The unique features of the Star Plating Machines include:
The automated plating system is designed for a compact installation allowing a high throughput of small parts. The plating system consists of a base manufactured of tubular steel which is the support for sixteen process tanks. The center of the base frame houses an elevator lift mechanism which has attached 18 or 36 work arms. The work arms hold the plating racks which in turn hold the parts to be electroplated. The arms have copper contacts to allow low voltage DC current to feed the plating racks at a maximum load of 500 amperes. The elevator will lift all 18/36 work arms at the same time, rotate 20 degrees to the next processing tank and then lower the work arms into the process solution. This movement continues after a highly variable dwell timer has reached zero. The lift, rotate and lower sequence continues through out the production shift.