We have a joint venture with Anke, Germany / Austria, for Hard Chrome Plating for Work Roll / Back up Rolls, used in Steel /Aluminum mills.
Anke hard chrome plates 3000-5000 Work Rolls, annually for Voest Alpine in Linz, Austria.
Anke also hard chrome plates Back up Rolls for Aluminum mills in Essen, Germany.
The advantages of Hard Chrome plating of Work Rolls are:-
a) Quality of steel produced improves with hard chrome plated Work Rolls
b) Reduction in Down Time resulting in higher production
c) Longer operating Life of rolls during the process
d) Reduction in requirement of inventory thereby saving costs
e) Ability to carry out different widths of steel production, during the cold rolling process, as hard chrome plated Work Rolls do not allow the edge of the steel to allow dents on the Work Roll surface.
The advantages of Hard Chrome Plating Skin Pass Mill Rolls are :
a) Skin Pass Mill rolls will retain their surface roughness value for a longer period of time, thereby increasing the tonnage of steel rolled per grinding.
b) Greater consistency in roughness value of steel produced.
The advantages of Hard Chrome Plating Aluminum mill Back up Rolls are :
a) Higher tonnage of Aluminum produced per grinding of Back up Roll.
b) Greater consistency in roughness of Aluminum, rolled, leading to downstream work roll operations getting more efficient and standardized.