Schlötter on the ZVO-Oberflächentage in Berlin

The ZVO Oberflächentage (Surface Days) have a firm place in electroplating and surface technology. The most important goal of the Surface Days, which take place annually in September, is to link research and practice in surface technology. Core topics here are new areas of application for electroplated coatings, the increasing demands on coated surfaces and dealing with new legal regulations at EU and federal level. In 2023, the industry will meet in Berlin from 13-15 September. Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter GmbH&Co. KG will also be represented at the Surface Days (stand no. 5). Dr Stefan Henne from Schlötter’s R&D team will be giving a presentation entitled “Durable solution for connectors with exceptional properties: silver-graphite dispersion coatings” (in German) on Friday 15 September 2023 at 10.15 am.

In his lecture, he will look at the advantages of graphite components in silver layers. Even with a graphite content of only 1 percent, significant improvements in coefficients of friction, wear resistance and electrical resistance after load can be achieved. In electromobility, the question still arises as to whether these coatings can also meet the current and future increased requirements for temperature stability and number of mating cycles. In his lecture, Stefan Henne will present initial measurement results with a newly developed test stand and new testing concepts for tribological and electrical properties of coatings. In addition to coefficients of friction, electrical resistances can be determined at the same time. The number of measuring cycles as well as the normal force can be varied in such a way that even very demanding requirements for contact surfaces in plug-in connections can be examined.

We look forward to seeing you at the Schlötter stand.