Dörken Took Part in the Development of a New Innovative Coating Process

Date: 12/01/2022
Categories: Corporate
The coating technology

A joint project led by Dörken, EJOT and WMV developed a new coating technology for fasteners and small parts with internal drives.

After a joint development conducted by Dörken, EJOT and WMV that lasted almost 5 years, the companies have presented a new technological innovation for the coating of fasteners and small parts with internal drives.

The new coating technology, developed at the EJOT site in Tambach-Dietharz (Germany), ensures an extremely even and thin coating structure for small fasteners with internal drives such as TORX® or TORX PLUS®. The corrosion protection experts at Dörken were involved from the initial planning of the project and provided the parts-specific coating materials.

The three companies together identified an ideal and parts-specific coating process and developed the world’s first system capable of coating 120 kg material with a simultaneous position shifting at an acceleration of 32 g. The WMV PULZ® unit (a planet wheel, roller and coating centrifuge) coats items such as small parts with hollow spaces as well as fasteners while a Dörken’s zinc flake system provides corrosion protection.

The permanent rotation with simultaneously high acceleration level (32g) results in an even, process-safe and thin coating of the part. The new coating technology also benefits the environment, as the optimised coating process results in a reduction in CO2 emissions (almost 30% compared to previous processes).

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