CYLINDER CAP IN ANTICORODAL ALUMINIUM

CYLINDER CAP IN ANTICORODAL ALUMINIUM

Why do we use aluminum?

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Aircom Cylinder Cap in Anticorodal Aluminium

 

Since October 2007, all AIRCOM guns are provided with the cylinder cap (part 28 for DA, BP and AB-HVLP) in Anticorodal” aluminum hardened by an anodization process.

 

Why did we choose it?

Anticorodal aluminum is an aluminum alloy alloyed with magnesium (0.4-1.7%), manganese (0.5-1%) and silicon (1-5%): its main advantages are good mechanical characteristics and excellent corrosion resistance.

 

How does anodization take place?

Anodizing is an electrochemical process by which a protective oxide layer forms on the surface of the treated metal and protects it from corrosion. In aluminum there is a real surface transformation: the bare metal reacts with the oxygen that develops during the electrodeposition process and forms aluminum oxide.

 

The advantage is a considerable about 7% reduction in the weight of the gun.

 

In addition, the new cap is interchangeable with the old one made of brass. Since 2001 we have already been successfully using a cap made of the same material on all our HT guns.

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