How much does a powder coating system cost? Is setting up powder coating expensive? What is the average price of a powder coating plant? All of these questions are incredibly popular – but difficult to answer. Powder coating equipment for sale has varying prices. At td finishing, we are leading powder coating equipment manufacturers. With this in mind, we offer high specification powder coating systems for sale; but at competitive prices. Prices depend on three factors:
- Business size
- Customer requirements
- Production volumes
Pricing up a powder coating system
Finding out how much a powder coating system can cost is not a simple task. However, here at td finishing, we will talk you through all of the most suitable options. We will equip you with everything you need to know. Then, together we can make a decision on what system will be best for your business. If you are a small start-up business you are probably looking for a budget batch-system. You can purchase these for as little as £40,000-£50,000. For a large scale business, you will be looking at around £400,000 to in excess of £600,000+. A higher continuous-production can put the cost of a facility into millions of pounds.
What is required for a powder coating plant?
At the very least, you will need a powder booth, curing oven and powder coating equipment. As well as this, you will also need a form of surface preparation. Before the powder application, components can be shot-blasted, wiped clean or have a full on-line spray pre-treatment regime. It is important to invest in surface preparation too. As a result, you will have better paint adhesion.
A basic batch production system usually involves a manual clean down procedure, a powder booth with spray gun and a box oven. Sometimes a box oven is the only solution you can use for powder during. However, this depends on your product variability. This can be enhanced with a simple manual conveyor. Alternatively, you can use a more advanced cassette batch-conveyor system. A manual batch conveyor helps with reducing manual-handling, powder knock-off and space requirements. Moreover, batch production has the benefits of being small, low cost and flexible.
A powered conveyorised system offers many advantages over a batch system. Firstly, and most importantly, being the continuous and consistent finishing of high-volume manufactured products. Secondly, the lack of manual intervention prevents mechanical damage from handling, as well as vastly reducing rejection rates.
The continuous conveyor reduces manual handling to loading and unloading only. A suitable powder booth means human operators, reciprocators or a mix of both can ensure full, consistent powder coverage. Whilst a curing oven, specifically designed for powder coating, ensure a full even and consistent cure across all products.
A continuous production system will typically be made up of a 3 to 5 stage pre-treatment. A drying oven, a powder booth, a curing oven and conveyor system. The pre-treatment greatly depends on the client’s requirements. It is also often as high as 9 or 10 stages. Where floor space may be limited, or a particularly hazardous chemical treatment is required, a separate dip pre-treatment plant and powder coating facility will be supplied.
What can td finishing provide your business?
Since 2002, td finishing supply only the highest quality and specification equipment from start-ups to multinationals. However, regardless of your needs, all our systems are customised.
Based on your capacity requirements, be it one box oven cure per day or a 5,000mm/min conveyor system. td finishing have the solutions to suit. We design them around your factory layout, workflow, floor space and finishing specifications.
Our team of engineers have over 80 years of combined experience in the design and supply of finishing plant equipment. As a result, they have provided solutions for countless valued clients.
Our clients return time and again for new plant, replacement of old equipment, upgrades, spares and maintenance contracts.
Proven track record
td finishing has installed countless facilities around the UK, and have exported across the world. So, if you are interested in a powder coating line, or looking to upgrade or expand your existing facility, then get in touch today. Alternatively, you can head to our website for more information.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Dip Pretreatment Plants.