Mechanical engineering components frequently operate under extreme conditions: high loads, high sliding speeds and/or poor lubricating conditions can lead to wear or excessive friction and, thereby, to reduced service lifetime and/or efficiency. Carbon based PVD and DLC coatings are today considered the most effective surface solutions for gears, roller bearings, pumps, compressors, linear guides, ball screw drives, collet chucks, worm gears, and weaving and spinning machines.
Oerlikon Balzers’ coating solutions provide a range of benefits:
- Low friction
- High hardness
- Dry running
- Good wear resistance
- Good adhesion
Oerlikon Balzers' coatings decisively enhance the reliability, service life and performance of components. Even parts that directly contact the processed material, and are thus subject to heavy wear, are effectively protected. BALINIT® coating of mechanical engineering components moreover permits the use of more environmentally friendly coolants and lubricants, and even dry running.