Automation + Linear Motion
USING ELECTROLIZING® CHROMIUM COATINGS FOR ROBOTS, AUTOMATION, & LINEAR MOTION APPLICATIONS
Adding an Electrolizing® thin dense chrome coating to automation, linear motion, or robotics line components can make a huge impact on your site’s reliability, production times as well as reduce maintenance costs.
- Lowers friction to provide smooth movement over articulating and rolling surfaces
- Increased lubricity
- Anti-galling, spalling, and fretting
- High hardness and wear resistance for extended product life
- Absolute adhesion – will not chip, flake, or peel
- Improved corrosion resistance – similar to 440C Stainless Steel
- Uniform coating throughout critical geometries
- Thin, precise deposits do not affect geometry, weight, or balance
- Attractive satin chrome appearance for reduced glare
- Consistent and even appearance with no voids or rack marks – can run dry for clean room applications
- Micro-cracked surface will retain lubricants in wet applications
- Weld spatter resistant
- Chemical & detergent resistant
- 50% better in wear and corrosion over hard chrome
ADVANTAGES OF THE ELECTROLIZING® COATING FOR ROBOTS, AUTOMATION, & LINEAR MOTION
Common applications for Electrolizing® coatings in the robotics, automation and linear motion industry include linear guides (rails) and blocks, ball screws, ball nuts, and rack and pinion gears.
Let’s take a look in more detail at the advantages of adding an Electrolizing® coating to an automation or linear motion line.
LOWERS THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION
Electrolizing® lowers the coefficient of friction of bearing steels for smoother movement over rolling surfaces. Additionally, it imparts a much higher surface hardness which improves wear resistance.
PRECISE, THIN DEPOSITS MAINTAIN MACHINING TOLERANCES
The coating’s corrosion-resistance property on bearing steels is equivalent to 440C stainless steel. This means a guide or screw with an Electrolizing® coating is a significantly more cost-effective option than fabricating the same component from stainless steel.
Electrolizing® is also proven for dry lubricant applications. At a precise .000050”-.0001″ deposit, Electrolizing® maintains machining tolerances and ensures smooth reassembly of the rolling element to the linear guide or ball screw.
CONTACT ELECTROLIZING TODAY
As you can see there are many advantages and reasons to invest in Electrolizing’s thin dense chrome coating for your automation or linear motion process. Contact us today to learn more.