Anodize Racking Methods

Anodize racking methods have two primary functions., to carry the work load through the anodizing process from stage to stage and to provide a secure electrical connection leading to the power supply during the anodizing step.

Linetec offers multiple options to rack customer material.

Weld rack method

Weld Rack

Pros:

  • Excellent Contact
  • Minimal material loss
  • Color consistency


  • Cons:

  • Non-uniform racking marks
  • Sharp edges
  • Limited to use for extrusions


  • Best Used For:

  • Consistent length extrusion
  • Colored anodize
  • All extrusions including small perimeter - flimsy dies


  • Stack rack - anodize racking method

    Stack Rack

    Pros:

  • High weight capacity
  • Minimum rack mark (1 inch)


  • Cons:

  • Limited to extrusions only
  • Color limitations
  • Limited load size for some extrusions



  • Best Used For:

  • Smaller perimeter extrusions
  • High volume - same shape/length extrusion
  • Large circle size - heavy extrusions









  • Clamp rack - anodize racking method

    Clamp Rack

    Pros:

  • Small rack marks on one side
  • Customers can generally specify where material should be racked


  • Cons:

  • Slow / high labor cost
  • Not efficient / physically demanding



  • Best Used For:

  • Fabrications
  • Railings
  • Louvers
  • Brake metal
  • Small parts


  • Bolt rack - anodize racking method

    Bolt Rack

    Pros:

  • Fast / efficient
  • High load capacity
  • Minimum rack mark (1 inch)


  • Cons:

  • Limited to extrusions only
  • Must be same length material



  • Best Used For:

  • Hollow extrusions
  • High volume / same length extrusion
  • Flat, solid extrusions