New TOPCOAT®107 project

This piston rod is being coated with the economic alternative for nickel chrome plating: TOPCOAT ®107. Watch the video

Successful development of Linear Positioning Measurement (LPM®) system

Griekspoor Thermal Coatings was the first coating specialist who developed its own integrated Linear Positioning Measurement (LPM®) system.
Recently developed coating TOPCOAT®107

Recently developed coating TOPCOAT®107

Our recently developed coating TOPCOAT®107 has besides an excellent corrosion- and wear resistance also another big advantage. Small impact damage can easily be repaired by simple welding. For a 90 seconds demonstration see above instruction video.
Carbide coating of a bearing of a high end screw pump

Carbide coating of a bearing of a high end screw pump

The photos show the chromium carbide coating before grinding of the lower bearing of a high end screw pump.

Rod revision with TOPCOAT® Ultra

It had to wait a little but the coating of the piston rod is finished!

Rod revision, preparing for coating (pre-machined)

This rod is now pre-machined and is being prepared for the coating process! Follow for update and read more....

Piston rods for heave compensation cylinder coated

In this movie you see one piston rod off a pair. The piston rods are 14.5 meters long each and will settle in a heave compensation cylinder in a large ship.

The right pre-machining quality (part 2)

To assure the delivery time and the projected costs quality of the rod is an essential factor. Therefore in this second article of the the right pre-machining quality, we provide you with a short overview of the quality checkpoints before supplying…

Ceramic coating on a 8,5 tons piston rod -part 2

Last week we posted about an 8,5 tons piston rod being prepared for ceramic coating. Click to see the end product!

Large piston rod of 8,5 tonnes coated

Griekspoor TC has coated a piston rod with a diameter of 360mm, length 10.500mm, and weight 8,5 tonnes. In the movie you see the rod being prepared for coating.

The right pre-machining quality

To really save time (reliable delivery times) and costs for both you as our customer and us as your supplier, pre-machining quality of the rods is an essential factor. Therefor is this article a short overview of the quality checkpoints before…

How to repair the propeller shaft of a ship

Follow the process of how to repair the propeller shaft of a ship that has wear damage.
Falzspitzen coated with tungsten carbide for durability

Falzspitzen coated with tungsten carbide for durability

Griekspoor Thermal Coatings has coated 22 Falzspitzen to extend their lifespan. Falzspitzen are cones in a folding machine for leaflets that wear out because of friction.

Piston rod ready for take off with TOPCOAT® and LPM®

This piston rod is ready for take off. We applied TOPCOAT®. Prepairing this piston rod with our 'standard' TOPCOAT® makes it suitable for almost all aggressive and corrosive environments.

Preparation for coating

Yesterday one of the piston rods that will be installed in a ship to harvest in the Dead Sea was coated.

Prepairing piston rods for the Dead Sea

Thermal Coatings will prepare 4 piston rods for a rough and intensive use on a ship that will sail the Dead Sea.

Our specialization; long and thin piston rods

Griekspoor thermal coatings is pleased to carry out their specialization in the coating of very long and thin piston rods. In this case for a foreign gouvernement!

Unreleased coatings tested in laboratory Thermal Coatings

Two unreleased coatings will be tested in our lab! The two rods are ready for an Acetic Acid Salt Spray test(according to ISO 9227 – AASS).
Stevensbridge - Leiden

Stevensbridge - Leiden

Our colleagues from Griekspoor bv have revised the “Stevensbrug” (Stevens bridge) in Leiden. One of the areas that needed repairing was the cylinder that raises and lowers the bridge. Griekspoor Thermal Coatings removed the damaged chrome plating…
Selecting the correct roughness

Selecting the correct roughness

The correct roughness of the piston rod coating is very important in the hydraulic industry. An optimum roughness has a positive effect on the lifespan of the rod coating and on the lifetime of the seals.
Come see TOPCOAT® 107 and more of our products

Come see TOPCOAT® 107 and more of our products

Griekspoor Thermal Coatings has recently developed TOPCOAT® 107: a nickel based super alloy blended with carbides. TOPCOAT® 107 is developed as an improved and very economical hard chrome and nickel/chromium replacement.
Vacature: Productieleider

Vacature: Productieleider

Vacature Productieleider Wij zoeken een productieleider. Wat we van je verwachten; 1. Positieve bijdrage leveren aan goede samenwerking en werksfeer. 2. Opstarten van werk (aan de hand van dag- en weekplanning) 3. Samenstellen van ploegen/bezetting…


Laboratory In the laboratory at Griekspoor several devices can be found that are needed to test and improve existing coatings as well as develop new coatings. Griekspoor can test coatings according to a range of standards, e.g. NBD 10300 (corrosion…


Coating for Cones Griekspoor Thermal Coatings is not only known because of its excellent coatings for the hydraulic industry but can also coat and grind/polish complex other products. These cones are used in the paper industry and have been coated…


Paint Griekspoor Paint Systems helped a nearby yacht builder when its painting department was at maximum capacity. Below is just a fraction of over 100 pieces that were painted in record time to much appreciation of the yacht builder. Reference…
hardness tester

Hardness tester

Hardness tester As a service for our customers and also to keep improving our quality Griekspoor recently installed a new professional Struers hardness tester. This is an important new item in our professional laboratory. Reference projects & News…
Expansion production capacity

Expansion production capacity

Expansion production capacity Griekspoor Thermal Coatings has great confidence in the future. We strongly focus on our customers to meet their specifications. Since establishing the in house laboratory we are able to test (acc. ISO, DNV/JIP specs)…
bridge railing

Taking work home

Taking work home When your colleagues from Griekspoor are overhauling a bridge near your home it is almost like taking work home. Especially when the bridge railing is repainted in your own company. A good example of Griekspoor an GriekspoorTC…

Griekspoor Linear Positioning Measure (LPM) explained

Griekspoor Linear Positioning Measure (LPM) explained This video demonstrates how the Griekspoor Linear Positioning Measure (LPM) works: a sensor detects the difference in the rod profile underneath the coating and conveys this information to a…

Coating small high-pressure-plungers

Coating small high-pressure-plungers Griekspoor Thermal Coatings recently coated some small high precision plungers for high pressure fluid pumps (>3000 bar). The coating and grinding capacity of Griekspoor is: length 23 meters, diameter approx. 1…
TOPCOAT® Ceramics

TOPCOAT® Ceramics

TOPCOAT® Ceramics An effective way of demonstrating our product. The customer supplies the base material, a piston rod, and we coat it. In this video the coating is Topcoat ceramics: a NiCr corrosion resistant intermediate coating and a ceramic wear…
Repaired by welding of a though and high corrosion/wear resistant tungsten carbide TOPCOAT®107

Repaired by welding of a though and high corrosion/wear resistant tungsten carbide TOPCOAT®107

Repaired by welding of a though and high corrosion/wear resistant tungsten carbide TOPCOAT®107 Griekspoor Thermal Coatings recently developed a very cost efficient and better coating alternative for galvanic nickel chromium, named TOPCOAT®107. Until…
lpm coating

LPM coating

LPM coating Griekspoor coated a rod with diameter Ø180mm and length 11.400mm. Not as long and thin as this one, but the Linear Positioning Measurement (LPM) profile made this rod challenging enough. In the end the rod was coated without any…

High corrosion- and wear resistant rod coatings

High corrosion- and wear resistant rod coatings Griekspoor Thermal Coatings is known as a one stop supplier for high corrosion- and wear resistant rod coatings. But one of the other assets of GTC is a professional and well equipped paint shop. In…
LPM profile check

LPM profile check

LPM profile check Griekspoor was asked to check the LPM (Linear Position Measurement) profile on a newly machined piston rod. The rod was too long to move under a sensor so it was done the other way around: move the sensor over the rod.…