Energy enhacer wipes for wheel balancing CAPLINQ

Wegmann automotive tests Aculon’s Surface Energy Enhancer Wipes on Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheel balancing

Usu­al­ly, wheels with shiny alu­minum coat­ing such as Alcoa Dura-Bright™, don’t have the desir­able adhe­sion to lead on the wheel bal­anc­ing process.

Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes can improve this shear Adhe­sion between Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheels and lead weights. (You can learn more about how Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes can increase adhe­sion to sur­face in this arti­cle: Increase adhe­sion of wheel bal­anc­ing lead to Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheels)

There­fore, Weg­mann auto­mo­tive, com­pa­ny leader on wheel bal­ance weights, sub­mit­ted Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes to tests, and the results were very pos­i­tive.

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Wegmann automotive tests Aculon’s Surface Energy Enhancer Wipes on Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheel balancing

The test fol­lowed spe­cif­ic con­di­tions in sam­ple prepa­ra­tion:

  • Con­di­tion the tape for a min­i­mum of 24 hours to con­trolled room tem­per­a­ture con­di­tion (23°C) before assem­bling sam­ples.
  • Clean Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheel sur­face using 100% Iso­propyl alco­hol and a paper tow­el. Allow wheel sur­face to dry (2–3 min­utes).
  • Remove Acu­lon wipe from pack­ag­ing and rub back and forth over the wheel sur­face. Allow the sur­face to dry for 3 min­utes and then remove any remain­ing debris with a paper tow­el.

Aculon’s Surface Energy Enhancer Wipes increased shear adhesion compared to using no primer

Sam­ples were con­di­tioned with ther­mal shock, room tem­per­a­ture, and humid­i­ty. This ther­mal shock was per­formed man­u­al­ly by trans­fer­ring sam­ples from a freez­er set at ‑30°C to an oven set at 80°C repeat­ed­ly over 7 days.

In every sam­ple set test­ed, Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes increased shear adhe­sion com­pared to using no primer.

When Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes was used, the wheel sur­face present bet­ter bond with the weight and the tape. Also, tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions and humid­i­ty did not cause any neg­a­tive reac­tion between the sur­face.

Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes are the only solu­tion for sur­face treat­ment avail­able. Designed to increase the adhe­sion of lead, thus improve the wheel bal­anc­ing process.

Vis­it CAPLINQ.COM to learn more about Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes. You can also con­tact us if you have any fur­ther ques­tions.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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