Parker to Display Global Shield, Anticorrosive Piston Rod Coating Tech

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Parker, a worldwide leader in motion and control technologies, will be presenting its rod coating technology, Global Shield, at the Solar Power International show scheduled to commence on September 10 in Las Vegas. The cutting-edge coating could significantly lengthen cylinder/actuator service life up to eight times in comparison with traditional coatings. Even in high humidity environments, solar power actuation systems could be kept well with the latest anticorrosive piston rod coating. Furthermore, it has been predicted to be ideal for use in a range of hydro-electric dam actuation systems, wind turbines, and renewable energy power generation applications, besides solar actuation systems.

Suits Heavy-duty, Outdoor Applications with Zero Downtime Tolerance

Global Shield has been expected to be exhibited on Parker’s hybrid actuation system cylinders, although the coating could be available for nearly all cylinders provided by the company. With the help of an environmentally responsible and efficient process, the coating could be installed during aftermarket cylinder maintenance or applied when manufacturing original Parker cylinders. It could equal or exceed the corrosion resistance offered by high-performance, costlier substitutes while impressively surpassing the performance of industrial hard chrome and nitriding.

Business development manager, Rade Knezevic stated that Global Shield could considerably decrease the downtime pertinent to seal replacements and cylinder repairs. It has been equipped with engineered hardness for wear resistance, ductility and toughness, and lower friction. Needless to replace piston rods due to the anti-corrosive nature of the coating, it could lower service costs, extend seal life in corrosive environments, and lessen downtime on the back of minimized maintenance intervals.

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