The basis of the DLC Xtended coating system is a hard a-C:H:Si layer known as DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). According to Rübig, this functional layer offers the best tribological properties and is used to improve the wear resistance of steel components while preserving an optimum corrosion resistance even in the most adverse conditions. The surface has water- and oil-repellent properties, thus enabling an easy elimination of impurities such as oils, lubricants, dust, abrasion marks (for instance from non-ferrous metals) and organic residues. By means of a unique combination of Micropuls plasma nitriding and hard coating, it is said to be possible to achieve a surface hardness of up to 1,500 HV with the lowest possible friction coefficient. This process, currently exceptional on the market according to the exhibitors, enables the largest and most complex components to be handled in a single procedure. As a result, a plasma-based coating process can be implemented in large machines and in the automotive industry.
High wear protection for steel material components
According to Rübig, a new functional layer serves to increase the wear resistance of components made from steel materials, and does so with optimum corrosion resistance even under adverse conditions.