Research and quality measures we use:
X-rays utilizes fluorescence light wavelengths to determine the thickness and composition of plating deposits with exceptional accuracy. These measurements are performed by exposing a precisely defined area of the test sample to x-ray energy, generating an X-ray emission (fluorescence) from both coating and substrate, which is detected with a high precision energy-dispersive detector. This technology helps to ensure with great accuracy a great quality and control for standardization of production.
Kocour are used to evaluate the thickness of coating applied to plated parts as a quality control measure.
Microscopes are used to observe the surface structure and topography of the plated metal to evaluate its roughness and uniformity of the coating, following client requirements for each given part.
Salt Corrosion Tests
Salt corrosion test are used as an industry standard used to check corrosion resistance of materials and surface coatings. Usually, the materials to be tested are finished with a surface coating which is intended to provide a degree of corrosion protection to the underlying metal. This type of testing is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive attack to coated samples in order to evaluate (comparatively) the suitability of the coating for use as a protective finish for the end product or user. The appearance of corrosion products, such as rust or other oxides, is evaluated after a pre-determined period of time. The test duration depends on the corrosion resistance of the coating and client requirements for each given part; generally, the more corrosion resistant the coating is, the longer the period of testing before the appearance of corrosion/ rust.
Humidity chamber similarly to salt corrosion test is used to check corrosion resistance of materials and surface coatings, with the obvious difference being the absence of salt in the controlled environment in which the samples with finished coatings are evaluated for their appearance of corrosion products, such as rust and or other oxides, after a pre-determined period of time. The test duration depends on the corrosion resistance of the coating and client requirements for each given part.
HIPOT testing is short name of high potential (high voltage) Test and it is also known as Dielectric Withstand Test. A HIPOT test checks for “good isolation”. The HIPOT test is a non-destructive test that determines the adequacy of electrical insulation for the normally occurring over voltage transient. This is a high-voltage test that is applied to all devices for a specific time in order to ensure that the insulation is not marginal.
The Laboratory plays a key roll for the plating shop. Here is where all the solutions are continuously analyzed in order to keep the levels of all the chemical components within working range. This allows the process to be reliable and maintain a good surface finish coating.
There are dedicated plating lines for testing and developing new processes. This testing lines are utilized by our engineering department alongside the laboratory. As a team they carefully study each new part and develop the best possible process for it, always keeping in mind client satisfaction and production efficiency. This process includes every step from rack design to solution compositions and time Inside each solution for every different surface coating.