BETE can perform every procedure in-house, from casting to machining to assembly.
BETE uses three basic manufacturing processes: injection molding, machining from bar stock and investment casting. Injection molding is used for large quantities of nozzles made from plastics such as PVC, ABS and PVDF. Bar stock machining is often used for metal alloy and plastic nozzles which have relatively small quantities. Investment casting offers a precise and economical way to produce complex shapes in alloys that are difficult or expensive to machine.
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In addition, BETE offers many specialized processes. The welding department, which is fully qualified to ASME Section VIII, has made a specialty of joining dissimilar metals. This makes it possible to design nozzles combining alloys having superior anti-abrasion or corrosion properties with those having excellent machinability or weldability. Other specialized processes include plasma spray coating, plating, heat treating, grinding, ceramic fabrication and filament winding of FRP.
BETE’s advanced CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) environment links CAD workstations, a CAM part programming system and CNC machine tools. The computerized scheduling system sequences every step in the production process, constantly adjusting the loads at each workstation to maximize throughput. This makes it possible to manufacture any one of thousands of products within a short time, while providing reliable delivery forecasts.
BETE spray nozzles are manufactured in many different materials – from common to special materials. Our material list includes, but is not limited to: brass, bronze, cast iron, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, silicon carbide, nickel alloy, super alloys, titanium, tantalum, nickel, PTFE (Teflon®), PVDF (Kynar®), PVC and Polypropylene. Don’t see a material listed? Please call and ask. We use many special materials by customer request.