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Posted by Ross Rocklin in Rocklin Mfg on 1/5/2022
Rocklinizer Automation

For decades, the Rocklinizer® spark deposition process has applied extremely hard and wear-resistant coatings onto steel surfaces to:

  • Extend machine life
  • Cut downtime
  • Delay capital expenditures
  • Reduce inventory
  • Optimize grip

These results are typically achieved through a handheld, manual coating process. Now, with the introduction of Rocklinizer® Automation, you can cut costs through wear-resistant coatings while also freeing up precious time and resources to pursue other value-added tasks. In today’s challenging labor market, this innovation drives an even greater return on investment from Rocklinizing.

Three Simple Steps to Automation

Rocklinizer® Automation involves a minimal investment of time and cost, with only three simple steps to achieve precisely controlled deposits ranging from .0001” to .010”:

  1. Measure and position your part to be coated in the large X-Y frame.
  2. Insert the electrode into the applicator and adjust the Rocklinizer power and speed to your desired levels.
  3. Input the part dimensions on the integrated touchscreen PC and trigger the coating process.

Unlike welding or metal spraying, minimal heat is generated, and the electrode material will not separate or flake off. After Rocklinizing, no heat treatment, grinding, or other surface treatment is necessary.

Boosting Productivity While Easing Labor Challenges

The Rocklinizer® solves a wide array of wear and gripping problems, including:

  • Boosting grip on tube bending dies, collets, and robot grippers
  • Minimizing die casting wear
  • Eliminating slug pull back in punching and stamping
  • Restoring tolerances in bearings and shafts
  • Increasing the life of cutting tools

Rocklinizer® users conquer inefficiency through extended tool and die life and enhanced grip. By adding turnkey automation, they can now simultaneously tackle labor challenges to achieve maximum ROI. Check out the short demo video below and then get in touch to discuss how you can put Rocklinizer Automation to work for you!

 

Tags: rocklinizer , automation , turnkey , hard surface coating , spark deposition , electrospark deposition , coatings , steel , extend machine life , downtime , inventory , grip , die casting wear , slug pull back , punching , stamping , tolerances , bearings , shafts , cutting tools

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