Aluminium or composed front panel and control panel
Production/manufacture of front panel, tableau, control panel made on customer specification with a wear-resistant finish. Polychromal makes these panels for a wide variety of applications from various materials. We deliver a control panel for a machine or instrument fully customised to your specifications.
Commission a front panel, front plate or control panel
Front panels and control panels are always produced according to your specifications, with single pieces, small and medium-sized print runs, but prototypes are also possible.
Front panels and control panels can also be manufactured as a composite aluminium and stainless steel panel, whereby the panels can have a multi-layer construction. Additional mounting facilities, recessed elements, screen positions or EMC shields can also be installed in or on the panels.
Carrier plates made of aluminium
Production of aluminium support plates for thin aluminium front panels, front films and touch screens with the right cut- outs, compression bolts and spacers. After milling, the carrier plates are usually anodised and finished in a clear finish, black or in a different colour.
Anodising and (printing) of supplied panels
We also offer a solution for existing mechanically processed panels or front plates. Polychromal can also finish existing, pre-treated, front and control panels by means anodising, colouring, chromating and sealing. In doing so the objects, with screen or digital printing, can be provided with durable images in the anodising skin.
The Polychromal aluminium and stainless steal products have a wide variety of applications including lecterns, control cabinets or control panels. Among others these can be used as dashboard panels on a ship or boat, as a front panel for electronics, as a fire alarm panel or for mounting in a rack etc.
And type plates
Polychromal can also be of service to you with the production of type plates for your machines and instruments.
Process sequence in which aluminium is converted to aluminium oxide at the surface. This has a very nice decorative look, is strong, scratch resistant, solvent and weather resistant. If desired, the surrounding panels can also be anodised.
Digital printing in aluminium
With this technique, it is possible to print directly in anodised aluminium plates with the ink being absorbed into the plate. The result is a plate with sublime scratch resistance. A technique that is very suitable for print runs with an alternate image.
Screen printing of texts and graphic images in anodised aluminium and on other carriers.
Chromating is used as a substrate layer for the purpose of the spraying of panels and/or to protect them against oxidation or to make front panels conductive. This treatment technique is performed in-house.
Intensification in stainless steel panels by means of chemical etching. The etched (intensified) parts can be inlaid with a colour lacquer.
A CNC-controlled milling machine to provide extremely accurate panels from cut-outs. Highly suited to small and medium series.
Angle bending and angle folding
A 2D plate can be transformed into a 3D shape with angle bending and folding. Panels can hereby be provided with mounting tabs or the entire front panel or control panel can be executed in housing form.
With our modern CNC-controlled milling and engraving machines, images can be engraved in the aluminium. This creates a relief that can be inlaid with a colour lacquer. With laser-guided engraving machines, images can also be marked.
Plates that are etched or engraved can be inlaid or filled with a colour lacquer. Polychromal INTF has various techniques at its disposal in order to do so.
With a CO2 laser you can mark anodised aluminium plates of all kinds of colours. The lasered image shows white. Many types of plastic can also be cut with this.
Assembling composite panels. The aluminium carrier can be provided with a spacer on top of which is a polyester or polycarbonate film or a thin aluminium plate. The application of print card holders and studs is also possible.