Galvatek surface treatment lines including chemical cleaning and anodising, sold in the UK by Turbex, will be highlighted at this year’s Surface World Live show. Established for over 30 years, the world renowned manufacturer has designed, delivered, installed and continues to service more than 600 turnkey installations in over 35 countries.
Galvatek is especially well known in the aerospace industry, as its lines for chemical cleaning, anodising and etching are used in factories manufacturing aircraft parts and engine components, as well as in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector. Supply of anodising plant forms a large part of the business. Such facilities comprise one or several lines and typically use TSA (tartaric sulphuric acid) or PSA (phosphoric sulphuric acid).
Chemical cleaning lines are built either for one specific purpose or as part of a larger package where it prepares parts for other surface treatment phases. Turnkey solutions are regularly supplied, complete with waste water purification and recycling systems.
Turbex is also market leader in the UK for the supply of aqueous cleaning and drying systems for batch or in-line processing. There are over 100 standard models in the range including top- and front-loading spray washers, bench top and floor standing ultrasonic machines, precision cleaning machines with basket rotation and flood wash options, and tunnel cleaning lines.
Some systems are capable of contra-rotation of the holding basket and spray jets, the motions being individually adjustable to enhance processing efficiency. Other equipment is aimed primarily at high-precision cleaning applications in the optics, medical, aerospace, automotive, nuclear and electronics sectors, with the possibility of simulated clean room conditions.
For processing larger components, the heavy duty Turbex AC range of front-loading, spray washing and rinsing machines are the preferred choice. They are especially popular for degreasing, phosphating, paint removal, de-rusting and de-scaling. Manufactured from stainless steel, the AC programme comprises single- and multi-stage units with options for one, two or three process tanks. Standard sizes range from one to two metres in diameter, although larger machine sizes are available.