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Posted by Ross Rocklin in Rocklin Mfg on 6/27/2019

Our customers use the Rocklinizer Carbide Application Equipment to apply our titanium carbide (~80 HRC), tungsten carbide (~70 HRC), Rockhard (~60 HRC), or Griptite (~45 HRC) electrode material onto a wide variety of metal surfaces. These include small applications, like on punches and inside die buttons to prevent slug pull, or inside collets and on clamps to improve gripping, or on various cutting surfaces to increase life, among countless others. Our handheld rotary applicator is ideal for Rocklinizing these smaller areas with precision.

For larger applications, like eliminating wear, soldering, and heat checking in die casting dies, or holding tubes in place on bending dies, our newest Rocklinizer Model 950 is especially fast at the highest speed settings. These applications can also be completed quite efficiently with a handheld applicator.

But what about larger areas or perhaps highly repeatable applications where a more automated solution may be desired? The Rocklinizing process is versatile and conducive to automation, as a number of our customers have done via their internal engineering. They’ve reported positive ROIs both via the Rocklinizer’s cost saving effects of wear resistance and the automation-driven time savings. And if you’ve visited one of our trade show booths, you’ll see our X-Y table creating the longest lasting and most wear resistant chess or checkers board imaginable. We use these X-Y tables internally in our quality control and testing processes as well.

Recently, we started exploring whether we could provide a robotic solution well suited to our Rocklinizing process. Given recent advances in robotics, was there a compatible robot that might align with our focus on delivering carbide deposition in a simple, portable, and affordable package? We found it with Mecademic, a lightweight, industrial, 6-axis robot with an integrated controller that can literally fit in the palm of your hand.

Instead of describing the process further, we thought we’d show you how it works with the Rocklinizer in a short video:

If you’re interested in exploring carbide deposition with the Rocklinizer and an integrated robot, get in touch and we’ll work with you to develop the right fit.


Tags: Rocklinizer , Carbide Application , Titanium Carbide , Rockhard , Griptite , Eliminating Wear , Soldering , Heat Checking , Die Casting Dies , Model 950 , Automation , Robotics , Mecademic

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