2 suspension legs (Phone).jpegANKOR Hard chrome processes for hydraulic bars and cylinders meet the demand of this market that is driven by low cost and high corrosion resistance. The ANKOR coatings are high in micro-cracks and free of nodules in as-plated condition.

Pre-plated 6m Hydraulics bars are typically plated in conventional rack lines or in more advanced and compact horizontal continuous plating lines with one or multiple tanks.

Hydraulic Cylinder is typically plated with single or multiple Hard Chromium coatings in vertical hoist lines or horizontally when the length and diameter is bigger. Our processes are suitable for all types of equipment.


Product Offering for Hydraulics:

  • ANKOR 1127 Plus – Predictable Adhesion, Best Thickness Distribution, Highest Brightness
  • ANKOR Hydraulics – Productivity, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability


ANKOR 1127 Plus – Predictable Adhesion, Best Thickness Distribution, Highest Brightness

ANKOR 1127 PLUS special etch-free catalyst system provides predictable adhesion on basically all substrates, even Stainless Steel, Nickel-Alloys and Chrome. The productivity is increased versus competitor processes by a minimum of 5% due to the improved thickness distribution. 


The etch-free activation enables nodule-free and pore-free plating of high micro-cracked chrome deposits, which enhance NSS performance. ANKOR 1127 PLUS is mainly used in Automotive, Job Shops, Oil and Gas and General Engineering applications.

ANKOR Hydraulics – Productivity, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability

ANKOR Hydraulics process features meet the demand of the hydraulic industry for low-cost corrosion resistance and high micro-cracked Hard Chromium coatings and sustainability.

The ANKOR Hydraulics process is a minimum of 5% more productive compared to other etch-free organic catalyst systems, increasing the output of horizontal continuous plating machines (single or multi-tank) and conventional hoist lines. 

The special ANKOR Hydraulics MS surfactant is an integral part of the technology, minimizing chrome nodules and micropores. It also keeps airborne emission low, helping the user to comply with emission regulations.

ANKOR Hydraulics OneSolution is ready to use single component replenishment product, including chrome, organic catalyst, and mist suppressant, simplifying handling of chemicals and avoiding the risk of dosing failures.

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ANKOR Features and Benefits:

  • Meets micro – crack requirement of >400 cracks/cm in as-plated condition
  • Meets NSS requirement of 96 – 240h, rating 10 (DIN EN ISO 9227)
  • Chromium layers are bright, free of nodules and micro-porosity
  • Specified thickness can be achieved in shorter plating time
  • Suitable for continuous plating equipment with single or multiple tank concept
  • Excellent application knowledge by a global hard chrome team
  • Six Sigma Methodologies