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Automated Hard Chrome

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Photo submitted by Scott Lindberg, business development specialist, ChromeTech of Wisconsin Inc.

ChromeTech of Wisconsin Inc. shows off its hard chrome plating from its automated hoist line, which has received a world class rating from John Deere. Using its proprietary software, ChromeTech has developed and stored thousands of processes, one for each specific part it runs, increasing efficiency as well as consistency.

“Each rack of parts is plated according to its recipe,” says ChromeTech president Alan Henry. “Once we’ve programmed the recipe, the system takes care of the rest. Plus, if a spec for a part changes, we just tweak the recipe.”

The company boasts a proprietary chemistry that guarantees an Rc hardness of 70-72, with a semi-bright finish. With both manual and automated hard chrome plating equipment ChromeTech can handle everything from one-piece custom jobs to a high volume of parts.

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