As the demand for reliable and durable construction machinery rises, adequate protection against harsh environmental factors such as battery acid corrosion becomes even more critical. In this case study, we share how PAXCON Industrial Coatings provided a practical solution to protect the loader deck of a Liebherr wheel loader from the damaging effects of battery acid. Using the Pure-Polyurea formulation by PAXCON (PX-3350), the coating system proved robust, long-lasting, and fast-curing, providing ample protection against battery acid exposure.
Liebherr, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, required a coating solution to protect the loader deck of one of their wheel loaders from the damaging effects of battery acid.
A battery recycling company was using the wheel loader, and during the recycling process, the batteries were lifted and dropped, causing them to rupture and spill acid onto the loader deck. Over time, the acid caused the paint to crack and the metal substrate to corrode. Liebherr needed a solution that would provide robust and long-lasting protection for their equipment.
PAXCON Industrial Coatings, specifically the Pure-Polyurea formulation by PAXCON (PX-3350), was chosen as the ideal solution to protect the loader deck from battery acid.
PAXCON’s coatings are renowned for their exceptional durability, chemical resistance, and fast curing time. The loader deck was sand-blasted to remove existing coatings, debris, or corrosion. The surface was then thoroughly cleaned and prepared to ensure proper coating adhesion.
The PX-3350 coating was then applied by a certified PAXCON applicator, using specialized equipment and techniques to achieve the desired thickness and coverage. The coating was applied to a thickness of 3mm on the sides of the loader deck and 8mm in the centre, providing ample protection against battery acid exposure. The formulation of the PX-3350 coating dries in seconds, which means minimal downtime for the recycling company’s operations.
The PAXCON coating system provided a practical solution that met Liebherr’s requirements for robust and long-lasting protection against battery acid corrosion. The coating system effectively eliminated the cause of corrosion by preventing the acid from penetrating the coating and damaging the underlying substrate. The coating system is impervious to cracking, bubbling, or splitting, which can occur with traditional coatings.
In conclusion, PAXCON Industrial Coatings, specifically the Pure-Polyurea formulation by PAXCON by LINE-X (PX-3350), provided a reliable and effective solution to protect the loader deck of the Liebherr wheel loader from the damaging effects of battery acid corrosion. Liebherr was delighted with the application, allowing the battery recycling company to continue their operations without downtime due to equipment failure or corrosion. The PAXCON coating system has provided Liebherr and their customer with peace of mind that their equipment is protected and will remain in optimal condition for the foreseeable future.
If you’re in the construction industry and require a reliable solution for protecting your machinery from harsh environmental factors, we invite you to consider PAXCON Industrial Coatings. Contact us today to learn more about our coating solutions and how they can benefit your operations.