Chrome Plating System

For hard chrome plating both steel and copper, this system works well without the fear of environmental watchdogs. It is not only safe for the employee, but also for our air and water.  The chroming system which can meet the requirements of national and local water and air regulations is finally available in an engineered system at acceptable pricing.

The Cronite Plating System is built into a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) cabinet.  The electrical D.C. power supply, gages, and controls are built above the cabinet at eye level, and the plating tank and rinse tank are at waist level at the front.

The Chrome Plating System includes:

  • A 12″ X 12″ X 13″ (30cm X 30cm X 33cm) steel tank made with a ¼” (6.3mm) thick lead liner. The outside of the tank is epoxy coated.
  • A 200 ampere @ 12 Volt D.C. Rectifier with a variable voltage control and gauge.
  • Two ½” round copper conducting bars; one for the lead anodes, and the other for the work holders.
  • A 1500 watt quartz heater with a temperature controller which is protected with an over temperature control safety and also a low liquid level control safety.
  • A clear plastic plating tank cover to retard evaporation and to direct fumes to the exhaust.
  • An exhaust plenum (ventilation system) made of PVC, terminating with a 4″ pipe connection.
  • A 12′ X 12″ X 13″ PVC Spray Rinse Tank with a recirculation system pumping through two ion exchange filters for capturing chrome contaminants.


Overall Dimensions: 36″ X 36″ X 50″ high

Power Required: 240V/208V, 60 Hz, 1 Phase, 10 Amp service

Exhaust Required: 250 CFM – with 4″ exhaust connection

Gross Weight: 650 lbs.

Necessary Items:

  • (4) EP1-250A 1 gallon Solution Concentrate.
  • (1) YP1-301 #1 Jig for holding copper plates 1-1/2 X 8.
  • (1) YP1-302 #2 Jig for holding copper plates 3 X 8.
  • (1) EP1-158A Hydrometer for testing the chroming solution concentration.

Highly Recommended Item:

  • (1) 250 CFM Epoxy Coated Exhaust Blower to atmosphere or to scrubber.

Optional Items:

  • YP1-304 (2) additional cartridges for Chrome Filtration System.
  • Exhaust Fume Scrubber to avoid contaminants going into the atmosphere.
  • Pre-Rinse Dip Tank placed between Chrome and Rinse Tank to “drag out” chromic acid from plates prior to rinsing. Includes plumbing to transfer water from Rinse Tank to Dip Tank.
  • Plastic Beads for retarding chrome evaporation.
  • EP1-157B Teflon Coated Thermometer for testing the chromic acid solution temperature.

Special Advice

* Note: Exhaust Fume Scrubber is required in most municipalities as a pretreatment of air prior to discharge. Please check local regulations.

* Note: Also see the Chrome Filtration Unit.