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Behind the Scenes of Nickel Chrome Plating

Nickel Chrome Railing Handle

I would describe the appearance of nickel chrome as a reflection of a mirror. The smoother the surface of chrome plating, the more reflective it will be. Nickel plating has a white finish and the chrome plating has a clear translucent finish which is hard and scratch resistant.

Nickel plating provides a unique combination of wear resistance and corrosion, and it provides excellent adhesion properties for subsequent coating layers, this is why it is used as an “undercoat” for chrome and other coatings. The technology of nickel electroplating has been widely developed, making it possible to produce a broad range of industrial coatings for both decorative and functional applications. This widespread use reflects nickel´s beneficial properties as a coating material; it enhances the utility, value, and appeal of manufactured products such as consumer goods. It is the perfect dual combination that provides an attractive finish and functional properties.

Engineering or Decorative Nickel Plating?

Nickel plating can go in many directions, such as engineering nickel plating, decorative nickel plating, or a combination of both! Engineering nickel plating achieves a matte finish and is generally used in consumer electronics, chemical, computer and telecommunication industries. Decorative nickel plating, which includes the use of chromium, is used to improve the appearance of exterior auto parts such as grills and bumpers. Usually, when applying nickel-chrome plating, a layer of copper is placed in the middle to increase its resistance.

Layering Coatings for Improved Appearance & Performance

Bright Nickel Chrome is often the layer you see, but depending on your application requirements, the layers of metal plating underneath the bright nickel chrome can include copper, nickel, high sulphur nickel, semi-bright nickel, and a final topcoat of chromium. There can be so many layers because the layer of nickel is structured to provide an increased level of corrosion protection.

Uses of Nickel Chrome

Nickel-chromium alloy works well with steel, copper, brass and zinc substrates. Not only the aesthetic appearance is changed, but the lifespan of the part is increased by fighting off corrosive agents and their damaging parts. They are highly heat resistant- which means they can be sterilized using heat-related methods and used on components that operate at high temperatures.  Nickel-chrome is extremely abrasion resistant, which makes it very useful in the automobile industry, medical equipment, and parts that are exposed to constant contact, like railings, handles, and door handles, as it enables them to not only withstand its daily use but to retain their polished-looking finish.

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Dye Penetrant NDT Line
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HydraPower Dynamics Dye Penetrant NDT Fluorescent Processing & Inspection System

Fluorescent Penetrant Processing & Inspection System. The line is arranged as a straight line layout of sequential process stations with stages 4 to 9 located inside a 6600mm long x 3410 mm wide x 2700mm high working enclosure.

Stock No
FOR200
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
HydraPower Dynamics Fluorescent Penetrant
Year of Manufacture
2010
Process Stages
14
Other Info
9 off 50 kg SWL pull along work carrier
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition
Location
Blaenavon, Pontypool, Wales, UK
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Demineralisation Plant
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Jacquet Weston Engineering Packaged Demineralisation Water Treatment Plant

Manually operated, the de-mineralisation unit produces up to 200 l/h when connected to a 1,000 litre holding tank. At the estimated hourly production of 45 l/h demineralised water the unit will need regenerating every 75-80 hours.

Stock No
MA748
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Jacquet Weston Engineering Ion Exchange Plant
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Brake / Storage Tank Ø900 x 1500
Process Stages
Single Stage
Other Info
Producing up to 200 litres/hour
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Sold As Seen Price [?]
£ 1,250 (+ VAT)
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Manual Platinum Post Treatment & Flushing Line
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Gee and Company Manual Platinum Post Treatment & Flushing Line

Designed to support the application of platinum plating on turbine blades but offering the possibility of conversion to process other high value components. This line the complete cleanliness of the components and reclaims the very high value platinum plating solution.

Stock No
PPL400
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Gee and Company Straight Line Manual Plant
Year of Manufacture
2015
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
800 x 800 x 650
Process Stages
7
Other Info
125kg SWL electric hoist pendant control
Condition
From a working environment, Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
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Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line
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Platinum Plating Line Overview
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Gee and Company Platinum Plating / Immersion Treatment Line

Fully Automatic Plating Line. The equipment is arranged in a straight line with the load/unload station at one end for efficiency of operation. The work is carried automatically through the line by an enclosed transporter complete with blow down fans for fume control and motorised raise lower and traverse speed controlled via inverter drives.

Stock No
PPL500
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Gee and Company Straight Line Fully Automatic Plant
Year of Manufacture
2015
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
850 x 1000 x 650
Process Stages
10
Other Info
Plant Output: 1 flight bar every 25 Mins
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Excellent Condition
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Part of a Direct Site Clearance
Automatic, Immersion Treatments, Platinum Plating Line
Electrolytic Treatment Line More Images Available

Drake Power Systems Electrolytic 5 Stage Modular Treatment Line

A 5 stage manual plating line, suitable for stripping and/or plating in various materials such as chrome, nickel and copper.

Stock No
TD340
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Drake Power Systems 5 Stage Immersion Treatment Tank Hard Chrome
Year of Manufacture
Unknown
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
450 x 400 Deep
Process Stages
Strip, Degrease, Plate, Plate, Rinse
Other Info
Configure to suit process
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Sold As Seen Price [?]
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Dual Stream Effluent Treatment Plant
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Metal Finishing Services Effluent Treatment Plant

** Unexpectedly re-available - customers projected manufacturing plans changed **
A well made Effluent Treatment Plant used for Ph correction and hexavalent chrome reduction, however can be used for a multitude of chemical treatment processes.

Stock No
TZ253
Category
Electroplating & treatment lines
Model
Metal Finishing Services Dual Stream ETP
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
Largest tank 1700 x 1750 x 3280
Process Stages
4
Other Info
Fully Automated
Condition
Good Condition