Major mining equipment manufacturers rely on SIFCO ASC to extend the operational life and reduce downtime of their off-highway vehicle components.
The mining industry uses the SIFCO Process® to selectively plate components of:
- Off-highway trucks
- Dump trucks
- Front wheel loaders
- Drilling equipment
Components with wear, corrosion, or scoring can be restored to their original dimensions using the SIFCO Process® of selective plating. The SIFCO Process® is a portable method of electroplating localized areas without the use of an immersion tank. The portability of the process enables technicians and operators to plate parts in their functioning state, saving money and minimizing down time. And the SIFCO Process® does not require extensive masking, special fixtures, or elaborate equipment.
Common applications include:
- Differential Housing Repair
- Wheel hub bore resize
- Axle bearing seat resize
- Pinion gear journal defect repair
- Hydraulic ram repair
Solutions such as copper, nickel, nickel-tungsten, and cobalt, are used in the mining industry for wear resistance, hardness properties and dimensional restoration. Deposits from SIFCO ASC have excellent adhesion and can be plated to size on-site, in workshops, or in-situ as required. Pre- and post-machining, under certain conditions, are not required.
The process is up to 60 times faster than tank plating meaning rapid metal build-ups are possible. The process is true electrolytic plating, so the metallic bond is atomic in nature, resulting in superior adhesion when compared with other processes such as flame spraying.