Hard Facing - Build Up

Thistle Roller Company offers a wide range of Hard Face build-ups and thickness covers. Every roll regardless of cover type experiences superior quality coatings with a dramatic low cost. Thistle can guarantee the quality due to years of experience and the caliber of our equipment.

General Build-up equipment list:

* TAFA Arc Spray coating system (yearly technical upgrades)
* Praxair Complete Plasma Unit (Unit includes all adaptable components)
* SIFCO Plating Applications (mobile use available)
* H.V.O.F Coating (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel)
* Welding: Mig / Tig / Arc (various material welds available)


TAFA Arc Spray:

Arc Spray coating technology provides stronger bond strength, greater density, lower internal stresses, greater thickness capabilities, and high quality microstructure

Materials options: Aluminum combinations, Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Molybdenum, Titanium, Iron Chrome, Carbon Steel, Cobalt and many Thistle Roller Proprietary metal blends. All materials are wire based for single & multi-blend purposes.

Applications uses: Wear resistance, Part Restorations, Journal Repairs, OD / ID Build-ups, Shielding, Corrosion Protection, Electrical Conductivity and other Multiple Uses.

Ideal Industries: Paper, Corrugated, Textile, Roofing, Aerospace, Oil and Steel.


Praxair Plasma Unit:

Praxair Thermal Spray offers a wide range options from high volume production requiring high quality, uniform, and repeatable coatings, to lower volume applications where rapid retooling and system flexibility is required. Praxair Plasma Unit is a powder feed system. Thistle Roller has industry recognition for thermal spray with grind finishing capabilities.

Pure Metal & Alloy options: Aluminum, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Molybdenum, Nickel, Tungsten.

Ceramic / Carbide options: Aluminum Oxide, Chromium Oxide, Zirconium Oxide, Chromium carbide & Tungsten Carbide.

Applications uses: Wear resistance, Part Restorations, Journal Repairs, OD / ID Build-ups, Shielding, Corrosion Protection, Electrical Conductivity and other Multiple Uses.

Ideal Industries: Paper, Corrugated, Textile, Roofing, Aerospace, Oil and Steel.


SIFCO Plating:

SIFCO Plating technology provides plating build-ups in critical areas where tolerances are important. SIFCO can be used in-house or as a mobile unit. Instead of re-plating the entire part or roll, consider spot plating your damage. However, the SIFCO process should not be confused with Thistle Roller's Hard Chrome process or Division.

Materials options: Currently, 15 pure metals and more than fifteen alloys can be electroplated onto virtually all of the commonly used metals and alloys.

Applications uses: Wear resistance, Part Restorations, Journal Repairs, OD / ID Build-ups and much more.

Ideal Industries: Power Generating, Marine, Aircraft, Printing, Industrial Equipment, Steel Mills, Pulp & Paper and Mold Repair and all Machine-plating needs.


HVOF Coating:

HVOF Coating technology offers low porosity and very high bond strength. HVOF systems spray tungsten carbide and chromium carbide. This system is a likely candidate to replace chrome plating with no tank limitations. Achieve higher cover thickness without microcracking that will not lead to poor adhesion.

Materials options: Tungsten Carbide, Chromium Carbide and call for updated materials.

Applications uses: Wear resistance, Part Restorations, OD / ID Build-ups, Chrome replacement (due to wear resistance), and special Roller covers.

Ideal Industries: Corrugated, Pulp & Paper, Steel Mills, Aircraft, Industrial Equipment, and all Roller web machine needs.

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