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Hydraulic Cylinder Finishing Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   September 29, 2023 08:05

Hydraulic Cylinder Finishing Solutions

The quality of our paint-finishing solutions supports the strength of RAM hydraulic cylinders.

RAM Industries is committed to providing the best quality paint application for our hydraulic cylinders with our state-of-the-art paint line. Our modern paint line offers a range of capabilities that enhance the quality and efficiency of our paint-finishing process.

We load our cylinders onto a single-loop paint line system that flows through the entire system to enhance the quality and efficiency of the paint-finishing process.

Our advanced paint lines incorporate automated pretreatment processes such as cleaning the cylinders with an environmentally friendly iron phosphate wash. These processes ensure a clean and properly prepared surface, promoting optimal paint adhesion.

Paint is applied using a distinct spray pattern, ensuring consistent coverage and uniform thickness. Curing the paint once applied is critical in achieving the desired finish. Precise temperature control and airflow management ensure the paint cures uniformly, enhancing its durability and protective properties.

RAM performs quality control and inspection, including adhesion tape tests on each run of cylinders and each colour that goes through the paint line. This testing guarantees that the finished hydraulic cylinders meet the highest quality standards before they leave the paint line.

At RAM, we know that proper paint finishing can significantly extend the operational life of a hydraulic cylinder, reducing maintenance costs and downtime for your customers. In addition, the paint serves as a protective barrier against environmental factors, such as corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure.

RAM primarily uses a two-part polyurethane coating process. Polyurethane coatings provide an ideal balance of durability and flexibility. They are suitable for hydraulic cylinders subjected to dynamic movements, as they can withstand bending and flexing without cracking or peeling. Polyurethane coatings also offer good UV resistance, retaining colour and protecting against outdoor conditions.

High-solid and primer epoxy coatings are available for additional adhesion and chemical resistance. Epoxy finishes are particularly suitable for hydraulic cylinders used in industrial and marine applications.

In addition to paint finishes, options such as zinc chromate and clear dichromate electro-galvanized plating are available. These finishes also provide increased performance in challenging environments by providing additional protection.

The look of the hydraulic cylinders on your equipment helps support your brand. RAM provides custom colour matching from an RAL number or a paint sample. The colour options are endless, including primed, solid or metallic colours.

Contact RAM to learn more today!