Wax Coatings & Lubricants

Lubricated coatings fall into two categories:

  1. Integral lubricated coatings where the lubricant is part of the coating and is found distributed throughout the coating.
  2. Surface lubrication in which the lubricity is given by an impregnated surface coating of a wax or oil.

(In some cases, to give the required performance, both types of coatings are required, type 2 on top of type 1).

What are Wax Coatings & Lubricants?

The Anochrome Group can provide a range of lubricants/waxes such as Torque N Tension 15, and  A3 wax as a barrel process after coating. Most electroplated and colloidal coatings for torsional applications are modified in some way by the addition of a top coat wax or lubricant. These coatings are often more economical than the resin bonded dry film lubricants and can be applied to a large number of standard finishes. Typical lubricants/waxes that can be applied are:

  • Gleitmo 2145C, 605, 627
  • Torque N Tension 08, 11, 12 or 15
  • A3 Wax
  • Finigard 105

For more specialist applications such as Taptite or thread forming screw the ideal system to choose would be omniTECHNIK  precote top 300 This material is a updated version of Nytorq providing the same levels of  torque lubrication and performance, but with improved UV and colour retention.

In some instances, e.g. to dampen noise when inserting certain types of thread locking screws, the wax coating may be applied to only a portion of the thread of a fastener.

Dip Spin – planetary motion / tilts

The dip spin process involves placing the items to be coated into a perforated basket, the basket is then submerged into a tank containing the coating material, the basket is then removed for the material and then spun at a relatively high rpm to expel excess material. The planetary motion or tilts mechanism is designed to re orientate the parts during the spinning cycle so as to release coating material that would otherwaise be trappped in recesses etc. This then reduces the levels of ressess infill that would otherwise be preset in a standard dip spin coating process.

Automatic

Parts can be processed using automatic CNC programed robotic equipment, this may require initial investment in bespoke tooling.

Manual

Parts processed with manual input, generally means reduced capital outlay on bespoke tooling.

Gravity

This refers to patch material applications where the parts are held horizontally and passed through a gravity fed stream of patch material.

Roll coated

This referes to the application of the patching material by rolling the parts across a controled feed of patch material, this generaly allows for tighter tolerances on patch position to be achieved.

Flood coated

This referes to the application of the patching material by passing the parts through a controled feed of patch material, this generaly allows for tighter tolerances on patch position to be achieved amd is suitable for longer parts.

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