Rocklin Debuts Turnkey Automation for Hard Surface CoatingJanuary 20, 2022
Rocklin Manufacturing, Sioux City, IA, has introduced a turnkey automation solution for its Rocklinizer carbide-application equipment line—Rocklinizer Automation. The Rocklinizer spark deposition process applies hard and wear-resistant coatings onto steel surfaces to extend machine life, reduce downtime, delay capital expenditures, reduce inventory and optimize grip. Typically achieved through a manual coating process, with the introduction of Rocklinizer Automation manufacturers can apply the coating in an automated three-step process.
1. Measure and position the workpiece in the machine’s large X-Y frame.
2. Insert the electrode into the applicator and adjust power and speed as needed.
3. Input the part dimensions using the integrated touchscreen control and trigger the coating process.