19 May 2022

Zinc-nickel surface treatment gives increased corrosion prevention

Parker ToughShield™ Plus bringing zinc-nickel plating to the next level

Parker Hannifin, a leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced a zinc-nickel surface treatment for all tube fittings and adapters, ToughShieldPlus.

The company says the plating provides excellent resistance for increased corrosion prevention while maintaining optimum properties and assembly values. ToughShieldPlus is the first commercially available standard plating system for fluid power systems to provide up to 3,000 hours of resistance to red corrosion.

The costs of corrosion are significant across all industries. Every day, millions of fittings and adapters are used in the most challenging customer applications where they can be exposed to fertilisers, mud, air pollution, salt in the air, and other aggressive media that can cause rust. Once in the system, corrosion, as an electromechanical reaction, can easily spread to more costly components. Therefore, it is important to prevent corrosion and to keep it out of the system by using the most resistant components. ToughShieldPlus has been designed to save customers time and money with extended tube fitting and adapter life, easier maintenance, and increased resistance to corrosion migration to other system components. Meaning the uptime of the equipment is increased, preventing aesthetic quality concerns and savings on potential warranty costs.