Electroplating

Electroplating

In electroplating, many different chemicals are used. Therefore, chemical fluid handling is a very important part of any electroplating process. ProMinent has been supplying extremely reliable, low-maintenance components and systems to customers in this branch for years.

 

The broad product spectrum, coupled with the application knowledge of our engineers, makes ProMinent the ideal partner in the electroplating industry. The following products are typically used:

  • Storage tanks for chemicals
  • Chemical discharge pumps (barrel and transfer pumps)
  • Metering pumps
  • Measurement, control and sensor technology
  • Complete dosing systems

These products are ideally suited for the electroplating industry and offer: 

  • High reliability and therefore low maintenance costs
  • Safety for the both the operator and process
  • Resistant materials to withstand chemicals
  • Various types of sensors that are not dirt-sensitive
  • Low voltages (12 – 24 V) for use directly in the water

Applications in Electroplating

 

Process Step ProMinent Products and Systems
Degreasing  
Dosing of pH stabilisers in closed PER purification plants

Beta® and gamma/ L range pumps with dosing head made from work material PVDF, PTFE

Care of alkaline cleaning baths Beta® and gamma/ L range pumps with dosing head made from polypropylene work material
Increased concentration of NaOH using a closed circuit D1C controller with inductive conductivity sensors for flow or dipping operation
Vibratory finishing  
Dosing of finishing additives using external control of the dosing pump via flowmeter Beta® and gamma/ L range pumps with dosing head made from polypropylene work material
Activation (of additives)  
Dosing direct from the supply line Beta® and gamma/ L range pumps with dosing head made from polypropylene or PVDF work material
Care of treatment baths  
Dosing in connection with an Ah hour counter, or manual setting of the dosing pump Beta® and gamma/ L range pumps with dosing head made from polypropylene or PVDF work material
Rinsing baths  
Fresh water addition using closed loop D1C single channel controller with inductive or conductive conduction sensors for flow or dipping operation
Circulation

Low performance requirements Sigma dosing pump range, for greater performance VonTaine centrifugal pumps

Process water  
Treatment

Treatment from mains water using reverse osmosis equipment. Capacity: 1-2 m³/h, residual conductivity 10 µS

D1C single channel controller with inductive or conductive conduction sensors for flow or dipping operation

Storage Containers
Effluent treatment  
pH value and Redox measurement and control

D1C single channel controller for pH and Redox

Dosing and correction chemicals using dosing pumps from the Beta, gamma/ L and Sigma ranges, depending on plant capacity or with complete dosing systems

Dosing of flocculation additives

Ultromat polyelectrolyte preparation plants for preparing flocculation additives


Spectra range of dosing pumps for flocculation additive dosing

 

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