The barrel is available in sizes ranging from 12- to 24-in.-dia., 30- to 60-in. long, with 0.09375- to 0.375-in. perforation diameters and capacities up to 800-lb. Custom barrels for specific applications can be manufactured. The barrel is available for the manufacturer's new automatic barrel plating machines, as well as for replacement and retrofit of other manufacturer's equipment.
For simplicity and reliability, the barrel features a large diameter integral head and gear end to eliminate idler gears. The drive saddle is a fixtured weldment using a single-point set down system, which can eliminate adjustments and minimize drive motor reducer and gear wear. The manufacturer states that the heavy-duty single-point contact electrified saddle provides simple bussing and positive high-pressure contact.
The barrel's high amperage cathode bars are nickel plated to reduce corrosion and utilize Teflon insulators. In addition, dangler contacts can offer a long working life and positive part contact. All submerged hardware is fabricated from polypropylene, stainless steel, or titanium. The barrels are formed from a single sheet of 0.5-in. thick, stress-relieved polypropylene. Barrel ends are grooved and welded to the shell, forming a single, high-strength structure. The cylindrical shape also provides more usable volume and greater perforated surface area, resulting in more current carrying capacity, solution transfer, and productivity per barrel.
Jessup Engineering, Inc., 2745 Bond St., Rochester Hill, MI 48309-3572.Tel: 248-853-5600. Fax: 248-853-7530.