kV the highest powder charging capacity in the powder coating industry while complying with safety regulations. The operator benefits from an outstanding coating performance.

Quality: Best application results

With OptiFlex Pro you coat extremely efficiently and with consistently high quality. The PCC (Precise Charge Control) mode regulates the spray current even in the lowest ampere ranges (0-10 μA) with the highest accuracy. This prevents overcharging of even the most demanding powders such as metallic powder and ensures the highest quality in thick film and multi-layer applications and recess areas.

Control: Master the application!

The new features of OptiFlex Pro also give you a technological edge. The Electrostatic App (E-App) with the integrated line management functions and service features make the coating process transparent and better controllable.

So You Want to Powder Coat?

What You Need To Know Before You Begin Your Journey

 

 

Have you thought about opening up your own powder coating operation or adding powder coating to your manufacturing mix? This video with powder experts Eddie Rhodes and Travis Stirewalt will walk you through very important things to think about as you take that next step.

 

Air Power Live Tech Tips: Gema Powder Coating

Air Power Live Tech Tips

We’ve put together some helpful how-tos to help you powder coat like a PRO! Check out these informational tech tips:

 

Powder Coating Gun Corona Field Explained

 

 

Proper positioning of a powder coating gun while powder coating your parts helps the proper powder cloud optimize proper transfer efficiency and even coating of the powder coating finish. Learn about the corona field and how utilizing proper powder coating cloud positioning can help achieve not only a better finish, but save you money on costly rejects and over use of powder.

 


Gema OptiStar Controls

 

Gema OptiStar controls and presets are easily explained for optimum powder coating performance.

 


Checking Wear Parts on a Gema OptiFlex 2 Powder Unit

 

Maintaining easy to replace Gema OptiFlex gun, hose and pump wear parts from a preventive maintenance perspective yields high transfer efficiency, powder savings and a reduction in part rejects.

 


 

Choosing Your Powder Equipment Partner

 

Choosing Your Powder Equipment Partner

 

In this video, two of Air Power’s application specialists Travis Stirewalt and Eddie Rhodes discuss the things you need to take into consideration when choosing where to buy your powder coating equipment. Air Power shows our true dedication to supporting the needs of our customer base by not only distributing industrial equipment, but also offering repair services in-house and in the field, engineering services for integrated solutions and over 50 years of industry experience. Contact us today to find out how we can help Powder Coat like a Pro!

1 (800) 334-1001

 

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Air Power at FABTECH Atlanta

Fabtech Booth

Air Power’s booth at Fabtech Atlanta Nov 6th-8th, 2018

Air Power at FABTECH Atlanta

We had a blast at FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta, GA! Thanks to everyone who made the trip and a special thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to talk to us about how we can help you streamline your manufacturing process. If you missed all the fun, Check out this quick video of our favorite parts of FABTECH Atlanta!
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