Parker Hannifin has now enhanced their tube fittings and adapters with ToughShield (TS1000) plating, which keeps fitting rust free up to 1,000 hours, according to ASTM B117 neutral salt spray tests. The superior coating is the result of years of investment in metallurgical and surface analysis capabilities.
“Our latest advance in high corrosion resistance plating comes from two main components: dedicated efforts and robust chemistry and processes,” said Dawn Zhu, leader, Division Technology Development, Parker Tube Fitting. “These two elements keep us on the cutting edge. It will take our competition years to catch up to where we are today.”
Parker’s TS1000 plating retains torque values, coefficients of friction, pressure ratings, color and other critical specifications important to customers, while improving fitting corrosion-resistance in harsh conditions.
The plating also fights against additional critical issues that can lead to loss of time and revenue in mobile and industrial applications, including system contamination, potential leaks, fitting connection problems, aesthetic quality concerns and maintenance difficulty.