Wear Plate will outlast quenched and tempered steels by up to 12 times and white irons up to 4 times. This means that when compared to these other Wear Plates, cc1500 Wear Plate will provide increased wearlife for the same weight.
Wear Plate offers substantial weight savings for the same wearlife as heat treated alloy steels or white irons where handling or weight factors are a consideration.
Wear Plate is quickly polished by abrading materials, producing a surface with a low coefficient of friction. This discourages hangs-ups, maintaining the efficiency of chutes, bins, hoppers, buckets and other material handling equipment.
Wear Plate has a true weld-bead structure which produces a keyed-in interface of alloy and steel. This characteristic peak and trough interface results in a surface area between the alloy and steel backing which is up to 20% greater than with other duplex materials.
Wear Plate has very fine and consistent relief checking ensuring a low stress interface. This means that Wear Plate absorbs greater impact as well as being extremely conducive to rolling or pressing.
Rating Wear resistance under controlled testing procedures by NATA certified and approved experts produced the above typical results. They included tests for abrasion and impact under both high and low stress conditions.
However any rating is dependent on a number of variables, such as the type of testing procedure adopted, the type of test carried out (high stress abrasion, low stress abrasion), the load applied in the test, speed variations, calibration anomalies etc. Results “in the field” do vary markedly according to the type of material, impact loads, speed of flow, support structures, consistency of flow and material, particle size, particle shape, correct machinery calibrations and other criteria.
Hardfaced Wear Plate has achieved results as high as 30:1 over mild steel and as low as 12.6:1.
Attaching Hardfaced Wear Plate
Three of the most common methods to attach Wear Plate are:
Plasma arc is the preferred method, however, arc air and friction disc are also effective.
Hardfaced can be bent by either press brake or rolling (Wear surface inside) to a diameter of 600mm.
To form Hardfaced to smaller diameters (200mm min) it is recommended that 4mm on 8mm and 7mm on 10mm be used.
Forming Hardfaced with the wear surface on the outside, a minimum of 1 metre diameter is recommended.
Forming should be carried out at right angles to the weld runs.
The low carbon steel substrate of Hardfaced Wear Plate can be welded using normal consumables for MMAW and GMAW for mild steel.
The wear surface has negligible yield strength; hence no structural welding should be performed on this surface.
It is important when weld preparation is carried out, that any dilution from a structural weld into the hard facing will result in carbon pick up and likely cracking of the weld.
WEARCO started as Illawarra Wearparts in 1990. The company was bought by the current management 8 years ago and changed its name to WEARCO in 2007.
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