The case for switching from traditional soluble anodes to modern insoluble anodes has never been stronger. With regulatory requirements discouraging hexavalent chrome processes, and the challenges of soluble anodes on a system, now is the time to consider switching to dimensionally stable insoluble BADGERCHROME mixed metal oxide anodes.
As an insoluble anode BADGERCHROME anodes add almost zero impurities to the electrolyte. Contrasting with lead and graphite anodes where operators need to closely monitor hazardous substances such lead chromate and lead oxide. Our clean running anodes make monitoring a micro-tuning process rather than a macro-tuning one.
As a dimensionally stable anode, BADGERCHROME anodes keep their shape regardless of usage duration. Anodes that dissolve over time require constant voltage adjustments to match anode current surface area to electroplating requirements. As a traditional anode dissolves, the product quality has constant creep downward in the ever changing system. BADGERCHROME anodes maintain a constant inter-electrode gap right up to the very end of anode life.
The final and perhaps the most beneficial feature of BADGERCHROME Mixed Metal Oxide anodes is we have the capabilities to refurbish any anode we have made. Where soluble anodes typically exceed their useful life relatively quickly compared to weight, BADGERCHROME anodes utilize a reusable titanium framework. After a cleaning and recoating process, BADGERCHROME anodes are ready for their second and third life, greatly reducing the lifetime cost of the anode.
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|BADGERCHROME SURFACE FINISHING ADVANTANGES|
|Constant voltage through anode life|
|Predictable end product quality|
|Proven lower anodic operating potentials|
|Increased energy savings through uniform current distribution|
|Increased flexibility in shapes and sizes for better coverage|
|High mechanical stability|
|High thermal stability|
|No breakdown product buildup|
|Recovery and replating services|
|Custom BADGERCHROME Design Parameters to Consider|
|Base Material: Grade 1 Titanium|
|Coatings: Iridium, platinum, and other mixed metal oxide as required|
|Coating Thickness: 0.1 µm to several hundred µm|
|Shape: Mesh, plates, sheets, tubes, rods, customized|
|Operating life: 3 years or per your specification|
|Electrogalvanizing (zinc plating), including steel strip plating|
|Precious metal plating|
|Hard chromium plating|
|Copper plating, copper foil production and copper foil treatment|
|PCB copper plating|