Hardsurfacing wires are impact, abrasion resistant

September 16, 2008

Designed to provide impact and abrasion resistance, Hobart Brothers McKay® VertiWear® 600 and VertiWear® AP hardsurfacing wires help increase part life, prevent excessive equipment wear, and reduce the need for extra parts inventory, the company states.

The 600 wires are suitable for repairing dragline chain, mill guides, and coupling boxes, while the AP wires are suitable for crusher jaws and cones, dragline buckets, and high-impact applications.

Designed for mild- and low-alloy steel components that are prone to moderate abrasive wear and medium-to-high impacts, the 600 wires deposit a multipurpose, martensitic steel alloy and feature good slag removal to help ease cleanup and improve productivity, the company states. The AP wires are designed to provide an easy-to-remove slag and are suited for build-up or overlay on austenitic manganese or carbon steel, as well as for joining austenitic manganese steel to manganese, carbon, or low-alloy steel.

The 600 wires are available on 25-lb. spools in diameters of 0.045 in. and 1/16 in. The AP wires are available in 0.045-in-dia., 25-lb spools. Both wires are suitable for out-of-position, multipass welding and can operate with either a 100 percent CO2or a 75/25 argon/CO2shielding gas mixture.

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