ENDEP 11 RHC an electroless nickel plating process formulated to deposit a semi-bright to bright, high phosphorus – nickel alloy exhibiting high intrinsic corrosion resistance which is lead and cadmium free.
ENDEP 11 RHC is capable of deposition rates 0.3 to 0.5 mils per hour without sacrificing bath stability. Optimum phosphorus levels of 10 to 12 are usually obtained at plating rates of 0.3 – 0.5 mils producing optimum corrosion resistant deposits.
ENDEP 11 RHC is supplied as a three-component liquid system. ENDEP 11 RHC A and ENDEP 11 RHC B are only used for bath make-up. The bath concentration is maintained with ENDEP 11 A and ENDEP 11 C.
Advantages of the ENDEP 11 RHC process include:
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|Phosphorus Content Range
|10 - 12 (wt. %)
|880 °C (1620°F)
|450 Knoop Hardness
|Magnetic Properties (Coactivity):
|Nitric Acid Test:
|Hydrochloric Acid Test
|Hardness (as plated)
|480 - 520 Vickers
|Wear Properties (as plated)
|Taber Index Value
|15 – 18 mg/1000 cycles loss
|Corrosion Properties RHC7
|1000+ hrs. Salt Spray Test ASTM B11
|ENDEP 11 RHC A
|6.0% by volume
|ENDEP 11 RHC B
|18% by volume
|to operating volume
To ensure proper operation of the ENDEP 11 RHC system, the solution chemistry must be maintained between 85% and 105% of initial activity. This is accomplished by measuring and monitoring the nickel metal concentration via a standard EDTA titration.
The ENDEP SYSTEM is designed to be replenished in a 1:1 of the 11 RHC A and 11 RHC C.
Upon determination of the nickel metal concentration, additions of both ENDEP 11 RHC A and ENDEP 11 RHC C or ENDEP 11 RHC D are made based on the following calculation and/or replenishment guide.
To increase the nickel content by 1 g/l, add 1 litre of ENDEP 11 RHC A per 100 litres of plating solution.
To increase the reducer content by 1 g/l, add 2ml/ litre of ENDEP 11 RHC C.
The ENDEP 11 RHC D is designed as a self regulating pH system and to raise the reducer by 1 g/l, an addition of 2 ml/litres of ENDEP 11 RHC D.