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Thoroughly tested - Test laboratory for xiros® ball bearings

We constantly carry out tests in order to continuously develop our products and to assess customer applications better. The aim is to offer the perfect products for every application. Our customers also benefit even more because we bundle our experience and test results in our online tools. These help to select the right product for the most individual applications of our customers.

Which ball bearings are suitable for electroplating equipment?

The electroplating process places very high demands on the materials used in electroplating plants. In electroplating, electricity is sent through an electrolytic bath. The metal that is to be applied is located on the positive pole (e.g. copper or nickel), the object to be coated at the negative pole. Since this is an electrochemical process that usually also uses strong chemicals in the electroplating bath, metallic ball bearings are not suitable. When ball bearings are installed, they are usually plastic ball bearings.
Ball bearings made of technical ceramic can also be used but are considerably more expensive. In the following: plastic versus metal in an electroplating bath.

Would you like to find out more about the test laboratory? Check out our latest test laboratory blog for more information on numerous product tests.

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