Sargam Industries.

Barrel Electroplating Service in India

At Sargam Industries, we offer extensive and cost-effective plating services, including barrel electroplating. This method is ideal for plating a high volume of smaller parts at once. Our barrel plating services come with automated and PLC controlled plants and processes that are perfect for clients with complex plating specifications and the need to meet stringent testing guidelines and industry standards for industrial metal plating.

Barrel Electroplating Process

We primarily offer a selective plating processes for precious metals that can be performed in barrels, such as silver, copper and Electroless nickel plating.

The barrel electroplating process we employ involves placing the items in a barrel-shaped cage made of nonconductive material. The cage is then submerged in a tank containing the appropriate chemical solution, while a slow tumbling action initiates the plating process. The individual pieces establish a bipolar contact with one another, resulting in greater plating efficiency. However, it’s essential to note that because of the heavy amount of surface contact the pieces have with each other, barrel electroplating is generally not recommended when super finishing of components are required.

Barrel Electroplating equipment 

Sargam Industries offers high, medium, and barrel electroplating for plating that result in improved deposit distribution used to apply corrosion resistance and high-tech conductive and solderable/bondable functionality.

Two common types of plating barrels are horizontal and oblique. Horizontal barrels are the most frequently used, largely because they are capable of handling larger volumes and greater varieties of workloads.

Portable and miniature horizontal barrels are also available. Oblique barrels feature a more open design and a reduced tumbling action that is better suited for smaller workloads.

Barrel Electroplating benefits

Barrel electroplating offers many benefits, including large volume plating resulting in significant time and cost savings.

  1. High volume processing: Barrel electroplating allows for a large volume of smaller parts to be plated simultaneously, resulting in significant time and cost savings.
  2. Greater efficiency: The entire plating process, including cleaning, rinsing, pickling, and sealing, can be performed in one vessel, leading to less handling and greater overall efficiency.
  3. Uniform finish: The tumbling action resulting from the barrel rotation, combined with the bipolar contact between the parts, usually results in a more uniform finish compared to other plating processes such as rack plating.
  4. Wide range of parts: A wide variety of parts can be processed using the same barrel plating equipment. As long as a part can fit into the barrel, it is likely capable of being barrel plated.
  5. Cost-effective: Barrel plating systems generally require a lower equipment investment than other plating systems, which can result in a reduced cost for plating services. Most barrel plating processes can be executed with standard equipment without the need for special fixtures, part carriers, or agitation equipment.

Barrel electroplating systems generally require a lower equipment investment than other plating systems, which can be passed on to the customer in the form of a reduced cost for plating services.

Barrel Electroplating Line

At Sargam Industries, we custom design and build the barrel plating equipment to save our customers money and guarantee predictable results. As a result, we can service small prototype volumes with plating barrels the size of a football to the largest of production jobs with barrels running in lengths of couple of feet.

Sargam also offers warehousing for select clients. This includes inward QC from a third party suppliers, precious metal plating at Sargam and dispatch to another supplier or direct to line at the customer end. This enables the clients to save on time, reduce hassles and complexity in manufacturing, reduce in-process WIP

If you require barrel electroplating for your application, contact us to get set up with our superior plating consulting services. With our extensive experience in metal finishing, we can meet all of your electroplating needs. Request a free quote today!