Coatings for Extended Wear Life & Better Blade Performance
When it comes to improving the performance of your blades, there is no single perfect coating for any application. Our blade experts will review your specific performance needs and recommend a coating for your application.
Advantages of Performance Coatings
High performance coatings can improve your blade life by providing a harder, longer-lasting edge. You can also increase performance with coatings that provide reduced friction and heat which give both an improved wear life as well as improved edge quality. Improved wear life leads to fewer blade changes, less downtime, and higher throughput on your manufacturing lines.
Properties of Specific Coatings
|Benefits||Lubricous||Cost Effective||Very Hard, Tough||Very Hard, Tough, Dissipates Heat||Prevents build-up on cutting edges for Al & Ti||Cost Effective||Less friction than TiN||Good heat resistance||Very Hard, Low Friction, Corrosion Resistant|
|Coefficient of Friction||<0.1||<0.6||<0.4||<0.1||<0.1||0.6||<0.5||0.35||<0.15|
|Color of Coating||Gray/Black||Dull Silver||Gray/Black||Gray/Silver||Gray/Silver||Gold||Gray/Black||Dark Gray/Black||Black|
|Coating Thickness||10 - 25 μm||1 - 3 μm||1 - 3 μm||1 - 3 μm||1 - 3 μm||1 - 3 μm||2 - 4 μm||1 - 3 μm||2 - 4 μm|