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Surface Defects and their Control in Hot Dip Galvanized and Galvannealed Sheets

Surface Defects and their Control in Hot Dip Galvanized and Galvannealed Sheets

P. Saravanan, S Srikanth R&D Centre for Iron and Steel,Steel Authority of India Limited, Ranchi-834 002 INDIA   Abstract: Inspite of significant advancements in continuous galvanizing technology and the resulting improvements in surface quality of hot dip galvanized and galvannealed coatings, producing entirely blemish- free coatings still [...]
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WHY IS STRIP CLEANLINESS SO IMPORTANT?

WHY IS STRIP CLEANLINESS SO IMPORTANT?

Steel producers, galvanizers, and coil coaters must get the strip surface clean by getting surface oils and iron fines cleaned off the strip surface. Why?  The surface contaminants on the substrate surface cause very costly defects leading to:  quality rejects coating defects  process equipment issues on down the process line Defects on the steel [...]
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Bristle Scrubber Brush – Pro Tip

Bristle Scrubber Brush – Pro Tip

Adjust the brush you have, for what it is capable of doing. This blog post is designed to give you value and tips for optimizing your current metal strip cleaning process, without a need to purchase anything. Simply adjust what you have. Let me take you to your brush scrubber/brush machine. You will find this […]
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Tell APT What to Build

Tell APT What to Build

What if I told you today was your lucky day and Atlantech Process had chosen YOU to receive a brand new scrubber brush machine, built to your specifications? You just tell us what you want—and we’ll build it!  Would you know what type of machine you need?   You might be able to explain what you […]
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What are Non-Woven Abrasives and Why to Use them?

What are Non-Woven Abrasives and Why to Use them?

Non-Woven Abrasives also referred to as three-dimensional abrasives, are composed of abrasive grain-infused nylon fibers bonded with synthetic resins. The result produces a pliable, flexible, and long-lasting material. They have been serving a unique and specific function in the abrasives market by developing the final surface finish, transforming the [...]
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BRISTLE SCRUBBER BRUSHES IN A PACKET SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

BRISTLE SCRUBBER BRUSHES IN A PACKET SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

Serval segments cover the width of your brush face specification.   This is designed to reduce the number of steps in refurbishing a brush and keeping the brush in-house or at your local machine shop of your liking.   This reduced the distance these heavy brush shafts go on and the time it takes to […]
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WIDE FACE ABRASIVE NON-WOVEN BRUSH PRO TIP #1 – DRESSING PLATE

WIDE FACE ABRASIVE NON-WOVEN BRUSH PRO TIP #1 – DRESSING PLATE

Care and Feeding of Non-woven Brushes. Because of the tendency of non-woven nylon brushes to wear faster in some areas it is necessary to dress the brushes periodically to bring the brush dimension back to a cylindrical shape.  This is done through the brush dressing plate.  The nature of the dressing plate is to have […]
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FLAT METAL SMALL PARTS DEBURRING & FINISHING

FLAT METAL SMALL PARTS DEBURRING & FINISHING

How to Do Both Sides in One Pass Good Day to you folks,  Thank you for taking a minute to check out a video of a new machine we build. This machine is for small parts deburring, but please keep in mind that we make similar machines for large part cleaning/degressing, polishing, and deburring. We […]
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CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCRUBBER BRUSH

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCRUBBER BRUSH

Have you noticed all the changes in our industry?   Our industry has exploded in recent years--from huge technological improvements in wide-face brush machines to seemingly endless options for abrasive grit on brushes. Remember when we had only a few options for grit—Coarse, Medium, Fine, Ultra Fine? Now, APT can customize the grit for whatever [...]
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