Parker features Global ShieldTM Advanced Anti-Corrosive Piston Rod Coating Technology for Solar Power Actuation Systems in High Humidity and Coastal Climates

Advanced coating can extend the service life of cylinder/actuator up to 8x when compared to conventional coatings, greatly reducing needed maintenance, rod replacement and solar panel downtime.

August 24, 2017 Las Vegas, NV- Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, continues to expand its advanced cylinder rod coating technology that resists corrosion up to eight times longer than conventional coatings. The Global ShieldTM coating was specifically designed to meet the corrosion, caustic, impact, chemical and salt water resistance requirements of challenging industrial and outdoor environments while avoiding the detrimental environmental impacts caused by current plating technologies. The coatings use will be featured on rod cylinders in Parkers Hybrid Actuation System, which will be on display in the SPI 2017 Parker booth #1545- At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV - Sept 10-13 in the solar panel actuation demo.

This highly engineered coating greatly exceeds the performance of industrial hard chrome and nitriding while matching or exceeding the corrosion resistance of costlier high-performance alternatives. It can be applied during original Parker cylinder manufacture or installed after-market, during cylinder maintenance through a process that is both efficient and environmentally responsible.

The coating was designed to meet the requirements of heavy-duty, outdoor applications with zero tolerance for downtime. It is ideally suited to a variety of applications that include renewable power generation, such as solar actuation solutions and related equipment. Global Shield is available as an option for almost all Parker cylinder sizes.

According to Michael Sell, Parker Cylinder Product Manager, "Development of the Global ShieldTM coating is a direct response to customer demands for a more advanced corrosion resistant coating." "Current customers in industrial markets are seeing decreased costs associated with operating critical equipment due to significantly lower rates of rod corrosion and seal failures," he added.

When compared to traditional coatings, Global Shield has the following advantages:
• Decreased Downtime: reduced maintenance intervals due to increased useful life of Global Shield coated components
• Increased Corrosion Resistance: submicron fully dense structure and increased plasticity eliminates micro-cracking
• Ease of Repair: significant reduction of base material corrosion reduces required processing for after-market repairs
• Environmentally Friendlier Coating: alternative replacement for chromium based coatings. Compliant with OSHA regulations and EU RoHS directive

In addition, Global Shield is a more environmentally friendly coating than current conventional coatings. The Global Shield coating process involves no chromium, no hexavalence, has no hazardous waste stream, and has no Personal Exposure Limit (PEL) concerns. The process is OSHA and EU RoHS Compliant (Directive 2011/65/EU).

For more information on Global Shield coating technology please visit our web page at : and view related Global Shield application reference in related brochure on Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) solar solution:

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