Vertical vs. Horizontal Finishing Systems

Vertical Powder Oven

When investing in finishing systems for aluminum extrusions, it is important to choose the system that will do the most for your business. Belco Industries is a leading manufacturer of vertical aluminum extrusion finishing systems, offering complete design engineering and installation services. Here’s what our vertical finishing systems can do for you.

The Vertical Advantage

With more vertical extrusion systems installed in the USA than any other manufacturer, Belco has been on the cutting edge of technological development in this industry for decades. We continue to offer state-of-the-art powder and liquid systems to customers worldwide since our first system was installed in 1973.

Our experience means that we have firsthand knowledge of which system will suit your business, and we’re happy to help you make the right decision. Although there are pros and cons to each, there are a few reasons you might want to opt for a vertical finishing system instead of horizontal. Here are just a few of the benefits that vertical systems have to offer:

1. Process Longer Parts

Vertical finishing systems are built to process longer parts faster and more efficiently than a horizontal finishing line. Belco has built the tallest production line in existence, with line speeds in excess of 25 FPM and lengths up to 30 feet, allowing more flexibility for your production process. Belco builds the highest production-capable vertical powder systems available and has supplied vertical systems to clients all over the world.

2. Increase Efficiency

For longer profiles, the vertical finishing process is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than horizontal finishing. The production efficiencies that come from using a vertical system allow for fewer shifts and manpower to handle longer part profiles, which means that employees can be assigned different tasks to increase production and add value in other ways.

In addition, it’s easier to reclaim unused materials when using a vertical finishing system. This means you can save on powder costs and waste less material, which is better for the environment as well as your budget.

3. Customize!

A vertical finishing system includes all the traditional components that you would expect: conveyor, pretreatment, dry-off, infrared, paint booths, and powder-bake ovens. However, if you have production variations, space constraints, budget considerations, or a new build, we can help.

Unlike others in the aluminum extrusion industry, Belco offers total flexibility, providing complete turnkey systems or when needed, retrofitting equipment, and custom-designing solutions to fit customer needs.

At Belco, our vertical finishing systems are 100% customizable and made right here in the USA, which makes for easy communication and faster shipping. From innovative design, in-house engineering, manufacturing, and installations, our team anticipates your needs and delivers results on time and on budget.

Want to Learn More About Our Finishing Systems?

Do you need a custom finishing system for your business? As your Belding, MI finishing systems provider, Belco Industries is here to meet all your finishing and aluminum extrusion requirements. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at (616) 794-0410 to find out how we can service your system needs.

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