Surface treatment of car rims

Surface Treatment Technology

Surface treatment well thought out

KSB is a specialist in the field of surface technology, offering products perfected for multiple applications. Their high level of quality ensures processes are secure and reliable.

Anything but superficial: the challenges of surface treatment systems

Surface treatment often involves aggressive and corrosive fluids – for example in wet chemical plants for printed circuit board production or in electroplating which uses acidic or alkaline processes. Tough conditions and an uncompromising operating environment place considerable demands on the components employed. Pumps and valves must be able to withstand these stresses in a wide variety of processes – and guarantee trouble-free, reliable operation at all times. At the same time, operating costs must stay under control.

The highest product quality for maximum process reliability

Whether they are specialists or all-rounders, all KSB products for surface treatment systems ensure your processes are smooth, reliable and low on maintenance. 

As well as offering numerous application-specific advantages, KSB system solutions, valves and pumps for surface treatment are also cost-effective. Using KSB automation products such as PumpDrive or MyFlow can minimise the number of different pump sizes required. The result is substantial savings in spare parts and energy consumption.
In addition, FluidFuture allows you to further optimise the energy efficiency of your plant and significantly reduce operating costs. 

KSB also works closely with industry customers and engineering contractors in surface treatment technology, meaning that you stand to benefit from comprehensive consulting expertise.

KSB products can handle any surface treatment task

Thanks to extremely durable materials and innovative technology, KSB pumps and valves can withstand the aggressive and corrosive fluids used in surface treatment systems, whether in cleaning and washing plants, paint shops, degreasing baths, pre-treatment, ultrafiltrate supply or disposal processes. They can be used in both immersion and spray applications.

Whether employed for degreasing, rinsing, activating, passivating, phosphating or electrocoating: Powerful pumps and materials combined with optimum control and monitoring of the pump system enable KSB to ensure that the fluid handled is available at the right time, at the right place, in the right quantity and at the right pressure. 

By paying attention to every detail and utilising materials specially developed in-house for surface treatment applications, KSB is thus able to meet the exacting demands placed on surface treatment systems by aggressive and corrosive fluids.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a wide range of products for surface treatment systems:

  • In-line pumps
  • Standardised/close-coupled pumps
  • Process pumps
  • Pumps for solids-laden fluids
  • Self-priming pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Various drive systems
  • Variable speed systems
  • Immersion pumps

Applications include

  • Cleaning plants/washing plants
  • Rinsing (spray and immersion) 
  • Degreasing baths
  • Activation/phosphating/passivation
  • Electrocoating (anodic and cathodic)
  • Supplying fully desalinated water/recirculation fluid/ultrafiltrate
  • Disposal processes

Your benefits

  • Optimum pumps and solutions for every application
  • Trouble-free, reliable processes, even with demanding fluids
  • Guaranteed consistent process quality
  • Gentle handling due to efficiently designed impeller geometries
  • Energy-efficient processes via KSB system products
  • Low life cycle costs
  • Comprehensive support including maintenance and repair
  • KSB is close at hand worldwide: in more than 170 service centres with over 3,000 service specialists
Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

Inspection service

Inspection service

KSB’s inspection service provides regular pump inspection and pump maintenance to ensure the reliable operation and increased availability of your system.

  • Preventing failures
  • 24-hour on-call service
KSB mechanical seals for pumps and valves

KSB Mechanical Seals

The mechanical seal is one of the most important components in any pump. KSB’s in-house shaft seals ensure that your system operates efficiently.

  • Longer service life
  • Reduced costs for maintenance and spare parts