About Laser Cladding in the Hydraulics Industry
Hydraulic piston rods are utilized in a wide variety of industrial areas such as civil, industrial, mining and offshore. A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical moving mechanism that gives a force through a stroke. Smooth and hard surfaces are required on the outer diameter of the piston rod for proper sealing. Typically piston rods are hard chrome-plated, but in the production of hard chromium plating hexavalent chromium oxide is produced. Hex chrome is a well-known carcinogen. Laser Cladding offers several alternative super-alloys or carbide-based coatings as a replacement for hard chrome plating. Laser Cladding surfaces resist aggressive environmental conditions such as wear and corrosion. Many laser clad coatings outperform the hard chrome plated coating, and this is becoming the industry standard globally.
LCT offers the D-series direct diode laser cladding system that has proven itself globally in this field.
Typical Laser Clad Hydraulic Piston-rods in the industry:
- Dams and Sluice doors
- Mining equipment