Pistons, piston rings and piston rods of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators are subject to high wear and are usually protected with hard chrome plating or sprayed coatings. Tribobond coatings are a powerful alternative to these technologies.

The environmental limitations of chrome plating is forcing manufacturers to look for alternatives. For this application, sprayed coatings are often not cost effective, since the parts require grinding after processing. Tribobond coatings do not require post-finishing and are environmentally neutral, making them an ideal solution for hydraulic and pneumatic actuators.

Tribobond coatings are also widely used to treat components of hydraulic motors, pumps and transformers. These coatings shine in heavy-duty devices with high loads and low rotational speeds, when efficient lubrication is difficult.