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Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn

6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
*Ask for Graco Rate or Corporate ID# 4083595
($109/night - not available on blackout dates)(Includes cooked to order breakfast)
Click here to book a room online

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

6240 Intech Commons Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# 787016240
($95/night - not available on blackout dates)
Click here to book a room online (must enter corporate ID#)

Courtyard by Marriott

6315 Crawfordsville Rd.
Speedway, IN 46224
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# G93
($129/night - not available on blackout dates)
Click here to book a room online

Automatic Systems Training

Schedules and Information

Our popular classes are designed for operators and people responsible for the upkeep, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Gema powder coating systems. Operators will also learn proper and efficient application techniques with the latest equipment. Training includes hands-on instruction with the OptiFlex Automatic and/or OptiFlex Manual Series, depending on the class.

Cost is $450.00 for early registration (regular cost is $550.00).

Hurry ... classes fill up fast!

Class Dates

February 2-3, 2021 (Registration Closed)
June 8-9, 2021 (Registration Closed)
September 28-29, 2021 (Registration Closed)


Application & Maintenance Class For Automatic System Users


Operators and persons responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Gema electrostatic powder coating systems will benefit from this course. Companies that want their employees to learn proper and efficient application techniques, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance skills, should attend.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Attendees will learn how the equipment is designed to work, then how to use and maintain it. The class consists of a lecture and hands-on applications work in our lab.

How to Register

To register for this class online click here. You can also download the registration form and return the completed form with your payment to Gema. For questions please contact James Jones at or 1-800-628-0648.

Click here to review our Refund Policy.

Class Schedule

Day 1
8:30 am Introduction
8:45 am Electrostatic Powder Coating Overview, Grounding and Safety
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Booth and Recovery System Design
10:45 am Application Equipment

  • Powder Spray Guns
  • Gun Control Units
  • Powder Pumps
  • Nozzles and Accessories
11:30 am Lunch (provided for all)
12:30 pm Application Equipment (Cont.)
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Cleaning Procedures
3:15 pm Reclaim Systems, Fresh Feed Systems and Gun Movers
4:00 pm Manual Gun Application Techniques (presentation)
4:30 pm Wrap-up and Adjournment
Day 2
8:30 am

Automatic Gun Set-up and Application Technique in Laboratory*

* Parts coated will consist of parts provided by Gema. Alternatively, attendees may bring a part to coat with a manual gun. Our lab technicians will help identify optimal coating techniques. If you plan to bring a part, it must meet these requirements:

  • No larger than 3'X3'X3'
  • Under 100 lbs.
  • Gema will supply powder or bring your own if desired
11:30 am Lunch (provided for all)
12:15 pm Hands-on in Laboratory*

**Split into groups and compete in an application contest where participants will use training instruction to set-up automatic spray guns and coat parts. The group with the most consistent target mil thickness while providing 100% coverage will prevail. There will be a special gift to all on the winning team.
4:30 pm Wrap-up and Adjournment
Note: Hands-on application work performed in the Gema laboratory will utilize OptiFlex® series guns and control units. Other Gema models, such as OptiSystem®, EasySystem® and PG series equipment, will be covered in lecture, but will not be available in our laboratory.