Parker Hannifin Corporation, a developer of motion and control technologies, has enhanced their tube fittings and adapters with ToughShield (TS1000) plating, which keeps fitting rust free up to 1,000 hours, according to ASTM B117 neutral salt spray tests. The superior coating is the result of years of investment in metallurgical and surface analysis capabilities. “The plating will be of interest to the budding U.S. offshore wind industry, and marine industries,” said Parker Tube Fitting Division Technology Development Leader Dr. Dawn Zhu.
Parker’s TS1000 plating retains torque values, coefficients of friction, pressure ratings, color and other critical specifications important to customers, while improving fitting corrosion-resistance in harsh conditions. Parker’s differentiation is robust plating chemicals and processes that outperform other fitting manufacturers.
Parker TS1000 also fights additional critical issues that can lead to loss of time and revenue in mobile and industrial applications, including:
- System contamination
- Potential leaks
- Fitting connection problems
- Aesthetic quality concerns
- Maintenance difficulty