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Anodize USA introduces the most accurate and practical way of anodizing using ASF anodizing.

A close up look at the PAS II~III system in production

In the anodizing industry using amps per square foot anodizing has always been considered the fastest and most accurate way of anodizing parts for a quality minded customer. The only drawback was figuring out the square footage of the parts and the load size.

Measuring parts and them calculating the total square footage was a daunting and time consuming task for the most conscientious operator and shop. That is why Anodize USA introduced the PAS II~III technologies to the quality minded anodizer.

Now Anodize USA has taken that technology two steps further. The new remote digital version of PAS II~III will send an even more accurate (ASF) signal to your power supply. That can be over 50 feet away and through walls to the location of the control of the dc power supply. The PAS II~III remote read is simple, easy and requires no wires, just accurate ASF readings at you command.

To optimize this available information so you can truly control the run, Anodize USA can input this information into the new PAS II~III PLC. It´s simple! At the start of the run set the desired ASF ramp time.

The PASS II-III includes, if needed, a 5 step ramp with total run time based on the 720 rule. Now that's ASF anodizing right at your fingertips.

Email Drew Nosti for more information.

Product Details

The PASS II~III System consists of a hanging rack and meter with a 1 square foot, removable (choice of alloy) aluminum load panel that allows you to dial in exactly to the desired A/SF that you want.

Instructions For Use

  1. Make sure battery is fully charged. Initial charge may take 24 hrs. Charging should be done every night after use.
  2. Attach new or cleaned CDMP panel. Tighten knob no more than hand tight!
  3. Test to see if there is conductivity between the panel and the hook
  4. Place in tank on the same circuit as the work load with the DC power supply off.
  5. Set volts to maximum based on the rectifier in use.
  6. Slowly raise the amps until the reading on the PAS II~III reads the desired ASF, 1-2 ASF will not cause any noticeable difference in oxide thickness. There may be some fluctuation in the readings, this is normal. Once the slow ramp is over the total AMP draw should be held by the power supply for the cycle regardless of what is showing on the ITU
  7. Set time based on the 720 rule for 6000/5000 alloy. For 2000 and 7000 series alloy deduct 5-6 % from the required time. This is a general guide and is not to be considered exact since every operation is different.
  8. Most anodizing runs do not require more than 35 ASF. The PAS II~III unit can handle up to 50 ASF for short periods of time, it is not designed to run at the higher current densities so remain below the maximum for normal runs
  9. When the run is complete shut the power supply off. Then remove the ITU. Once removed from the tank remove the CDMP and replace with an unused or cleaned CDMP. Strip the old CDMP before using again.
  10. Never handle any part of the PAS II~III unit while the rectifier/current is still on.

A close up look at the PAS II~III system in production

Additional Information

Now available with wireless remote digital read-out receiver and rechargeable battery powered tank probe and transmitter.

Contact Drew to learn more.

Victor was the first high quality Anodizer to use the PAS II~III System on weapons systems

Victor (above) was the first high quality Anodizer to use the PAS II~III System on weapons systems.

The PAS II~III system allowed the use of ASF (amps per sq ft) anodizing without ANY calculation of square footage at all!!!! Run time reduced from 50 minutes using voltage anodize to 30 minutes using ASF with better dye absorption and 50% less dye time. This was done in REAL production on REAL parts at a REAL (typical) anodizing job shop with skeptical operators. It took less than 10 minutes of operator instruction and ZERO installation time and off it went. After the results the operators and management were amazed at how simple and efficient the PAS II~III system works and refused to let it leave the production area. It sold on the spot!!!!