Industries

Canada Metal North America (CMNA) offers its products across different industries. Some of the major industries are:

AEROSPACE

AEROSPACE

In the aerospace industry, lead is an excellent and cost-effective choice used for load balancing aircrafts. Particularly for dynamic components, lead is an ideal metal due to its high density, which makes it better suited to the industry than other metals. Some of the core lead components used in the aerospace industry are extruded and cast counterweights that are made available in customizable shapes to fit any design need. Generally, these items are used as counterweights and/or damper weights for the aerofoils. Lead damper weights are effective in damping vibrations in the nose wheel during take-offs and landings. Due to the non-ferrous nature of lead, these items will not corrode and they have the added advantage of being the most compact material for this purpose given their high density.

ELECTROPLATING:

The electroplating industry has complex and varied requirements. To help protect from corrosion and contamination, the lead lining of tanks can be an excellent preventive measure due to its chemical resistance in these environments. The anodes used in the electroplating process must be of a high-quality and selected with precision based on the specific application. Lead and lead alloy anodes are cost effective, particularly in the initial phases of a project that requires electroplating. The needs of the application will dictate which format will be most appropriate from available options such as basket, grid, cored stick, stick, and plate anodes. Canada Metal North America also supplies zinc balls for use in zinc electroplating applications.

ELEVATOR

Whether installing a commercial elevator in a new building project or retrofitting an existing one, the advantages of lead counterweights versus other materials are clear. The high density of the metal makes for easier design accommodation when stack height, head room and space are considerations. When retrofitting an elevator to accommodate an increase in weight or load bearing needs, the high density of lead allows for the replacement of existing counterweights to increase the weight and provide the counterbalance necessary without a costly structural retrofit. Lead weights used for this purpose are poured, extruded, and cast in a variety of custom sizes and shapes.

HOSPITALS/VETERINARY/MEDICAL:

For the highest level of protection against x-ray and gamma radiation, the hospital, veterinary and medical fields look to sheet lead, lead bricks, blocks, and cadmium sheet. The malleability of cadmium sheet and sheet lead lend themselves to a wide variety of medical construction projects and uses where gamma ray protection is a consideration, such as in doors, walls, and frames. Where the specifications of a project require a material with greater thickness than sheet lead or cadmium sheet, lead bricks and blocks can offer a more suitable and flexible alternative. For dedicated shielded storage, industry professionals look to radioactive isotope containers or lead-lined storage cabinets in a wide range of formats.

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