March 18, 2013
Rocklin Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Rocklinizer model 850 carbide application unit, which features a rotary applicator for fast application. Other features include touch-panel controls and digital readout for deposit thickness and applicator speed.
The 35-lb. unit deposits and impregnates wear-resistant electrode materials to metal surfaces for wear prevention and maintenance. It also is used to prevent slug pullback on die-casting dies, clamping dies, and chuck jaws. The machine comes with a power unit, electrode package, and instruction manual.
Three types of electrodes are available: tungsten carbide electrodes are applied to high-speed steel and other metal surfaces to prolong useful life and reduce wear; titanium carbide electrodes surface-seal carbide to prevent chipping; and "rockhard" electrode material is applied to build up, to reclaim undersized tools by restoring tolerances, for maintenance, and to provide gripping surfaces.
Deposits are available from 0.0001 to 0.007 in. in a single application, controllable within 0.0001 in. by machine setting.