Additional branches of the US Mint — those located in Denver, San Francisco and West Point — have now come to Wet Technologies for the design of similarly automated systems for application in various gold, silver and bronze commemorative coin and medallion minting. Today, the Wet Technologies automated system is now a featured stop on the plant’s public tour.
Additional Benefits for the Coin Minting Industry Include:
- Minimal reduction of substance maintains material’s value.
- Ability to etch, rinse and dry surfaces in a non-chemical, water-based, closed-loop system in one integrated, multiple-step work cell improves workflow.
- Dust-free, wet-slurry process allows for location of work cell in close proximity to sensitive production areas and keeps items on premise.
- Elimination of dust collectors and static electricity reduces related health hazards, safety issues and maintenance headaches.
Who In the Coin Minting Industry Relies on Solutions from Wet Technologies?
The US Mint in Philadelphia —
Design and development of a fully automated, six-axis robot system for loading, descaling, rotating, rinsing and unloading 3-inch silver commemorative coins, eliminating the need for hazardous caustic acid washes and dust-producing dry blasting.
Tiffany & Co. —
Utilizing a manual WetTech system, this company removes investment material while minimizing steps to get closer to the final finish. As a bonus, they eliminated the dust collectors and the need to send them out to reclaim precious metals previously lost to dry blasting.