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RAMCO Aqueous Paint Stripping System

RAMCO has extensive expertise in the design, engineering and fabrication of paint stripping systems. This Case History is based on replacing a toxic solvent paint stripper with an environmentally safer aqueous based stripping process. The modern process requires greater capabilities on the part of the overall stripping system. Specifically, the equipment has to provide greater mechanical agitation and filtration to get the desired level of cleanliness.

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The line runs right to left. The system consists of two stations – paint strip and rinse. Each station can handle a 70″ long x 36″ wide x 24″ high basket with a gross weight of 2000 pounds. Platform roller conveyors are included on each elevator to facilitate transfer between stations.The paint stripping process uses platform oscillation and TurboFilter to provide sufficient mechanical agitation and filtration. An automatic opening/closing cover and lip vent exhaust system (above center and around to the right) are included on the paint strip station. The cover and exhaust system are integrated with the transport elevator. The system is designed to energize the exhaust when the cover opens and shut the exhaust off when the cover closes.

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The system uses large capacity dual filter canisters and an air diaphragm pump to filter paint residues. The paint stripping station is gas heated using a 250,000 BTU atmospheric burner. The main controls are rear mounted in a Nema 4 panel with lockout-tagout disconnect, digital indicating temperature controller and digital cycle timer. A front mounted Nema 4 operators station (top left) is also provided for ease of operation. It includes start/stop push buttons and process control selector switches.