Elesa is promoting its chrome on plastic technology, which is particularly suitable for applications on machines and equipment whose parts, for hygienic reasons, must be frequently cleaned by using water jets or steam. It is therefore often a suitable replacement for stainless steel in many arduous or specialist situations at a very considerable cost saving.
Example items are the VC.692-CR lobe knob series for machine control, coupled with ERX-CR adjustable clamping handles and the CQT.FM-CR quarter turn lever latches for enclosure locking to IP65.
This chrome-finished polyamide technopolymer range is an expanding feature within the extensive Elesa portfolio of standard industrial components as the chrome-plating finish makes the surface finish semi-glossy and homogeneous to facilitate cleaning operations and is tested at -30degC up to +80degC.
The chrome-plated surface is resistant to wear, scrapes and shocks. In laboratory tests carried out at ambient temperature (23degC), the chrome-plated surface proved to be resistant to: sea water, detergents, acetone, ethyl alcohol, formic acid and chlorine solutions.