When the original manufacturer no longer services a system
You need a solution
Below is a list of the upgrades we currently recommend:
Power Supply Modifications
Old control and firing boards are no longer available. We have a solution less expensive than new costs. New power supplies range from $35,000 to $48,000. Additional costs are associated with interfacing the new power supply; the control cable and the control console will most likely have to be modified.
We have studied power supplies, their transformers and rectifier packs. Working with a power supply group, we have developed an Upgrade to bring no functional obsoleted power supplies back to functional with new current style firing boards. The control cable and the console should not have to have modifications.
If we have a power supply in our stock, like your nonfunctional power supply, then a trade out could be an option. The only concern is if a nonfunctional power supply has a transformer failure, it would cause that power supply to not be rebuildable. Other than this issue All Power Supplies can be rebuilt and upgraded to fully functional.
7MC to 9MC
The 7MC, 3MC, 2MC and the MCN Consoles were designed with non calibratable flow tubes that were very inaccurate. Metco’s 9MC is a very well designed flow system. We decided that since your 7MC systems are long lasting and reliable, we would help you make it Calibratable and duplicate the 9MC by using the 9MC Flow meters; fully adjustable.
This is a plug in and go unit. When installing this module you have to loosen the flow pan screws and drop it as low as possible then tighten and insert this assembly; connect the tubes and supply hoses. Give it a leak test and begin to spray using 9MC parameters.
With this 9MC Upgrade Module unit you will have upgraded your entire thermal spray to the quality of the 9MC without the down time, without the expense of a new system, without the permits, without a learning curve . . . match up the scfh to those published by Metco. If you have special designed coatings we can calibrate verify the scfh flows where your 7MC is currently flowing at, then that scfh value is simply dialed in on the 9MC Upgrade and the coating result should show the same.
Metco 7MC to 9MC Flow Upgrade
When your people install this 9MC upgrade flow panel into your 7MC you now can use Oerlikon Metco’s 9MC parameters with Oerlikon Metco style guns. Your operators can now maintain the pressures with regulators supplied on the front of this flow panel; they will adjust pressure as well as scfh flow to the scale [adjustable] alongside the tube for flow indication. We can calibrate your 7MC upgraded system to within 2%.
As the operator adjusts the gas flows he can also adjust pressures at the same time to maintain very accurate and repeatable flows within the flow and pressure design of the tube. This is one step above the Metco 9MC, because we have put the regulators right in front of the operator, for adjustment of pressure as he adjusts the parameter flows. There is no reason to not be perfect on pressure and flow settings, we have made this possible on the 7MC console!