Part finishing time is easily reduced from days to just minutes while finish quality is improved using Birchwood Casey’s new BC40 TRU TEMP® finishing system.
Utilizing a patented, two-stage oxidation, the TRU TEMP® process forms a black magnetite finish on all iron and non-stainless steel parts. Operating at 200°F, the process is safe to bring in-house and easy to manage, even for untrained personnel. The result is a non-dimensional, satin black finish that enhances the corrosion resistance and sales appeal of all types of tooling and machine components – with a 25-minute turnaround time.
An in-house BC40 TRU TEMP line offers major benefits over hot oxide finishing:
- The system operates at a safe 200° with no splattering or boil over hazards.
- The TRU TEMP process contains no EPA regulated chemicals. No waste treatment is needed, in most cases, so the initial capital investment is low.
- The black finish is ideal for tooling and machine components meeting Mil Spec MIL-C-13924C Class 1.
The BC40 TRU TEMP system is pre-engineered, sets up quickly, and handles up to 2000 pounds of work per shift. It utilizes seven individual tanks (each 16 x 24 x 24 inches deep) and occupies an area 3 x 15 feet. Tanks are ruggedly constructed of 10 gauge welded steel (epoxy painted) or ½ inch welded polypropylene and are supplied with all necessary heating elements and plumbing connections. A detailed owner’s manual guides the user through assembly, charging with chemicals, startup, testing and troubleshooting – all with factory tech support from Birchwood Casey.
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