Wear exists in many different forms and is often specific to industrial applications and environmental factors. For example, a rock drill bit needs to withstand the impact of airborne rock particles, whereas the bolt-on edge of an excavator bucket needs to resist the effects of abrasive rock being dragged across it.
In this webinar, Adam Hylén, Marketing and Technology at Ovako SmeBox and Patrik Ölund Head of Group R&D at Ovako explain the four wear mechanisms and how they combine for industries.
They will also introduce the Ovako Wear Index 2.0 as a way to evaluate which material properties are most important to resist the specific form of wear in an application.
WR-Steel, which stands for wear-resistant steel, includes a broad range of grades with many different hardness levels, dimensions and steel grades designed to give a wear-resistant advantage when making products exposed to a high degree of wear and where service life is important.
The whole idea is to combine cost efficiency at the manufacturing stage, with the right wear resistance in the end product. The WR-Steel mission is to optimize the wear resistance of end products and, at the manufacturing stage, give the customer the flexibility to form, shape and weld the steel to fit defined engineering needs precisely.
With three main metallurgies of billets, blooms and ingots, the WR-Steel product range includes more than 30 different types of boron steel and special grades for mining applications.
Over 680 special profiles supplied close to net shape are available alongside many different sizes of hot-rolled round and flat bars and grinding media. All products cover a wide range of hardness levels, in order to be flexibly tailored to different needs.