Electrodes for Spark Plug Applications
From high quality alloys of the platinum group metals
High quality materials based on precious metals are being used more and more for electrodes in order to meet the requirements of today’s combustion engines (low fuel consumption, lower emission values).
Our electrode materials for applications in the center and ground electrodes of spark plugs are manufactured from high value materials of the platinum group metals. This means that the spark plugs achieve a service life many times greater than that of conventional spark plugs of non-precious metal. Heraeus is a manufacturer of materials for spark plug electrodes which are offered in the form of continuous and cut wires, rivets, balls, disks and crosses. Moreover, you receive customer-specific shaped parts and composite parts. Let us advise you before we give you a quotation.
Besides longer service life due to the wear and oxidation resistance of electrodes, our electrode materials based on precious metals offer further advantages: higher efficiency due to optimal fuel combustion and decreased CO2 emission. This means that future, more stringent environmental requirements can be met.
Specifications of Heraeus electrode materials for spark plugs
- Wire diameter for spark plug electrodes ≥ 0.20 mm
- Sheet thickness ≥ 0.15 mm
- Ball diameter ≥ 0.2 mm
- Pt alloys, e.g. PtNi, PtRh, PtIr, PtPd
- Ir alloys, e.g. IrRh, IrRe, IrRhRe
- Ru alloys
- Oxide infiltrated (DPH) materials
- Adjustable textures
Your advantages at Heraeus
- Long service life due to wear and oxidation resistant electrode materials
- Optimal ignition properties of the fuel
- Efficient motor technology which conserves resources
- Good workability and mechanical strength
- Minimization of costs through reduction in the use of precious metal in customer-specific designs
Customers from different areas such as the automotive and aviation industries as well as industrial customers generating energy using spark plugs are supplied with our electrode materials worldwide. The spark plugs are used in combustion engines burning liquid and gaseous fuels according to the Otto principle.
Take advantage of our competence in metals, precious metals and special metals, and ask for our technical expertise. Profit from the reliability which comes from the tightest tolerances in production. We are able to offer you this thanks to our many years experience. You can find a wide variety of designs at Heraeus. Moreover, you have the choice from a large number of alloys based on platinum or iridium. Let our experts advise you about your individual applications.
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We will be pleased to answer all your questions and to send you further information about our products or about the company. Send us your specifications today. We will be delighted to receive your inquiry and will deal with it without delay. Just write us an e-mail
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