Hard Chrome Plating and HVOF Coatings
When quality counts to further add value to your asset, Billet Engineering offer cost effective solutions.
Hydraulic cylinders have a well-deserved reputation for ruggedness and durability, however if the surface of a cylinder rod is damaged or compromised it will quickly fail no matter how well it is designed or manufactured.
Billet Engineering offer industrial hard chrome plating to heavy earth moving, underground and surface mining equipment, more specifically it is applied to hydraulic cylinders. Our clients understand that hard chrome plating is very beneficial for such equipment sectors because it will significantly extend the life of a hydraulic cylinder.
Billet Engineering hard chrome plating services increase surface durability by adding wear corrosion and heat resistance. The coatings can also be used to completely restore a surface, reduce friction, and increase lubricity and oil retention. We offer hard chrome plating on existing rods as a more cost effective solution that offers longer service life.
Hard Chrome Plating
Friction and wear of rod seals, have a crucial influence on the efficiency and service life of a hydraulic cylinder. The surface roughness of hard-chrome plated piston rod progressively changes during the component’s life cycle pending on the environmental conditions it is being operated in. The surface typically becomes smoother over time, which prevents the surface from maintaining a thin film of lubricating oil.
High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF)
High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating is a thermal spray coating process used to improve or restore a component’s surface properties or dimensions, thus extending equipment life by significantly increasing erosion and wear resistance, and corrosion protection.
Benefits of Hard Chrome Plating
- Extended Service Life
- Excellent corrosion properties
- Longer Wear
- Superior environmental control
- Cost effective
Benefits of HVOF
- High density, low porosity
- Improved corrosion barrier
- Higher hardness ratings
- Improved wear resistance
- High bond strength
- Thick coatings
- As smooth as sprayed surfaces