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Real Steel New Zealand wins Hardox Wearparts Award

Company selected for innovative design of laminated rotor for mining impact crusher
2016-07-05 05:00 2472

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand-based steel solutions provider Real Steel has been named the first winner of the Hardox Wearparts Award, a competition introduced this year by SSAB to provide recognition to Hardox Wearparts centers for their innovativeness and product successes for applications in the aftermarket.

Real Steel receives Hardox Wearparts award
Real Steel receives Hardox Wearparts award

Real Steel is one of more than 200 Hardox Wearparts centers located worldwide that provide wear parts and wear services for industries including quarry, mining, forestry, transport and recycling, among others.

For this application, Real Steel worked on site with their customer, Sollys Contractors, that provides transport, construction and earthmoving services, and was looking for a solution for their rotor discs that wore out quickly. Working together with Real Steel's wear engineers, they designed a laminated disc made from Hardox 500 and Hardox 550.

The result: total wear life of the rotor increased by three times and production costs were reduced by 30 percent.

Previously the rotor discs were hardfaced which was time consuming and expensive. The uneven wear on the rotor discs required that they be removed frequently and re-hardfaced and balanced. Frequent hardfacing led to fatigue and cracks in the base metal.

"Our solution extended the wear life while removing the hardfacing and need for re-balancing the rotors," said Luke Mathieson, Managing Director, Real Steel. "The solution also created even wear on the rotors."

Real Steel also redesigned the base plate of the rotor upgrading it from AR400 to Hardox 550. In addition a recess was machined into the disc to allow for Hardox 600 wear plate to be inserted where the main wear occurred.

"We are pleased to offer Real Steel this award for their innovation which was selected among several entries from Hardox Wearparts centers around the world," said Nancy Matos, Market Development for SSAB Services. "This is one of the great benefits our centers gain from being a part of the Hardox Wearparts network - the ability to share ideas and gain inspirations from other centers to help grow their business."

Two other centers received awards - Herman Johnson in Sweden won second prize for their Toolox bucket and Ethalon Service in Russia won third prize for their shredder knives made of Hardox 600. The award ceremony took place on June 2, 2016 at Real Steel's company headquarters in New Zealand.

Laminated rotor for impact crusher, the winning entry
Laminated rotor for impact crusher, the winning entry

 

View video of winning entry.

Hardox Wearparts is the world's leading provider of wear parts and wear services. With more than 200 centers in more than 65 countries, there is always a Hardox Wearparts center close to you. Hardox Wearparts is a part of SSAB, the manufacturer of Hardox wear plate. www.hardoxwearparts.com

For more information, please contact:

Claes Lowgren
Director Wear Services, Asia Pacific
claes.lowgren@ssab.com

Kris Chua
+65-9299-1622
kris.chua@ssab.com

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Source: SSAB
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