Enthone Introduces ANKOR® Hydraulics Hard Chrome Process
WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, January 22, 2014– ANKOR® Hydraulics hard chrome process has been introduced by Enthone. Specially engineered for the hydraulics/fluid power market, the process delivers exceptional corrosion resistance, while offering a more sustainable alternative versus other high efficiency, etch-free hard chrome processes currently available today. ANKOR Hydraulics eliminates failures related to microporosity and nodules to ensure the highest level of performance at a lower cost of ownership.
Specifically, ANKOR Hydraulics imparts enhanced micro crack, pore-free chrome deposits on steel. Compared to competitive, high efficiency hard chrome processes, ANKOR Hydraulics is proven to increase productivity by up to 25%, due to its exceptional metal distribution. More thickness is achieved on the weakest spot of the hydraulic bar in less time, while reducing electricity and chemistry consumption. In addition to steel, ANKOR Hydraulics offers rapid deposition of hard chromium on stainless steel, induction hardened steel, chrome-on-chrome and nickel underlayers.
ANKOR Hydraulics includes a foamless, PFOS-free mist suppressant as an integral part of the hard chrome technology. The suppressant component eliminates air borne emission, and contributes towards the smoothness, brightness, hardness and robustness of the process, while enabling easy chrome-on-chrome adhesion and resistance to current interruptions.
Mr. Helmut Horsthemke, Global Product Manager - Enthone Wear Resistant Coatings, said, “ANKOR Hydraulics is a significant advancement for sustainable hard chrome technology: The process minimizes drag-out, slows metal impurity build-up, reduces cooling demand, as well as delivers best-in-class current efficiency, low plating voltage, over-plate reduction, reduced equipment and anode maintenance. All these attributes minimize emissions, waste and CO2 footprint.”
ANKOR Hydraulics is designed for horizontal hoist and continuous lines, as well as manual vertical operation. Specially engineered for plating hydraulics cylinders, as well as chrome plated bars and tubes, further information on ANKOR Hydraulics is available by contacting email@example.com.
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Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com