Research and Development
We enthusiastically introduce new technologies into our processes and take advantage of the many possibilities offered by digitization in our craft-based industry. For the benefit of our customers and the environment, we are continually testing new products and are actively involved in research projects.
Abstract of our research projects
In a joint research cooperation, COVENTYA and Betz-Chrom have succeeded in developing a pilot process for functional coating with chromium(III). Our BeGreen Chrome® process deposits a functional hard chrome layer based on trivalent chromium compounds from the electrolyte DURATRI 240. Learn more about BeGreen Chrome®.
Efficiency enhancement of air extraction systems
As a cooperation partner, we are participating in the two-year research project LEGOLAS – “Luftabsaugungstechnische Effizienzsteigerung in der Galvanik – Optimierte Luftführung mittels Abblas- und Saugvorrichtung”. The aim of the research project is to immediately keep contaminated vapors at the electroplating baths away from the worker and the indoor air by means of a combination of a blow-off and suction device. We are pleased about the project partnership with the galvanic system manufacturer Rauch Kunststoff- & Galvanotechnik GmbH (project coordination), the chair for Factory Automation and Production Systems of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, the chair for Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology of the University Bayreuth and Zitt GmbH & Co. KG , The project started on July 1, 2019. Learn more.
CAD und 3D Printing
In order to shorten the lead time of the customer components at our company, in the case of complex geometries the actual steel component is made of plastic using customer drawings, CAD software and 3D printing. These replacement models serve as a working basis in fixture construction. By the time the customer components arrive, the necessary fixtures have already been produced. By using our 3D printer to build fixtures, we save plastic waste.
In cooperation with Elsyca, we can simulate the theoretical chrome deposition on complex parts by using 3D software. By optimizing the fixture construction with data from the simulation we can positively influence the flow behavior in the component.
Platinum Plated Titanium Anodes
Titanium anodes instead of lead anodes lead to an increase in the quality of the hard chrome layer. As a result, more even layer thicknesses and better surface qualities can be achieved. This makes internal chrome plating of diameters less than 8 mm possible.
Abstract of our cooperation partners
The experts in production and logistics support companies worldwide on their way to operational excellence.
COVENTYA manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals for the surface finishing industry.
Betz-Chrom is a member of the Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. (society for tribology).
IGOS assists us as an independent and competent partner for surface examinations.
Betz-Chrom – your partner for strong parts
In the sense of a trustful partnership, you will receive highly qualified technical advice from us that is tailored to your needs. We combine 70 years of experience in surface technology with an innovative and inquisitive corporate culture. Our quality awareness, our occupational health and safety management as well as our measures for environmental protection and energy saving are audited and certified according to DIN standards. As an on-schedule partner with high quality level, we constantly aim to find the optimal process solution for you.
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