Arc Spray Equipment

Arc spray (sometimes referred to as twin wire arc spray) is a process that uses an electric arc to melt wires.

The molten metal is then atomised with compressed air to create a spray stream that applies the coating onto the surface being sprayed.

Anti-corrosion or engineering coatings can be applied by arc spray and changing between the two is quite simple.

Arc spray systems are commonly considered to be easy to operate and also to automate.

Metallisation have a full range of arc spray systems for hand-held and fully automatic / robotic applications.

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FAQs About Arc Spray

What is arc thermal spraying?

The process where by two wires (hence a common term for the process is Twin Wire Arc Spray), are fed into the pistol and electrically charged, one positive and one negative.

The wires are forced together and form an electric arc, melting the wire. Compressed air, passing through a nozzle, atomises the molten metal and sprays it onto the workpiece. There are three methods of wire feeding, push, pull and push/pull. The higher the current rating of the system, e.g. 350A, 700A etc., the higher the spray rate.

When to use Arc Spray?

High deposition rates and easy to use equipment make arc spraying an attractive thermal spray solution.

How to use Arc Spray?

On a typical handheld arc spray pistol, there is a trigger to start the wire feed. The head is held around 150mm from the substrate and moved sideways to deposit a consistent coating thickness in a similar way to paint spraying.

Different Personal Protective Equipment to paint spray is needed for the arc spray process as UV light and metal fume are produced. 

What is required to use our Arc Spray equipment?
Arc spray equipment requires a 3 phase electrical power supply and a compressed air supply.
What is Twin Arc Metal Spray?

The process where by two wires (hence a common term for the process is Twin Wire Arc Spray), are fed into the pistol and electrically charged, one positive and one negative. The wires are forced together and form an electric arc, melting the wire.

What is zinc thermal Arc Spray?
Zinc is a common arc spray material for anti-corrosion and other purposes. A thermally sprayed zinc coating offers sacrificial protection to the substrate; it offers good time to first maintenance life in PH levels of 5 and above and can be furrther supplemented with sealers and paints. Metallisation offers a full range of zinc wire in all sizes.

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