Volume metal finishing operations use AMETEK Supercoil Heat Exchangers for high-efficiency heating and cooling. The well-known non-stick characteristics of fluoropolymer resins resist scale buildup. Its inherently inert character prevents corrosion and fouling. Its high electrical resistance minimizes the effects of stray currents in electroplating tanks. Immersion heat exchangers made with other materials have hidden costs in the form of maintenance and reduced heating efficiency caused by scale buildup.

Supercoils are available in FEP as well as in proprietary Q-Series tubing formulations. Q-Series coils are made using a special fluorocarbon compound that significantly improves thermal efficiency and increases temperature and pressure capabilities. Q-Series Supercoils are ideal for most metal finishing operations, particularly those involving electroless nickel and copper plating. They provide twice the heat transfer rate, which allows the overall length of the Supercoil to be decreased to fit smaller finishing tanks.

Applications include electroplating, electroforming and electroless plating baths, acidic and alkaline solutions for etching, chemical milling, anodizing, cleaning, stripping, electropolishing and similar operations.

Key Features

  • Reduces operating and maintenance costs
  • No fouling or scaling
  • Tubing in a variety of resins to match different plating solutions
  • Efficient heating and cooling