Pushing the limits of bonded coatings
With Klübertop TN 01-311 A/B, Klüber Lubrication has launched a new type of bonded coating for metal components, which is particularly resistant to abrasion owing to the nanoparticles it contains. The nano-particles impart the binder system with additional strength, which significantly increases its resistance to abrasion and wear. The experts of Klüber Lubrication ascertained a service life extension by the factor 2 to 8 without leading to higher friction or even reducing friction values.
"Klübertop TN 01-311 A/B is one of the first bonded coatings on the market containing nanoparticles", says Rudolf Zechel, Product Manager Bonded Coating and Pastes at Klüber Lubrication München and NanoVer project manager. "Polyamide imide-based bonded coatings stand out for their efficiency in terms of wear and corrosion protection, load-carrying capacity as well as chemical resistance over a wide service temperature range. By adding nanoparticles, we could clearly increase the load-carrying capacity and wear protection. Another advantage for the user is the substantial savings potential, particularly when replacing expensive hard-material coatings".
Trend-setting for many applications
Klübertop TN 01-311 A/B is particularly suitable for applications subject to dynamic stress under high loads, e.g. clutch release sleeves, chains or hydroelectric aggregates. Other applications include: sliding bushes of clutch bearings, bearing cages of two-stroke engines, sliding components in ABS and injection pumps as well as all moving parts, for which a normal bonded coating is not sufficient and hard material coatings like DLC, CVD or PVD are not desired or too expensive.
Klübertop TN 01-311 A/B can easily be applied to metal components by spraying or drum-spraying.