That makes the Difference!

Development and progress as a leitmotif ...

Development

1. Development

In our well-equipped Technikum laboratory we develop new ideas for you, such as our xH4® and LF4® processes, and we carry out tests on components surface-treated by other companies to establish their characteristics.

Analysis

2. Analysis

Every process step undergoes a full analysis in our in-house laboratory twice a week. This very short interval reduces fluctuations in the processing solutions to a minimum – optimal coatings are only possible with perfectly functioning chemistry.

Data Collection

3. Data Collection

Eight networked SPC units continuously monitor all our processes and transmit the process data to our servers.

Process Monitoring

4. Process Monitoring

The actual anodizing is controlled by our patented polymeroxid®_control current-density controller. During the oxidation process the system makes use of current-density profiles previously learned by the system, thereby guaranteeing the best possible process conditions and outstanding reproducibility.

Production Control

5. Production Control

Process-relevant parameters for each article are managed by our ERP system planO. Drawings and photographs can also be integrated into this system. On loading the work-pieces for processing, all this information is made available to the operatives by touch screen.

Archiving of Production Data

6. Archiving of Production Data

All production data such as personnel data, the analysis results for all the processing baths, current, voltage, current-density, process duration, temperature, pressure, flow rate, water quality and layer thickness, are recorded for every part coated, archived on our servers and permanently stored.

Process Certificates

7. Process Certificates

For every coating batch you receive the appropriate certificate, automatically and free-of-charge, by e-mail. Our customers have often found that forwarding these certificates to the end-user can give them a competitive advantage.



Anodizing verification

Laboratory equipment

Corrosion resistance:
Modell 606-Basic - 300 l, ERICHSEN GmbH & Co. KG, ASTM B117

Microvicker hardness:
HM2000S, Helmut Fischer GmbH&Co.KG, DIN EN ISO 14577

Microscopy and optical measurement:
Keyence VHX-970F
VH Zoom 0x – 50x
VH Zoom 100x – 1000x
VHX-H5M 3D-Messsoftware

Roughness:
SJ-201P, Mitutoyo Corp., DIN EN ISO 1302

Film thickness:
MP20, Helmut Fischer GmbH&Co. KG, DIN 50984

UV stability:
UV-ARC-Test, Microscal Ltd., BS 1615

Sealing quality:
Anotest, Helmut Fischer GmbH&Co. KG,
DIN EN 12 373-5

Wear resistance:
Taber Abraser Mod. 5135, Taber Industries, MIL 8625-F

Suga Abrasion Tester NUS-ISO3, Suga Test Instruments Co., Ltd.
DIN EN ISO 8251, 10074 (JIS H8682-1)



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