CAPS FOR MASKING
Those who work in the varnishing industry are often faced with the need to protect holes, cylinder threads and/or other parts from varnish. What can be done to mitigate the risk of having to repeat an entire precision machining just because the parts have been damaged during the varnishing process? Some companies rely on screws or plain paper, however, this takes time and sometimes leads to poor results. Panozzo srl offers a faster and much more effective solution: plastic caps.
When the activity takes place at room temperature, with temperatures below 80°, as in the case of sandblasting or micro shot peening, polyethylene caps are ideal. To this category belong parallel protection plugs and caps for pipes, flanges and valves signed Panozzo srl. Both are push-in plugs, easy to apply and generally disposable; they are also the cheapest. The first ones, which are to be inserted, are of “male” type, while the second ones, characterized by the cap shape, are defined “female”. Parallel protection plugs can also be used as caps, using the flange for extraction.
For those who are involved in hot coating and therefore work at medium temperatures, up to 170° intermittently, the most suitable caps are those in EPDM. In this case, the range of products offered by Panozzo srl is wider. The first possible solution is constituted by medium temperature tapered plugs: they are again male push-in plugs, easy to apply thanks to their conical shape, and also reusable thanks to the resistance of the material. The price can be considered a fair compromise between polyethylene and silicone. The same characteristics can be found in medium temperatures high caps, with the only difference of being female caps. Also included in this category are medium temperature pull plugs and medium temperature flangeless plugs, both types of male caps that allow easy extraction with pliers or other tools.
Finally, when hot or powder coating happens under very high temperatures, starting from 180°, Panozzo srl offers silicone plugs, which, although more expensive, guarantee the maximum performance. The most versatile are silicone tapered plugs for high temperatures: male push-in plugs, easy to apply, they have a conical shape that allows their use and reuse on more diameters. Their equivalent in the form of female caps are the silicone caps for high temperatures. If you need instead male caps that can be easily extracted with pliers or other tools, on Panozzo srl catalog you can find high temperature pull plugs and high temperature flangeless plugs.
It is important to remember that Panozzo plastic caps represent a long-lasting solution; as a matter of fact, if the products do not have to undergo any further processing after sandblasting and/or varnishing, plastic caps can remain applied to the manufactured goods, providing an excellent protection from dirt, dust or shocks during storage and transport. Moreover, Panozzo plastic caps are extremely versatile, as they can be used in any environment where medium and high temperature processing is carried out. The Panozzo srl catalog allows therefore to cover a very wide range of needs, always meeting high quality standards. All you have to do is ask for a free sample!