Anode Cells for Ecoat: Tubular & Semi-Circular
Synder Filtration has manufactured anode cells and anolyte circulation systems for the Ecoat industry since 1996, and is proud to serve most of the major automotive companies globally. Synder is capable of manufacturing anode cells to a variety of sizes and orientations, such as horizontal roof cells, horizontal floor cells, vertical side cells, as well as bare anodes. Anode construction is available in both SS316 stainless steel, as well as ruthenium oxide and iridum Oxide coated titanium for greater current density. To better control film build and record the individual current draw from each anode cell, Synder also offers a Current Monitoring System (CMS) designed to provide data-logging on a remote computer for historical analysis in a highly economical package.
Electrocoat (Ecoat) paint is the base layer of paint applied to most vehicles, and provides corrosion resistance and physical durability. Anode cells (also known as anolyte cells, and electrodialysis cells), play a dual role in the electrocoat painting process: They act as an opposing electrode to the car body, and remove excess acid generated in the paint bath during the electrodeposition process.
Both TechCELLS and SuperCELLs offer a great range of electrical “throw angles” compared to flat cells, which can significantly improve the coating quality and coverage in harder to reach areas of the part involving more complex geometries. Caution should always be used when increasing the voltage to provide greater throw power to prevent film ruptures. Synder currently offers open and closed top 1.5″ and 2″ cells, as well as floor and bottom cells that can be customized to fit virtually any tank depth and work package size.
Synder’s TechCELL™ anode cell was specifically designed to optimize the electrocoating process. The tubular anode cell design is the preferred style for smaller industrial ecoat lines.
TUBULAR CELL FEATURE AND BENEFITS
- More throw angles
- Larger membrane area, longer life leading to lower capital & operating costs
- Built in cleaning mechanism
- Easy to use & maintain
- Flexibility for your tank
- Custom designs for different tanks and configurations
- Roof cells &bare anodes available
WHAT IT DOES
Anolyte cells serve as an opposing electrode for the part being painted, as well as an acid removal device.
HOW IT WORKS
Equipped with a robust anionic membrane, the electrical charge on these cells transport the excess acid in the paint bath to an anolyte recirculation system.
BETTER THROW ANGLES
Tubular (Round) Anodes offer a greater range of electrical “throw angles” vs. flat cells. A greater variety of throw angles cansignificantly improve the coating quality and coverage in hard to reach areas of the part. More throw angles also allow the anode to start painting sooner in monorail systems.
The SuperCELL™ is a heavy duty, light weight, one piece C-Cell anode cell designed for optimum paintcoverage in large electrocoat paint tanks. SuperCELL™ offers incredible efficiency and performance with 100% of the cell facing the job and is the most economic option for large volume paint tanks.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Lower Operating Costs
70% increase in amps per square foot and subsequent 50% savings in electrical power usage provide for dramatic reductions in operating costs vs. box cells.
More throw angles mean greater coverage and longer paint times in monorail systems.
Easy To Use & Maintain
Heavy duty, light weight, and in one piece to ensure easy lifting and simple power cable connections.
Flexibility For Your Tank
Available in four different sizes, including a low profile option for tanks with limited clearance between the part and tank wall.
SUPER CELL DESIGN
- Semicircular Anode & Membrane
- Designed for ease in lifting and connecting to the power cable
- Weighs less than 1/3 of a standard flat cell
- No welds below the anolyte fluid to prevent failure due to submerged mechanical or welded connections
- Made from 10 gauge or 3/16” thick 316L stainless less
BETTER THROW ANGLES
The SuperCELL™offers a greater range of electrical “throw angles” vs. flat cells. A greater variety of throw angles cansignificantly improve the coating quality and coverage in hard to reach areas of the part. More throw angles also allow the anode to start painting sooner in monorail systems.