Hello World – hydraulic seals

Announcing an amazing onsite plating service.

Don’t replace the hydraulic seal only…

‘Restore the chrome surface

Hydraulic Seals

SPS Selective Plating Services a company based in Melbourne Australia now provide the missing link for a successful hydraulic seal.

‘They address the chrome surface that the seals slide on’

Throughout the world the ability to electroplate a damaged cylinder in place is not in the thinking of engineers as most simply do not know it exists. Therefore the only approach has been to ignore the chrome surface defects till seal failure eventually occurs. Unfortunately, this will have the ensuing downtime associated with disassembly, offsite processes to re-chrome and re-grind which can cost weeks before returning for re-assembly. However there is a solution for this problem and it is delivered by an onsite plating service with the amazing ability to restore these surfaces in-situ (with hydraulic rams still attached to machinery). This service is of immense value as a maintenance process to overcome such downtime concerns that can completely shut down a production facility. The service is ideal for large hydraulic rams such as press rams that are difficult to remove from machinery. Although SPS Selective Plating Services never engage directly in seal installation or supply they are fully committed to work ‘in conjunction’ with all hydraulic or seal companies in Australia to provide a complete and successful solution for their clients. (see more)

Press Rams

22 press rams on a huge vulcanizing press were repaired by in-situ electroplating in the year 2000. The chrome surface was severely scored on all 22 rams. Work was performed in conjunction with a major Australian seal supplier and the amazing results are still evident in over 17 years of service.




For further information and project discussion please call 0411 354 561 and visit www.spsplating.com.au

Hello World – Crane Services and Inspections

An amazing onsite electroplating service to assist crane servicing and inspections

SPS Selective Plating Services Pty Ltd a company based in Melbourne Australia announce a world leading capability to assist certification engineers and crane companies with onsite electroplating in the repair of damaged rams or cylinders on cranes.

Extension Cylinders

When damage occurs on mobile crane extension cylinders the physical size of these cylinders present great difficulty as plating tanks are generally unable to accommodate their entire length (up to 12 meters or more). Furthermore crane downtime is considerable as the entire chrome surface must be removed followed by re-plating and cylindrical grinding to restore the finished size.
We overcome all these problems by plating onsite without tanks or immersion. The defective areas are able to be rebuilt on premises and the surface finish restored with outstanding results. Most operations are completed within one or two days and we will work in conjunction with operators maintenance periods or a 10 year inspection program to address any damaged rams or cylinders on the crane. (see more)

Outriggers and luffing cylinders repaired in-situ

If outriggers or luffing cylinders are observed with physical damage we can restore them in-situ without removing them from the crane. This maintenance procedure will prevent the immanent downtime to the crane when seal failures occur. (see more)

These images are typical of damages we repair on a regular basis

Visit www.spsplating.com.au to observe further detail and video of our capabilities.