Sliding coatings can be realized within a narrow tolerance range.
Sliding coatings are used in modern combustion engines to reduce friction and thus fuel consumption. The growing use of automatic start/stop systems generates a large number of dry runs, which are intercepted by sliding coatings. Likewise, bonded coatings on rubber parts also reduce noise emissions. The service life is also extended.
What our customers say:
«The coatmaster provides us with quantitative and immediate feedback on investment decisions. In this way, we can selectively and safely reduce layer thicknesses to the lower tolerance threshold. Last year, thanks to the coatmaster, we reduced our powder consumption by a total of 28%, clearly exceeding our expectations.» Kai Altenburg, Head of Surface Technology, Ernst Schweizer Metallbau.
The function of the sliding coating can only be guaranteed if the layer thickness is within a narrow tolerance window. In order to monitor the coating process, a measuring system is required whose standard error is typically 30 to 40 times smaller than the tolerance range. In addition, a large number of measurements have to be carried out very quickly for continuous process control. Only coatmaster meets these requirements.