"Lightweight construction in timber transport?"
What sounded "exotic" some time ago is now a main aspect when purchasing vehicles for timber transport. ACHLEITNER recognized this trend early on and has been manufacturing the lightest vehicles on the market for years. This is achieved, among other things, through the use of high-performance steels. The standard cathodic immersion coating (KTL) gives the vehicles long-lasting surface protection, which significantly increases the vehicle's service life.
What is an immersion bath painting (KTL)?
Cathodic dip painting (KTL) is an electrochemical process in which the object is coated in a bath of aqueous dip paint under a direct voltage of 3,000 volts and 220 to 290 amperes. The environmentally friendly immersion primer we use is free of heavy metals and black - similar to RAL 9005. The layer thickness with which the paint is deposited on the component depends on the part geometry, is between 10 and 40 µm and can be precisely controlled via the system . After the application process, excess residues of the dipping paint are removed in a rinsing zone. In the next step, the coating is baked in a KTL drying oven for approx. 20 minutes at 230 °C. The lacquer layer cross-links to form a homogeneous, closed film. This creates a coating that is solvent and corrosion resistant and resistant to acids and alkalis. Since the primer penetrates even the smallest voids, we can even coat components with complex structures evenly and manufacture large quantities. Our clients from the automotive, commercial vehicle and agricultural machinery industries also appreciate this!
This gives the carrier significant competitive advantages through a higher payload, and fuel and operating costs are reduced.