Plating services are important in any industry but particularly for the application in military vehicles. The brave men and women in our armed forces are often required to place themselves in dangerous situations. For that reason, the quality of equipment and machinery they use could literally mean the difference between life and death. To protect our military personnel, the defence industry always ensures that they have the best products at their disposal. Continue reading
There are a few reason for plating or coating busbars. Cosmetic reasons or provision of insulation are a couple but the most common reason for coating busbars is to inhibit corrosion.
Busbars are commonly made from copper, which in itself is quite resistant to corrosion but busbars are often used in environments where higher levels of protection are needed. Over time, copper oxidises and can impact the surfaces conductive properties. So plating or coating busbars, not only reduces corrosion but also improves the longevity and conductive properties of the item. Continue reading
Components that are designed to carry heavy electrical currents all need some form of electroplating if they are to perform effectively. There’s the side effect of an improved decorative look, but the reasons these components are plated are far more important than the look. Electroplating is essential to the functioning of the component. It helps in the following areas
- reduced corrosion
- enhanced strength
- reduced friction
- increased solderability
- benefits to conductivity
- help with paint adhesion
All these things mean a longer lifespan and less risk of failure. Advances in modern technology means that electroplating has become a critical part of the manufacture of components that will have an electrical current passing through them. When it comes to modern technology, in some areas it’s viewed as critical. Continue reading
Plating provides many benefits to products made from metal and other materials. It not only improves corrosion resistance and decorative appeal, but also increases solderability, enhances strength, reduces friction and alters conductivity. Plating can also help with paint adhesion.
Silver and tin plating are essential for parts that are designed to carry heavy electrical currents and are also viewed as being critical to modern technology. Continue reading
Within the engineering business, Busbars are commonplace. But what are they and what do they do? PRV Engineering pride themselves in their Busbar business and thanks to the company’s new plating facility, the future looks good, not only for PRV but for potential clients too.
What are Busbars?
In electrical power distribution, a Busbar is a strip or bar of copper, brass or aluminium that conducts electricity within a switchboard, distribution board or other electrical apparatus.