OUR CAPABILITIES

INDUCTION HARDENING

Induction case hardening is one of IHC’s areas of special expertise. Two induction hardeners change a bar’s surface properties and make it more impact-resistant while the IHCMS stores customer specifications, detailing case hardness and depth. Our consistent feed rates and controlled quench practice produce a homogeneous product with predictable machining characteristics. There are no surprises, bar to bar and order to order.

STEEL POLISHING

Because plating decreases chromium in the tanks, the IHCMS injects chromium after each plating cycle. Incorporated into the IHCMS is a 24/7, ion exchange chromium renovation system that continuously removes metals so the plating bath is virtually new for every plating job. Our filtration system moves from tank to tank removing micron-sized particles and filters each tank several times. We use a superior ventilation system that exceeds all EPA and OSHA standards. This combination is the world’s best chrome plating system and produces consistent perfection, bar to bar and order to order.

CHROME PLATING

To guarantee the best result, we use a proprietary plating solution and system wide IHCMS control. Nothing is left to chance. IHCMS precisely times, prioritizes, sequences and schedules your order. We continuously monitor the temperature, heat, cooling solution level, plating bath makeup and concentration, and we only use reverse osmosis treated water in the tanks to eliminate water-borne impurities.

Because plating decreases chromium in the tanks, the IHCMS injects chromium after each plating cycle. Incorporated into the IHCMS is a 24/7, ion exchange chromium renovation system that continuously removes metals so the plating bath is virtually new for every plating job. Our filtration system moves from tank to tank removing micron-sized particles and filters each tank several times. We use a superior ventilation system that exceeds all EPA and OSHA standards. This combination is the world’s best chrome plating system and produces consistent perfection, bar to bar and order to order.

CHROME POLISHING

After plating, bars or tubing are processed again through multi-station polishers and buffers designed and built to our specifications… As in the other processes, the IHCMS controls the process, so your order data is retained for instant re-call.

At each polishing belt and buffing station the bar’s finish is enhanced; and because the whole process is precisely controlled, the finished product is as perfect as a chromed bar or tube can be. They’re so perfect, and so beautiful… our chromed bars & tubes are often called, “Industrial Jewelry”.

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Part of Redefining the Standard, is our continual pursuit of improving corrosion resistance and the granting of three U.S. patents:

United States Patent Number 7,641,782 B2 Jan. 5, 2010
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING CORROSION RESISTANCE OF CHROME PLATED MATERIAL.

United States Patent Number 7,037,373 B2 May 2, 2006
APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING CORROSION RESISTANCE OF CHROME PLATED MATERIAL

United States Patent Number 6,808,751 B2 Oct. 26, 2004
METHOD FOR IMPROVING CORROSION RESISTANCE OF CHROME PLATED MATERIAL

These patents are just one more reason we are proud and confident that our chrome bars have no equal in the industry. They demonstrate tangible results in a continual improvement process to provide you with a better product.

ISO CERTIFICATIONS

The ISO 9001 standards state the requirements for a commercial entity to be certified for its commitment to quality management.

Our ISO 9001 Approval and Registration, tells our customers, and employees that the Industrial Hard Chromes companies are committed and willing to improve efficiency, and that they have an effective quality management system in place.

Implementing a quality management system to satisfy ISO 9001 requirements starts with establishing quality objectives, and communicating the objectives to all levels of responsibility within the organization. Once quality goals are set, the organization must evaluate the quality policies and determine whether they contribute toward higher efficiency.

The achievement of ISO 9001 certification was a proud day for our company because those certifications to an International Standard validated our on-going commitment to quality control for every order you place.

CATERPILLAR SQEP

Caterpillar SQEP is a certification program that encompasses and demands extremely high levels in a CAT supplier’s quality systems as well as commitment to continual improvement and deployment of an effective Six Sigma process within their organization. IHC is extremely proud to have been certified by CAT in the first year of this certification process and recertified each year since.

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