We can apply hardfacing to components you have or we can source, hardface and deliver the components you need. Whether it be for farming, earthmoving or other high wear environment.
Our goal at Engaged Services NQ is to not only apply hardfacing but to develop hardfacing solutions which will extend maintenance periods and reduce downtime, using a combination of available technologies.
FEROBIDE is an innovative tungsten carbide composite material that combines a high level of wear resistance and toughness with the ease and reliability of a weldable material.
The unique features of Ferobide closes the gap between conventional tungsten carbide which requires brazing and weldable materials which have a significant lower wear performance. Ferobide is one of the world’s hardest weldable materials.
Ferobide is ideal in situations where brazing is not an option and for applications involving sliding wear. Ferobide has found its use in critical applications in several different industries such as agriculture, separation, mining, mixing, mineral processing and road maintenance.
During the last cane harvesting season we developed base cutter discs to be used as trials to gauge the performance of Ferobide tungsten carbide tiles against traditional hard facing, in a high wear/high impact environment in varying soil types. Initial results show exciting promise in the product and are consistent with results being seen in overseas trials, both in terms of wear and also application and repair-ability. In terms of impact resistance, we anticipate the loss of tile due to impact was influenced by disc design elements which were being trialed in conjunction with the tiles.
Original 'Ferobide' tile thickness of 6mm was used of the perimeter of the trial base cutters. Image shows less than 2mm of wear on the underside edge of the base cutter perimeter tiles
As the base cutters are pitched, the top side (leading edge) will wear more than the underside (trailing edge). This image shows the difference in wear between leading and trailing edges. Just over 2mm of additional wear to the leading edge of the perimeter tiles. Results show a total of 3.5mm of wear in the worst instance, compared to over 10mm in total wear of the Abrasocord 43 used in these trials.
This image shows the difference if wear between the Abrasocord 43 section of the perimeter in relation to the 'Ferobide'
When the base cutter was pulled from service, the second application of Abrasocord 43 had worn an additional 4-5mm. Total wear of over 10mm as opposed to 3.5mm of wear for the one application of 'Ferobide'
Ferobide exibits a resistance to dry abrasion 8 times better than 500HB hardened steels
Ferobide exibits a resistance to dry abrasion 4-5 times better than chromium-rich hardface overlay plates
Ferobide exibits a resistance to dry abrasion 3 times better than white cast iron (chromium carbide)
Ferobide exibits a resistance to dry abrasion 2 times better than 97% alumina ceramic
Ferobide exibits a resistance to wet abrasion 1.5 times better than pure tungsten carbide
Fewer replacement parts are needed when parts are hardfaced with Tungsten Chip.
Upon improving wear life with Tungsten Chip, this contributes to the equipment working and producing more per hour. This increases productivity and therefore your profits.
A longer service life means that you will spend less time replacing points, tips, blades, etc. This contributes to an overall reduction in total operating costs.
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