Monday, January 25, 2010

Jena Tec Raydent coating extends linear rail life

Developed in Japan in the 1960's and well proven in industry, Raydent coating is a proprietary technology deposited by low temperature electrochemical bonded chrome ceramic particles diffusion bonded to provide a layer up to 1mm thick on the surface of the metallic substrate.

The Jena Tec SBC range of linear rail uses this proprietary technology to great effect for corrosion protection making it suitable for corrosive environments, food grade applications and clean room standard machinery such as that used in semi conductor manufacturing.

The method of coating deposition ensures no hydrogen embrittlement takes place while a high degree of elasticity is maintained in the coating such that even while the steel substrate is flexed and placed under repeated external deformation or bending, the coating maintains its appearance and performance and is free from flakes, chips and cracks which may appear in other anti-corrosion treatments such as chrome or nickel plating.

Tests conducted on linear rail within materials testing institutes showed that for a variety of tests, SBC rail Raydent coated outperformed alternative electro chemical methods with no evidence of rust whereas traditional coatings such as chrome plating corroded significantly. Raydent was effective in concentrated sulphuric acid environments, sodium hydroxide and salt water spray tests with no evidence of degradation.

Specially treated to order, the Jena Tec SBC Raydent treated range provides a superior lifetime performance in excess of 10 years.

For information contact the Jena Tec team on +44 (0)1623 726010 or email at