JD Neuhaus (JDN) is implementing a new environmentally friendly hydro coating on its industry-leading hoist range
The new Hydro Coating features a percentage of organic solvents that is less than three per cent, which is significantly more environmentally-friendly than the former hammer finish. In addition, the coating is silicone-free, which means no wetting failures, an important consideration for automotive or coating plants.
According to the company, further benefits of the Hydro Coating include optimised adhesion, high resistance to corrosion and oil and the potential to be diluted with water if required. It offers excellent surface quality, even when refitting, and complies fully with the volatile organic compounds (VOC) directive.
JDN’s hoists are rated for use in explosion and hazardous dust-laden areas up to ATEX Zone 2, with even higher classifications available upon request. This means that JDN equipment will not generate any sparks or electrostatic discharge.
JDN hoists are also required to offer full functionality at all times, regardless of the presence of contaminants such as dust, dirt, heat, cold or seawater. As a result, each component is actually manufactured to a level beyond its standard specification and rigorously tested to ensure that both performance and quality are maximised. In turn, this renders the hoists ideal for use in a wide variety of industries, from automotive, shipbuilding and steelmaking, through to food, glass, leather, printing and papermaking.