1. Durability

Zinc/Nickel coating with more than 1,200 hours resistance to red rust / base metal corrosion under practical conditions
Easily surpassing the requirements of the highest corrosion protection class K5 as defined by the VDMA, the German Engineering Association
S ignificantly reduced tendency to corrosion by contact with other metals (such as Aluminium and Stainless Steel)

2. Wear Resistance

Improved abrasion resistance due to the ductility /plastic deformability of the Zinc/Nickel coating
Resistance against all commonly used hydraulic media

3. Conformity

Zinc/Nickel coating free of hexavalent chrome Cr(VI)ELV compliant according to 2000/53/EC (End of Life Vehicles Directive) REACH compliant according to 1907/2006/EC (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) RoHS compliant according to 2002/95/EC (Restrictions of the Use of Hazardous Substances)

4.Operational Safety

 Pressure resistance clearly exceeding the requirements of the ISO 8434-1 and DIN 2353 standards for many parts
Suitable for applications with nominal pressures up to 800 bar in the Heavy Series and up to 500 bar in the Light
Series All parts have been designed with a four-fold safety on the nominal pressure (unless otherwise stated)

5. Efficiency

Enhanced efficiency and cost-effectiveness due to increased pressure resistance: Significantly smaller tube connectors of the Light Series can be used instead of the Heavy Series while fully maintaining the standard dimensions, and thus reducing weight, mounting space and assembly forces

6. Easy Assembly

Smoothed outer support surfaces of the cutting ring, thus minimising friction losses during the assembly
A clearly visible material raise in front of the first cutting edge indicates that the assembly has been successfully completed
Good paint adhesion properties  Little to no risk of triggering allergies amongst the users due to minimum Nickel release