The newest Rocklinizer® Model 950 deposits as little as .0001” to .010” and higher onto the base material, all controllable within .0001” by digital machine setting for a precise application. The higher settings combined with the Rockhard electrode produce a rough surface well suited for gripping applications, specifically tube bending dies, collets, clamps, feed fingers, and even forklifts and non-slip flooring. Medium deposits are best for restoring tolerances on bearings and shafts and for die casters seeking to prevent heat checking, soldering, and seizing of cores. The lower deposits are ideal for preventing slug pull in punching and stamping operations and extending the life of cutting edges and tooling.
As the electrode is deposited over the same area via the rotary applicator, the Rocklinizer® is filling in gaps but not adding more materials to existing deposits. Only by changing the machine setting or the electrode type is additional wear-resistant material added. This results in a truly uniform coating.
No appreciable heat is generated, and the electrode material will not separate from the workpiece. Once the process is completed, no heat treating, grinding, or other surface treatment is necessary.
A 5 sq. in. coating takes <1 minute via high speed settings, while the process can be slowed for more delicate operations. A continuous duty air pump is embedded inside the unit to deliver cooling at higher settings and ensure full portability of the 14 kg unit.
The end results of the Rocklinizing® process are reliable, precise carbide coatings that prolong machine life and boost productivity while reducing wear, downtime, inventory, and costs.