Modern diesel engines remain some of the most efficient means of generating power from fossil fuels. For this reason, such engines are widely used for various heavy-duty off-road applications - powering ships, locomotives, power generators and earth-moving and agricultural equipment. For these applications, as for automotive engines, Tribobond™ coatings provide efficient protection against wear, while reducing friction in contacts with limited lubrication.
Application examples include:
- Anti-seizing Tribobond™ films for elimination of bronze bushes in steel/cast iron pistons
- Wear- and friction-reducing coatings in large-unit plungers and fuel injectors
- Specialty Tribobond™ coatings for heavy-duty gears
- Wear and scuffing protection in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders
Tribobond™ coatings are widely used for wear protection of components of large turbochargers, such as thrust bearings and seal rings. Bernex™ coatings offer solutions for anti-fouling in the turbine section of turbochargers.
Earth-moving and agricultural equipment
Certain coatings from the Tribobond™ portfolio offer effective protection against abrasion, a common issue for machinery dealing with earth and sand. Application examples include protection against abrasive wear on track pins and wear components of cultivators.