Figure 12-10.--Electroplating equipment.
plating tools, solutions, and plating tool coverings, and
It can reduce the amount of masking and dis-
briefly because your plating machine operators manual
It permits plating of small areas of large
covers them in depth.
assembled components or parts too large for
available plating tanks.
By plating to the required thickness, it can often
eliminate finish machining or grinding of the
Contact plating power packs are available in the
following dc output ranges: 0 to 15 amperes at 0 to 20
volts and 0 to 150 amperes at 0 to 40 volts. They operate
Damaged or defective areas of existing plating
on 115- or 230-volt, 60-Hz, single- or three-phase ac
can be touched up instead of complete stripping
and replating of the entire part.
The intermediate sizes, 25 to 100 ampere maximum
output, are the most common. They are portable,
weighing less than 150 lbs, yet can provide the required
We will discuss contact electroplating equipment in
power for most shipboard and shop work A unit in the
the following paragraphs. These are the power pack,
60- to 100-ampere range is recommended as basic