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New tech centre for "green" electroplating






New tech centre for "green" electroplating


Dörken MKS-Systeme has opened its own technology centre for the new field of Electroplating. / The entire coating process can now be recreated in close-to-production form on a highly-modern coating unit. / The first test series with new developments in the scope of the "green" electroplating line DELTA-PROZINC® are set to roll off the line here as early as mid 2012. Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Herdecke, opened its new technology centre for the field of electroplating in front of its own audience on 28 September 2011 in the scope of an international sales meeting. The centrepiece of this new facility is a 25-metre-long, fully-automated coating facility with the entire process - from pre-treatment to acid and alkaline galvanising baths to passivation and sealing with and without lubricant additives - capable of being simulated for both bulk and rack parts in close-to-production form. The development of German plant engineers is the standard for all finishing plant that will be in use with licensees of the new DELTA-PROZINC® electroplating system in the future. With the takeover of LP-Oberflächentechnik GmbH of Schalksmühle at the end of September 2010 the area of expertise in this field has been further extended to cover the field of "green" electroplating at Dörken MKS-Systeme. The ecologically-aligned electroplating systems of the LPO series are set to be developed further, with a focus on high-quality, functional corrosion protection. In this context the new tech centre will perform a key function. The first test series with new products are due to be underway here by mid 2012. In addition to the investments in the new plant technology the Electroplating team is also set to be expanded in the future. The new technology centre also offers all service performance that customers are accustomed to worldwide from Dörken MKS-Systeme. Sampling can be carried out here, alongside the entire range of performance coating and application tests. These include, for example, salt spray testing, various mechanical tests and wet chemical analysis. Further tests on the coated part, such as coefficient of friction testing, can be implemented in close co-operation with the technology centre in Herdecke.