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1. (WO1999010562) MAINTENANCE METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS ELECTROPLATING PLANTS

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/010562    International Application No.:    PCT/DE1998/002500
Publication Date: Mar 4, 1999 International Filing Date: Aug 19, 1998
IPC: C25D 21/00
Applicants: ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
KOPP, Lorenz
MAURER, Manfred
Inventors: KOPP, Lorenz
MAURER, Manfred
Title: MAINTENANCE METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS ELECTROPLATING PLANTS
Abstract:
Maintenance of a continuous electroplating plant with a horizontal conveyor track for goods to be treated requires frequent cleaning of the anode baskets which contain soluble anode material consisting of metal which is to be deposited. The inventive method for carrying out maintenance on continuous electroplating plants, wherein the anode material is placed in anode baskets on both sides of the conveyor track and the anode baskets above the conveyor track are connected to at least one electroplating power source and the anode baskets arranged below the conveyor track are electrically connected to at least one other electroplating power source, enables said plant to function in a reliable manner by alternating at least one anode basket located below the conveyor track with at least one anode basket located above the conveyor track during maintenance.