HARDFACING STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOUR EXCAVATOR’S BUCKET

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In order to choose the right alloy for your hardfacing application you first need to determine the composition of the base material (the material that you will weld on) and then the service condition that the weld deposit will have to face (impact, abrasion, etc). Once you have done your homework and you know which alloy is the best for your application, you can now select the hardfacing strategy that will give an optimal protection to the area for which you want to increase the durability (you can always call Sodel technical support for help).

Here are few examples of strategies you can use depending of your particular situation :

DOTS STRATEGY

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When to use it : When your parts are subjected to several impacts, like in crushers.

How to depose it : You need to make a dot the size of about a 2$ coin and the distance between the dots must be half the diameter of the dot. So, if your dot has a diameter of 1’’, the distance between the circles must be at 0,5’’. You must use the same pattern that you find on a dice for the number 5.

Which Sodel products to use : The kind of products to use could be different depending of the base material of your part to be protected, the kind of rocks or soil where your equipment is working and the kind of resistance you are looking for. Contact the Sodel technical team in order to have the right products for your application.

CIRCLES STRATEGY

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When to use it : On the side of buckets in a way that the soil stays stuck inside and around the circles to protect the steel. Very useful for city works.

How to depose it : You need to make a circle of about 1” diameter and the distance between the circles must be half the diameter of the circle. So, if your circle has a diameter of 1’’, the distance between the circles must be at 0,5’’. You must use the same pattern that you find on a dice for the number 5.

Which Sodel products to use : The kind of products to use could be different depending of the base material of your part to be protected, the kind of rocks or soil where your equipment is working and the kind of resistance you are looking for. Contact the Sodel technical team in order to have the right products for your application.

LINES STRATEGY

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When to use it : Lines can be used to facilitate the flow or to avoid the material from coming out of the bucket depending on their orientation.

How to depose it : When you are mainly working in rocks, the lines are welded along the flow and their spacing depends on the size of the rocks. While when you are mainly working in fine material (sand, soil, small rock, etc.), the lines are welded perpendicular to the flow to retain the material in the bucket.

Which Sodel product to use : The kind of products to use could be different depending of the base material of your part to be protected, the kind of rocks or soil where your equipment is working and the kind of resistance you are looking for. Contact the Sodel technical team in order to have the right products for your application.

DIAMONDS-SHAPED STRATEGY

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When to use it : It can be use for multiple situations, it is a combination of the lines and circles strategies.

How to depose it : The lines are welded to make a diamond shape and their spacing depends on the size of the material.

Which Sodel product to use : The kind of products to use could be different depending of the base material of your part to be protected, the kind of rocks or soil where your equipment is working and the kind of resistance you are looking for. Contact the Sodel technical team in order to have the right products for your application.

You can contact our technical support team anytime in order to get the right product and procedure for your application. (support@sodel.com) / www.sodel.com / 1-800-363-1821

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