The SAF-Holland range offers the ideal axle for commercial vehicles which regularly drive on icy and snow-covered roads: Thanks to a zinc-based coating, the SAF INTRA PC Premium Coated is resistant to the de-icing salts used in winter.
This allows trucks, tanker vehicles and silo vehicles to benefit from the longer service life of their axles and from the greater economic efficiency. The supplier for commercial vehicle parts offers a 10 year warranty on the additional coating.
De-icing salts ensure traffic safety on motorways, highways and inner-city roads covered in ice or snow. These salts, however, are controversial and their use is regulated in many places: De-icing salts are harmful to trees and plants at the roadside, pollute groundwater and cause corrosion damage on bridges, road surfaces and vehicles. In particular for trucks, which are frequently exposed to de- icing salts and their impact, SAF-Holland offers the weather-resistant SAF INTRA PC Premium Coated axle.
Premium Coated for a longer service life
The coating is applied using the optimised three-layer Premium Coated process: The axle is sand-blasted and a cathodic dip coating is applied. The component is then primed with a zinc-based powder coating, which protects against corrosion and offers good mechanical properties. As the zinc-based paint is applied using an electro-static process, it reliably reaches even hidden corners, recesses and cavities. The pro- cess is completed with a cover layer and a grey top coat which can be painted over individually.
Higher resale value from additional coating
“The high zinc content in the coating achieves excellent corrosion protection values – for long value retention and higher economic efficiency of the vehicles,” said SAF-Holland CEO, Alexander Geis.
The greater durability and the well maintained appearance of the axles additionally provide fleet operators with a higher resale value, in particular on high-quality tanker and silo bodies. Premium Coated is available as an option for all SAF INTRA suspensions in the nine-tonne range.
10 year warranty against corrosion
The SAF INTRA PC Premium Coated is ideally protected against corrosion damage caused by weather and dirt. SAF-Holland is convinced of the quality and economic value of the specially coated axle: As the first and currently only axle manufacturer in the trailer segment, the company offers an optional additional coating for nine-tonne axles.
In addition, the supplier for commercial vehicle parts offers a 10 year warranty on the coating which makes the axle ready for any weather condition.