560-600Hv, controlled by maintaining precise chemistry and ceramic content.
The ceramic filler is distributed evenly throughout the coating thickness, with the % content optimised for a combination of wear resistance and toughness.
With certain proprietary refinements, Apticote Ceramic 2000 virtually eliminates streaking on cylinder bores, cylinder liners and engine blocks; a problem that often occurs with conventional cylinder bore coatings. It is caused by pick-up of metal from the bore by the piston ring, which then scores the bore surface.
Apticote Ceramic 2000 discourages cross-transfer of metal, even with chrome plated piston rings, and minimises any possibility of streaking.
The coating thickness after honing is 50 to 75µ, with ultra high precision on the final bore dimension.
The coating is precision diamond honed by skilled machinists, closely controlling the finish and size.
Apticote Ceramic 2000 can be applied to cast iron, steel or aluminium alloys, whether liners, cylinders or blocks.
1) For the OEM market worldwide
The Poeton customer base extends throughout Europe and across the Atlantic to the USA, providing a high quality, rapid turnround cylinder bore coating service for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Our customers come from the automotive, aerospace and defence sectors, and we meet rigorous quality specifications for volume, repeat business.
Poeton can coat all types of cylinder liner, using a multi-station plating unit. Flow rate, current density and the electrolyte chemistry are precisely controlled, ensuring consistent and reproducible results.
Poeton coat hundreds of cast aluminium alloy rotary housings (including for use in UAVs), employing a custom designed bespoke tooling , ensuring the highest quality control. As with all our production, 100% bonding to the substrate is confirmed by regular destructive testing (saw cut, fracture) of representative test rings.
Engine Blocks and Four-Bores
Cast engine blocks, including in-line, V6 and V8 configurations, and motorcycle four-bores are coated using dedicated manifolds. Bespoke tooling is required, being most cost-effective when there are multiple units to coat.
2) Motorcycle Barrels, including a service for the weekend racing enthusiast
Poeton coat all types of two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycle barrels, be they for motor-cross, karting, snowmobiles, off-road or GP racing.
As well as the OEM market, a proportion of our work on motorcycle barrels is for the lone racing enthusiast, someone who wants his engine refurbished in a hurry. For this we offer our unique ‘Cylinder Express’ service, a 4-day turnaround that returns your cylinder to pristine condition.
‘Cylinder Express’ – for more details and quotation, including how to prepare and send in your parts, contact Poeton at:
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