Blog

Enhancing Efficiency and Safety: The Advantages of a Central Chemical Feeder System in Electroplating

In the intricate world of electroplating, every detail matters. From the composition of the chemicals to the efficiency of the equipment, each element plays a crucial role in achieving high-quality finishes and ensuring operational safety. One often overlooked, yet pivotal, aspect is
the methodology of chemical delivery to the plating line.

At Master Finish, we understand the significance of streamlining processes for optimal performance. That’s why we are in the process of implementing a new central chemical feeder system, revolutionizing our plating line operations.

Central feeding simplifies the workspace by eliminating clutter on the catwalk. Picture this: a clean, organized environment where technicians can navigate effortlessly, focusing on the task at hand with all the equipment pumps, feed chemicals, and testing equipment for calibration all
in one place and clearly organized and efficient. This not only enhances productivity but also reduces the risk of mistakes being made or worse like accidents, fostering an easier work area
and safer working environment for our team.

Moreover, standardizing the pumping equipment has proven to be a game-changer. With uniform machinery across the board, maintenance becomes a breeze. Technicians no longer need to grapple with a myriad of different systems; instead, they can efficiently troubleshoot and calibrate equipment with ease. This not only saves valuable time but also ensures consistent
performance, optimizing feed rates to meet the demands of the plating line seamlessly.

But, the benefits don’t end there. Our new central feeder system has significantly enhanced chemical maintenance protocols. By streamlining procedures, we expect a marked improvement in bath performance. The system facilitates quicker checks and validations, empowering our team to stay on top of maintenance tasks with precision and efficiency they could not perform
with the old system. This not only reduces the labor needed in the chemical feeder
maintenance, but will allow our team to perform more frequent checks with the reduced workload, and allow for quicker response time to the data being collected.

Last but not least, safety is paramount at Master Finish. With the implementation of the central feeder system, we’ve elevated our safety standards to new heights. By simplifying labor-intensive tasks and minimizing manual handling of chemicals, we’ve mitigated potential risks, ensuring the well-being of our valued team members.

In conclusion, the introduction of a central chemical feeder system has heralded a new era of efficiency and safety at Master Finish. By embracing innovation and prioritizing excellence in every aspect of our operations, we’re setting new benchmarks in the world of electroplating.
Join us on this transformative journey as we continue to push the boundaries of possibility and redefine industry standards, one impeccable finish at a time.

65 Years of Excellence and Environmental Stewardship

As we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Master Finish Company, it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate our rich heritage, our unwavering commitment to quality, and our deep-seated respect for the environment. Our journey, deeply interwoven with the fabric of Grand...

An Interview with John Mulder, Master Finish

BY SCOTT FRANCIS Editor-In-Chief, Gardner Business Media John Mulder, president of Master Finish of Grand Rapids, Mich., discusses his company’s experience with trivalent chromium and offers advice for those thinking of transitioning their current hexavalent chromium...

Decoding Chrome Plating: A Guide to Decorative vs. Industrial Chrome Plating

Understanding the Basics of Decorative Chrome Plating Before we dive into the specifics, let’s grasp the fundamentals. Chrome plating is a process that involves electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. This not only enhances the appearance but also...

Understanding the Difference Between Electroless and Electrolytic Nickel Plating

When it comes to metal plating, nickel is one of the most commonly used materials due to its excellent corrosion resistance and versatile properties. However, there are different techniques for applying nickel plating, with two primary methods being electroless and...

Proven Process

Master Finish has been on a journey using EOS (Entrepreneur Operating System) to manage all the critical elements of our business.  We started on this Journey in 2016 and have found it instrumental to our success in so many ways.  It helps set a framework in...

Streamlining Success

How Master Finish Implemented Automation to Improve Production and Boost Customer Satisfaction As companies in the manufacturing industry face increasing challenges with production labor, it is becoming more critical to automate tedious tasks that are currently being...

Automation

Automation   Automation vs. Manual Processing for data and traceability. Machine data available from automated plating lines helps the team at Master Finish diagnose and correct plating issues on the fly to reduce scrap. The data on each motion in the plating...

Cyclemaster Remastered

Cyclemaster Remastered   Master Finish’s new plating line is now ready for business. Back before the pandemic swept the country and production plating demands were at an all time high Master Finish invested into a new state of the art automated rack plating line...

Hungry for More Innovation

Industry 4.0 makes manufacturers nimble during pandemic, hungry for more innovation BY JAYSON BUSSASunday, January 16, 2022 06:30pm John Mulder recently noticed that an inordinate amount of his staff’s time was being used to field calls from clients inquiring...

Master Finish Receives MacDermid Enthone DecoKlad License

This license makes the Michigan shop the first DecoKlad applicator in the Americas and the fourth to be certified globally in the program. Master Finish Co. has been awarded a license from MacDermid Enthone that makes it the first DecoKlad applicator in the Americas...