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Carbide Application Equipment

Rocklin Manufacturing Co. will exhibit portable marking and coating solutions at FABTECH booth BC15116, including the Rocklinizer .

The Rocklinizer deposits hard tungsten carbide, titanium carbide and Rockhard electrode material ranging from ~60-80 Rockwell C onto and underneath the surfaces of metals, tools and dies. "This low heat hard surfacing process reduces metal-on-metal wear, boosts grip, restores dimensions and ultimately extends the useful life of machinery to delay or even avoid new equipment purchases," said a company spokesperson.

The newest Rocklinizer deposits a coating ranging from 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 power settings produce a rough surface suited for gripping applications, specifically tube bending dies, collets, clamps, feed fingers and even forklifts and nonslip 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 suited for preventing slug pull in punching and stamping operations and extending the life of cutting edges.

"As the electrode is deposited over the same area via the rotary applicator, the Rocklinizer is merely filling in gaps but not adding more materials to existing deposits," said the spokesperson. "Only by changing the machine setting or the electrode type is additional wear-resistant material added. This feature results in a truly uniform coating."

Unlike welding, no appreciable heat is generated, and the electrode material will not separate or flake off the workpiece. Once the process is completed, no heat treating, grinding or other surface treatment is necessary.

The Rocklinizer Model 950 offers a fast application speed, a feature that is suited for coating larger parts and dies. A 5 sq. in. coating takes about 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 helps ensure full portability of the 35-lb. unit. Moreover, the Rocklinizer can now be fully automated for ease of coating larger areas or repetitive parts.

"The end results of the Rocklinizing process are reliable, precise carbide coatings that prolong machine life and boost efficiency by reducing wear, downtime inventory and costs," said the spokesperson.

For more information contact:

Rocklin Manufacturing Co.

110 South Jennings Street

Sioux City, IA 51101


FABTECH Booth BC15116

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