Automation &
Linear Motion
Solutions

You can count on Bales to achieve the precise coating or finish you need, no matter your automation or linear motion application.

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Advance Your Parts Performance with Bales

As more systems become automated, the global automation and linear motion market continues to grow. Analysts forecast 7.2% growth from 2021 to 2026.* But manufacturers are struggling to keep up amid unprecedented unplanned downtime and supply chain disruptions.

You can improve productivity by choosing the right metal finishing solution—and Bales can help. We fuse science and craftsmanship to deliver exceptional results for automation and linear motion manufacturers worldwide.

Since 1978, we’ve been protecting metal surfaces in ways others don’t dare. From face rails to rollers, your automation and linear motion components will benefit from our legacy of customer satisfaction, integrity, and innovation.

* Source: ReportLinker.com

Improve mold performance for
automation and linear motion

Automation & Linear Motion Solutions
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Solve Your Abrasion and Release Issues

Automation and linear motion users need to maximize production. Avoid downtime caused by wear and sticking with Bales’ proprietary NIBORE™ and Diamond E.N.™ coatings.

NIBORE™

There’s a lot to love about Bales’ proprietary NIBORE coating™. It offers superior lubricity and release, excellent abrasion resistance, plus uniform plating.

  • 0.05 > Coefficient of Friction
  • 54 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.00005 to 0.0005” Plating Thickness Range

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Diamond E.N.™

Diamond E.N.™ provides exceptional abrasion resistance by combining Electroless Nickel and nano-sized diamond particles. With a low coefficient of friction, this proprietary coating can take on your wear and release issues all at once.

  • 0.10 Coefficient of Friction
  • 57 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.00005 to 0.0005” Plating Thickness Range
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Case Study: NIBORE™ Expands Mold Potential & Life

With the adaptation and implementation of automation in manufacturing, machines and systems can run 24/7. Due to this extended run time, a customer was facing excessive downtime due to mold sets, broken blade and ejector pin replacement, and customer delay.

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Are you facing corrosion, abrasion, or friction issues? Use our Coating Comparison Tool to quickly compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

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WE SERVE INDUSTRY

At Bales, we serve industry. Whether it's plastic injection molding,
medical or food processing - if its metal, we cover it.