Process Plants

Jacquet Weston have been manufacturing Metal Finishing Process Plants for over 40 years supplying all sectors of the industry from the traditional subcontract market of Acid and Alkali Zinc to automotive E Coat paint systems and specialist aluminium treatment for the aerospace industries with Tartaric, Sulphuric, Chromic, Boric and Hard Anodising processes.

We have the unique ability to pre-build and dry run even the largest of plants in our purpose built 20,000sqft factory, prior to their installation on site.

We can also offer pre-used plant or a combination of new and pre-used to suit all requirements and budgets.

We have manufactured many different types of plant, from large Acid Zinc Barrel lines capable of producing 4 tonnes of work an hour with automatic loading and unloading systems to small cantilever plants for smaller and lighter components, normally for Anodising, Electroless Nickel or Copper Nickel Chrome finishes. We have manufactured plants with 40’ long tanks to Anodise yacht masts and large cross transfer plants with 120,000 litres of Alkali Zinc plating solution.

Jacquet Weston constantly embrace new technology, allowing us to be at the forefront of the metal finishing industry. Our Engineer’s use the very latest versions of and Autodesk Autocad Plant 3D for Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P & I) & Inventor® 3D CAD software for mechanical design including FEA software to calculate stresses on transporters, tanks and process lifting equipment.

There are varying degrees of automation available on our process plants, from very simple manual process lines, semi-automatic controls through to fully automated PLC based systems with human machine interfaces, and on to complex SCADA systems for full traceability. These systems not only control the process plant but also gather information from it, the systems are PC fronted with plant mimics and have bar-coded inputs that can work in conjunction with load cells in the load/unload stages to establish key process plant parameters such as amp/dm², temperatures, times etc. The ancillary equipment such as rectifiers, heaters etc. are then controlled via the PLC to ensure compliance with the required criteria.

This system is vital for anyone operating in the automotive and aerospace industries, and particularly helpful in when complying with NADCAP requirements.

All of our plants are built to comply with IPPC “Best Practice” regulations ensuring the most efficient usage of utilities such as water, power etc and come complete with all relevant documentation.