Here at Reddish Electroplating Ltd we coat items using micro crack industrial hard chrome. It is the ideal coating for a surface that has a very low coefficient of friction. Ideal for a surface where something is sliding / extruding over or where a seal is in constant contact which may cause premature wear.
It is very hard wearing with hardness values between 1100 and 1250 HV giving you a very durable and tough surface preventing wear from some abrasive compounds, high-pressure seals and aggressive textiles. Being micro crack with readings >400/cm our chrome plate offers an element of corrosion protection in many environments by preventing the ingress of some corrosive elements. Chrome is also a non-stick coating so will aid in the prevention of clogging in extrusion and mixing machinery preventing a loss in production.
Deposits of 0.01mm to 1mm (where suitability allows) can be applied depending on the requirements and its application of use. The lesser deposits are commonly used for blown film dies, sheet dies, extrusion components etc. The heavier deposits are commonly used in very aggressive environments, items prone to major wear and building up worn items to bring them back to the original size.
Chrome plating is a very versatile coating process as it can be applied in very thin or thick deposits, machine ground to very tight tolerances, polished to a mirror or satin finish or applied matt. It can also be removed and re-applied over and over again.
Chrome plating capacity
Hydraulic piston rods & cylinders
Bearing and seal diameters
Feed screws and barrels
Mixing rotors & chambers
Sheet dies & blown film dies
Examples of the type of work undertaken are as follows:
2 x 4000-amp state of the art modular rectifiers
1 x 10000-amp state of the art modular rectifier
1 x 3000-amp air cooled rectifier
Up to 7.9 metres in length
Up to 1500mm diameter