Buss Work

Since 1986 Pre Main Services Ltd. has been providing the plating industry with newly installed copper bussing, repairs and replacements to already existing buss. Today copper is the primary metal used in bussing. We use copper to fabricate V-blocks, anode and cathode rails on and around the plating tanks. We supply all necessary material, fabrication, engineering and installation for all your bussing needs, including turnkey projects.


What Is Copper Bussing And Why Do We Need It?

Copper Bussing is a means of transferring much needed electric power. In the plating industry, copper buss bar is used to connect rectifiers to the plating tanks. Without a means to transfer your electric power your much-needed equipment simply will not work.

Advantages of Copper Buss Bar





What Is
Good Quality Copper Bussing?

Good quality copper bussing will maximize the transfer of power from the power source to your equipment. In the plating industry, this means from the outside power to the rectifier and from the rectifier to the plating line.

What Is Poor Quality Copper Bussing?

Poor Quality copper bussing is where there is a great wastage of power between the source and the load (Power wastage is very expensive). You might ask where does this wasted power go? Wasted power usually disappears in the form of heat or shorts.

Power Can Be Lost Primarily In Two Ways

1. Insufficient Bussing: This is where the total cross sectional area of copper is insufficient for the required power. Two reasons for this are that there was not enough copper bar used in the original installation or there is a break in the bussing somewhere between the rectifier and the tank.

2. Shorts: (An unintentional path that diverts the power away from the intended load). In other words, some of the power intended for your plating tank is being diverted some where else.

Lubricant should be used to ensure sufficient electrical contact is maintained.
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