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Working with SMS Modern Hard Chrome, we can expertly chrome plate work rolls. Chrome is a superior coating for rolls: it is one of the hardest metals, has excellent corrosion resistance and low coefficient of friction. This combination of hardness and low coefficient of friction results in very high wear resistance. Consequently, chrome plating can extend roll life up to four times. Rolls that used to wear out in about three hours can last up to 12 when they are chrome plated. This increase in roll life lowers operating costs, reduces downtime. Our 24/7 maintenance operations also reduce downtime. Often rolls picked up in the morning for chroming can be back in your mill, ready-to-roll, the same evening.
With more than 60 years experience applying chrome plating, we have the know-how to chrome rolls so they consistently provide superior performance. Plus rolls that have been pre-treated with our proprietary technology have longer service lives and experience fewer problems.
More information on work roll chroming is available in the "Advanced Roll Maintenance for Increased Productivity" brochure on the "Literature downloads" page of this site.