Hot-Dip Galvanizing

May 01, 2007

20170501-galvanized.jpgHot-Dip Galvanizing (HDG) is a value added feature that provides a longer lasting machine with improved corrosion protection and abrasion resistance. Though HDG has typically been reserved for machines operating in the most extreme global weather conditions, its benefits can be easily extended to all heavy equipment applications where customers demand extended product life and unequalled performance over time. HDG is superior to even the highest quality epoxy paints. 

CORROSION PROTECTION Rust takes hold most often inside structural steel, where the naked eye, and consequently paint sprayers have limited access. HDG provides a cathode and barrier protection that reaches every square inch of bare steel inside and out, stopping corrosion in the most vulnerable places.

COATING THICKNESS Zinc and steel alloying applied at 860˚F molten temperatures ensures a guaranteed uniform coating thickness unlike the variable properties of paint.

BOND STRENGTH HDG yields a metallurgical bonding strength that is 10 times greater than the mechanical bonding strength of paint.

ABRASION RESISTANCE Galvanized steel provides a durable scratch and impact resistant coating that significantly reduces the need for costly downtime repainting damaged exterior paint chips and scratches.

ATMOSPHERIC SERVICE LIFE HDG offers a service life of 75 years. 

Thor Global Enterprises Ltd. is the only telescopic stacker manufacturer to offer a fully-galvanized version of the revolutionary ThorStack2™ series telescopic portable radial conveyors. These machines are the most rugged, weather-resistant, maintenance-free and easy to operate stackers of their kind.