High friction work environments can generate sparks, which is hazardous. There is no tolerance for sparks in combustible environments. Parts must be coated or plated to ensure they are spark resistant.
Miccrolloy bronze plating is a dependable spark resistant coating solution. Bronze plated parts eliminate risk of fire or explosion. It is ideal for use in high friction environments and it is also highly durable and wear resistant. Developed exclusively by KC Jones Plating, Miccrolloy bronze combines a host of rigorous features to exceed the most demanding wear applications.
Miccrolloy® Bronze Plating meets a host of Aerospace, Military, Automotive and Industrial specifications:
While not every plating company can offer bronze, KC Jones Plating aims to it ensure customers are never restricted to sub-optimal solutions for their applications.
KC Jones plates bronze coatings on extremely large industrial hooks. These hooks are plated for use in the most critical environments: shipyards, hoists, and other similar applications. In most cases, it is critical that hooks do not spark or create an explosion. This is especially important in oil & gas-industry applications.
Bronze-plated hooks are extremely popular within the aerospace industry. Primarily, because they do not create sparks and therefore eliminate the risk of explosion or fire. The marine industry puts KC Jones hooks to the test for the extreme wear resistance they need. Oil & Gas also utilize bronze-plated parts in critical environments that have an absolute zero tolerance for sparks.
Detroit Hoist is known nationwide for producing top-quality, state-of-the-art hoists and crane components. They have designed wire rope hoists since 1905.
When KC Jones Plating provided bronze-plated hooks for Detroit Hoist, they were required to withstand wear and friction in the most hazardous environments. They also had to be completely spark resistant, while providing maximum wear resistance.
Bronze finishes are extremely durable, especially when plated over a steel or cast iron base metal. Bronze is broad in application and it can be applied to any substrate metal that withstands electroplating.
For your convenience, KC Jones will design your parts with bronze plating. This is much more beneficial than adding it after the fact. It also provides full wear resistance benefits at a much lower cost.
KC Jones ensures every bronze coating is optimized to the specific application. Bronze is usually made up of 90% copper and 10% tin, however these percentages can be tweaked for application optimization.
KC Jones ensures finishes are superior to any other coating by optimizing every finish to the intended application. It operates a NADCAP-accredited facility for electroplated bronze chemical processing and is one of the few facilities capable of bronze plating.