Electrostatic Spray(Tribo)

Electrostatic Spray Tribo Charging is the second most common method of spraying a powder coating. This method relies on the powder to develop a charge while passing through special hoses and guns. As powder contacts these non-conductive surfaces,electrons are stripped off of the particles due to friction. These particles then develop a powerful positive charge. No high voltage or lines of force are used which allows for easier penetration into deep recesses. Tribo charging is efficient in developing a static charge within the powder,however,coatings must be specifically formulated for this system.

Electrostatic Spray-Tribo Powder Coating

 

Advantages:No high voltage required; Better penetration into recessed areas; Slightly lower capital costs

Disadvantages:level of charge varies with powder chemistry and formula; Slower rate of application; Transfer efficiency is lower than corona charging system;Required more guns; Wears out parts faster.

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Fluidized Bed Powder Coating  

Electrostatic fluidized Bed Coating

Electrostatic Spray(Corona Charging)