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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

Manual Gun 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 $500.00 for early registration (regular cost is $600.00).

Hurry ... classes fill up fast!

Class Dates

February 24-25, 2022 (Early Registration Pricing Ends Feb 11)
June 9-10, 2022 (Early Registration Pricing Ends May 27)
September 29-30, 2022 (Early Registration Pricing Ends Sep 16)


Application & Maintenance Class For Manual Gun Users


Operators and persons responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Gema electrostatic powder coating manual systems will benefit from this course. Companies that want their employees to learn proper and efficient manual 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. This 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 Application Equipment
  • Powder Spray Guns
  • Gun Control Units
  • Powder Pumps
  • Nozzles and Accessories
12:00 pm Lunch (provided for all)
12:45 pm Application Equipment (Cont.)
1:30 pm Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Cleaning Procedures
4:00 pm Review, Question and Answer
4:30 pm Wrap-up and Adjournment
Day 2
8:30 am Review, Question and Answer
9:00 am Application Discussion
10:30 am Hands-On Manual Gun Application in Lab*
12:00 pm Review and Adjournment
* Items 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

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.