Mar 28

UK Electroless Nickel Plating Specialists

As specialists in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC have tanks up to 10 meters in length with a lifting capacity of up to 20 metric tonnes.

This length and lifting capacity are unique to NiTEC. No other electroless nickel plating company in the UK have tanks of this size. The maximum competitive solution is actually only 3 meters in length. We have the facilities and expertise to plate parts for large applications.

Our turnaround time for all of our services cannot be beaten. We have 5 production lines and the capacity and speed to turnaround work very quickly. Our standard lead time is 5 days, but we have been known to turn parts around within 24 hours. Our competitors in the metal plating industry offer a 3-5 week lead time.

Here at NiTEC, we also offer supporting finishes for our plating services which include bright tin plating, matt tin plating, bright copper plating, shot blasting and heat treatment.

nickel plating large objectsElectroless nickel plating for parts of all sizes

Despite our speciality in plating large components due our large capacity tanks, we also take on much smaller jobs and will happily plate all sizes of component no matter how small. As a metal plating company, we regularly electroless nickel plate components such as small pins and connectors, as well as large castings which may weigh up to 25 tonnes.

NiTEC’s range of treatments, metal finishes and coatings can be applied to a wide range of component types and environments, ranging from very hot to very cold conditions, environments with high levels of pressure, very dry or wet conditions.

To find out more about the range of metal finishes that we offer including electroless nickel plating, diffused nickel plating, copper plating, shotblasting or heat treatment, visit the NiTEC website for more information, call us on 0845 224 3571, or email us at info@nitec-enp.co.uk.

 

Mar 07

Nickel Plating for the Packaging Industry

As specialists in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC have recently had an influx of orders for electroless nickel plating grooved rolls used in the packaging industry.

We are able to plate objects of up to 20 tonnes in weight, and are the only company in Europe with the capacity to plate such large components.

The grooved rolls are typically used in packaging, can weigh up to 5 tonnes and measure 12 metres in length. As packaging material passes over the rolls at speeds of 1200 metres a minute, these huge components have particularly tight tolerances.

Commercial Director of NiTEC UK, Marcus Hill, said: “Grooved rolls are enormous pieces of equipment. We are the only electroless nickel plating company in Europe to be able to handle such a large component, so naturally we see a number coming through our doors.”

Electroless nickel is the only type of plating suitable for this purpose because it provides a uniform coating, is very corrosion resistant and resilient to wear.  Manufactured using mild steel, the grooved rolls are coated with 30-50 microns of electroless nickel. They typically spin at very high speeds and therefore need to be perfectly balanced.

“With other surface treatments, the part would need to be plated and balanced afterwards,” says Marcus Hill. “But with electroless nickel, we are able to balance the grooved rolls, and then plate them, which is far more convenient for everyone.”

If you would like more information about NiTEC’s capacity to plate large objects, please visit our website, contact our friendly team on 0845 224 3571, or email us at info@nitec-enp.co.uk.

Dec 10

Large Capacity Electroless Nickel Plating

NiTEC are leading specialists in the process of electroless nickel plating. 

As a plating company established in 1978, we have developed a wide range of techniques and developed leading technology within the plating industry.

High end plating services, cost effective price

NiTEC are able to provide a high-end nickel plating service at a cost-effective price. We have a total of 5 production lines with a standard lead time of just 5 days. The number of production lines in operation means that our capacity is efficient, our prices reasonable, and our turn around fast.

How big are our electroless nickel plating tanks?

At NiTEC, we have tanks up to 10 metres in length. In addition to these large tanks, we also have a lifting capacity of up to 20 metric tonnes, meaning that we can plate very large objects with ease.

The size and lifting capacity of the facilities at NiTEC are unique in the UK, as the maximum competitive solution is only 3 metres in length. We can plate parts of all sizes, from small pins to large applications such as oil pipelines.

Our onsite laboratory facilities ensure that all our metal plating processes are closely controlled, maintaining a consistently high level of quality.

If you have a large component that you need nickel plating, but are concerned about size restrictions or weight, contact NiTEC on (0)845 224 3571, email us at web@nitec-enp.co.uk, or visit our website for more information. We have the capacity to plate very large components and are rarely defeated!