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A method to counter abrasion in industrial parts and pieces

18.02.2003


Gaiker y Santa Ana de Bolueta Abrasión, S. A., have developed a novel, rapid and efficient method to reduce abrasion in industrial parts.



The considerable wear suffered by industrial parts and equipment and by extracting tools that come into contact with abrasive materials forces companies to make periodic maintenance breaks in normal activity, thus causing considerable losses in time and money.

Santa Ana de Bolueta Abrasión, S. A., together with Gaiker, have developed a novel method combining of the use of the valuable properties of ceramic tiles with the application of transformation methods currently used in the Aeronautic sector, for protection of the equipments with ceramic adhesives.


This novel method substantially cuts down the time loss due to stoppages for equipment maintenance and, moreover, increases up to 10 times the life of the tools used in sectors such as the energy utilities, steel-making, mining and the construction industry, amongst others.

Amongst the advantages offered by this new methodology we can underline the possibility of coating many different shapes and the reduction of time loss in production and maintenance processes. This is due to maintaining the conditions of the tool or part unchanged for a longer period, thus guaranteeing optimum working conditions, durability and homogeneity in the quality of the end-product.

The prototypes developed by GAIKER with advice and help from Santa Ana de Bolueta Abrasión, S. A., the project being grant-aided by the Basque Government and the Bizkaia Regional Government, have had a positive response throughout Spain and Europe from the sectors mentioned.

Contact :
Edorta Larrauri Teran
GAIKER, Centro Tecnológico
Larrauri@gaiker.es
(+34) 946002323

Edorta Larrauri Teran | Basque research
Further information:
http://www.gaiker.es

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