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Hotel Information

Courtyard by Marriott

6315 Crawfordsville Rd.
Speedway, IN 46224
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# G93
($144/night - not available on blackout dates)
Click here to book a room online

Hampton Inn and Suites Speedway

2608 Founders Square Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46224
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# 0003343246
($154/night - not available on blackout dates)
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Home2 Suites by Hilton

6017 Perry Worth Road
Whitestown, IN 46075
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# 3343246
($115/night - not available on blackout dates)
Click here to book a room online (enter dates, search, click special rates and enter corporate account#)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

6064 S Main Street
Whitestown, IN 46075
*Ask for Gema Rate or Corporate ID# 954292371
Click here to book a room online (enter dates, search, click change search and enter corporate ID#)

Manual Gun Training

Schedules and Information

Our popular end user 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 $650.00).

Hurry ... classes fill up fast!

Class Dates

January 18-19, 2024 (Early Registration Pricing Ends Jan 4) (Closed for registration)
June 13-14, 2024 (Early Registration Pricing Ends May 30)
September 19-20, 2024 (Early Registration Pricing Ends Sep 5)


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.