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Rack Zinc


Rack plating provides the ability to plate heavy and/or bulky items on a hanging rack line. The rack line consists of a metal frame in which the item to be plated is suspended via racks and/or copper wire conductors. The part(s) to be plated is then dipped into the electroplating bath for a specified period of time, while gently being agitated either mechanically or by hand.

Rack plating is generally used for extremely critical and/or fragile parts that cannot be tumbled together as with barrel plating. Rack plating allows many items to be plated at the same time, yet the parts are isolated and never come into physical contact with each other throughout the plating process. This process prevents nicks, scratches or any other possible blemish to the finished product. Think of rack line plating as a "hand made" type of feature that gives more attention and control to the plated product.

Rack plating costs more than barrel plating. It takes more man-hours to physically prepare and handle each individual part in preparation for plating. However, the finish is generally more attractive.