Engineered Coatings For Fluid Delivery Components

Engineering coatings for fluid delivery components case study

Precision liquid dispensing nozzles may seem straightforward, but they have hidden design challenges. Chief among these challenges is the ability to maintain high flow rates at low pressures. While it may not be visible to the untrained eye, small improvements to the geometry of the nozzle and its surface characteristics can have a big impact on flow rates.

 

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Advanced Coatings Help Pharmaceutical Machinery Meed FDA Standards

FDA Approved coatings for pharmaceutical case study

Elizabeth-Hata, a leading manufacturer of tablet presses, recently found a couple of coatings that not only comply with FDA requirements but also have global availability. For its Eliza-Press rotary tableting machine, the company chose Nedox® and Tufram® coatings from General Magnaplate Corporation.

 

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Spyraflo Triples Life of Crimping Tool with Magnagold Coating

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Understanding the consequences of machinery failure is a given for Spyraflo,a bearings manufacturer based out of Atlanta, GA, that develops custom bearing solutions designed to deliver maintenance-free, high-performance products for all industries.

 

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Dry Lubricant Coating Plays A Hand In Man Reaching For Mars

Nedox nickel plating case study

Following the recent successful landings of the 'Opportunity' and 'Spirit' Rovers on Mars, NASA has become more open about its investigations into a potential manned lunar mission and a manned planetary expedition on MARS itself. In fact, NASA recently set up a new exploration office at its headquarters.

 

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Metal Coating Technologies Provide Critical Edge For Dry Bulk Solids Handling Leader

Coatings for powder bulk solids case study

Over the past forty years, Acrison has established itself as an industry leading authority in dry bulk solids handling, specifically the precision metering of dry solid ingredients by volume or weight and the closely related proportioning, blending, storage and hoppering of these materials. Acrison's expertise is well known throughout the Processing Industries.

 

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Magnaplate Goes Against The Grain To Save Mars Exploration Project

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Magnaplate Develops High Friction Coating For Decent Rate Limiter On Mars Explorers

Linden, NJ, October, 2003 - At the end of August, Mars, the fourth rock from the sun, was less than 35 million miles away from the Earth causing scientists and enthusiastic amateurs to stay up all night for a glimpse of the red planet with their naked eyes. Just two months before, in June and July, NASA launched two Mars Exploration Rovers to examine the planet and travel farther across its surface than any other craft had done before.

 

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Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Hard, Surface Enhancement Applied On International Space Station's Quick Disconnect Couplings Eliminates Wear, Leaks, and Contamination

Nedox nickel plating case study

In the harsh vacuum and low temperatures of outer space, the valves on quick disconnect couplings (QDCs) on the International Space Station (ISS) must operate with total reliability. Even UPS or FEDEX haven¹t found a way to make an overnight delivery of a replacement part to outer space. That's why the QDCs must be extraordinarily smooth, hard, and durable to alleviate the possibility of damage to the sealing surface during transportation or simply when opening or closing valves at temperatures as low as -160°F (-107°C).

 

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"Space-Age" Surface Enhancement Coatings Fight Environmental Attacks On Oil & Gas Equipment

Nedox nickel plating case study

Design engineers, operating engineers, and equipment maintenance specialists in the oil and gas industry are increasingly turning to high-tech surface enhancement coatings that allow oil and gas operating equipment and their component parts to withstand the rigors of the environments to which they are exposed. Unprotected or inadequately protected metal components used in oil and gas exploration, completion and production operations can quickly become pitted, brittle, degraded and worn.

 

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Magnaplate's Steel-Hard Coating On Aluminum Dies Improves Quality And Productivity For Custom Extruder

Tufram hard anodizing case study

A leading custom profile extruder of plastics attains flawless surface finish quality while doubling die life and increasing productivity by the application of unique, steel-hard coatings to its aluminum extrusion dies.

 

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Space Age Coatings Increase Service Life Of Pumps Operating In "Aggressive" Water Environments

Nedox nickel plating case study

The high silt and gravel content of local water wells in parts of Illinois and Wisconsin causes scouring, corrosion and shortened lives for the pumps operating in those wells. However, the application of new, General Magnaplate "Space Age " coatings to key parts has increased the service life of both new and refurbished deep-set pumps installed by Layne-Christensen Company.

 

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New Materials and Design Concepts Used in Black & Decker's New ProFinish Steam Iron

Non-stick coating case study

What can you do to improve a "simple" electrical appliance that was first patented 115 years ago, is in practically every American home, and which most users already feel gives good service and value? That was the problem that faced the product designers at Black & Decker a few years back when management decided to move aggressively to regain its share of the upper tier of the electric iron market.

 

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Surface Enhancements Eliminate ESD Damage During Operation of State-of-the-Art I.C. Handlers

Nedox nickel plating and hard anodizing case study

When San Jose California's Exatron engineered their latest generation of integrated circuit (I.C.) handling equipment, protection from damage due to electro-static discharge (ESD) was a top priority. So they turned to a company known for pioneering high-tech protective coatings for NASA—General Magnaplate Corporation.

 

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A Space Age FDA/USDA Compliant Metal Coating Extends Release Properties Of Multi-Metal Chocolate Extruders From 40 Hours To More Than Two Years

Plasmadize thermal spray coating case study

If the operation of a real-life candy processing facility were as delightful and exciting as that run by the fictional hero Willy Wonka, there would be little need for magazines such as Food Manufacturing or experts in troubleshooting candy processing operations. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), decidedly unglamorous production challenges can arise.

 

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Worcester Controls Corp. Eliminates Galling and Boosts Ball Valve Life 50% With Mirror-Smooth Coating

"Synergistic" Surface Enhancement Also Extends Effective Temperature Range by More than 200°F

For more than four decades, Worcester Controls Corporation has been on the leading edge of ball valve and flow control technology. The Marlborough (Mass.) company has always prided itself on making and selling state-of-the-art products of the highest quality. So Worcester was seriously concerned when it discovered galling of the stainless steel balls used with the powdered metal seats of some of their valve models.

 

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Space-Age Enhancement Coating Solves Aluminum Longeron Failures On T-38 Jets

Tufram hard anodizing case study

First flown in 1959, the Northrop T-38 Talon jet trainer is one of the true "workhouses" of the United States Air Force. Over 60,000 pilots have learned supersonic techniques, aerobatics, formation, night and instrument flying, and cross-country navigation while earning their wings in the aircraft. Whenever a pilot needs to fly from one base to another quickly and efficiently, the T-38 is nearly always the aircraft of choice.

 

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When Adhesives Stick Too Well "Synergistic" Coatings Keep Residues From "Gumming Up" Production Equipment

If you work with calendar rolls, adhesive pumps, mixing kettles, mixer blades, rolls, rails, conveyors, frames, wheels, gears, dispensers, sealers, extruders, testers, applicators or a whole host of other components utilized in the manufacture and handling of adhesives - chances are very good that you know all too well the one universal truth of the adhesive formulator, manufacturer and applicator.

 

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"Made in the U.S.A." Audio Component Pioneer Redesigns Efficiency

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Elastomeric Polymer-Based Surface Enhancement Coating From Magnaplate Doubles Coil Winding Efficiency And Reduces Rejects 75% For Pyle Industries

Huntington Indiana's Pyle Industries has long been a pioneer in the development and manufacture of "Made in the U.S.A." sound systems for cars, trucks and the home. The first mobile high-power woofers came from Pyle. The first true high-power, multi-element car stereo speakers were perfected by Pyle in the 1970s. In the 1980s came engineered enclosures for pickup trucks and hatchbacks and balanced full-range systems including high-performance subwoofers.

 

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High-Tech, Space-Age Metal Surface Enhancement Coating Solves Wear and Release Problems for Pine Instrument Company's Gyratory Compaction Asphalt Testers

Plasmadize thermal spray coating case study

The development of computer-controlled asphalt testing equipment to simulate and then quantify and predict the punishment which various asphalt mixes will be able to endure when used to pave actual roads has placed enormous burdens on the components of that test equipment. To stand up to simulations of heavy road wear, equipment designers have had to look beyond the conventional and to seek out materials that could endure tremendous stress. That was precisely the position in which the worldwide, leading supplier of such equipment, Pine Instrument Company of Grove City, Pennsylvania, found itself.

 

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