Industry demand high for wear resistant coatings
Hallamshire Engineering Services, a leading manufacturer of materials handling equipment, including pulleys, rollers and conveyors, has reported increasing demand for its specialist wear resistant coatings from the cement and concrete production industry as well as the brick manufacturing and mineral mining sectors as operators seek to improve the life expectancy and reliability of their equipment.
Specialising in the application of wear resistant coatings, Hallamshire Engineering Services is the exclusive UK supplier of TENROCK™ branded hardfacing materials. These include TENROCK™ 1000, a chromium carbide based product that is the mainstay of the TENROCK™ range. It offers market leading anti-abrasion properties and is used where resistance to high stress grinding abrasion is required.
Other coatings in the TENROCK™ portfolio include TENROCK™ 2000 and 3000 which are both tungsten carbide based coatings. TENROCK 2000 is a cast tungsten carbide that provides exceptional wear protection and enhanced service life, whereas TENROCK™ 3000 ensures increased shock and impact resistance and good overlay characteristics thanks to its fine spherical grain structure and high apparent density.
Tony Walters, External Sales Engineer for Hallamshire Engineering Services, explains: “Manufacturers are increasingly looking to extend the lifetime of their assets and are therefore seeking high quality hard facing coatings that saves cost and extends replacement intervals. We’ve seen an increase in demand for our specialist wear resistant coatings over the past 12 months, because they provide customers with major benefits in terms of enhanced longevity for a wide range of equipment.”
Hallamshire Engineering Services’ hardfacing materials provide a dense homogeneous coating from 2 – 10mm thickness, that offer high wear and impact resistance. The average density of the TENROCK™ 2000 and 3000 coatings is 13.6 kg/dm3 and they can be applied to a wide range of components including extruder sealing cones, pan mixer scrapers, soft mud mixer knifes, recycling plant spares and hammer-mill rotors. These tungsten carbide coatings are applied alongside atomised Nickel alloy powders, with hardness values generated by an optimised Chromium-Boron-Silicon content.
Hallamshire Engineering Services’ understanding of wear resistant coatings comes from almost 300 years’ experience in manufacturing conveyor and materials handling equipment, including drums and pulleys.
As a major worldwide exporter of bespoke equipment for the mining, quarrying, agriculture and recycling industries, Hallamshire Engineering Services has a proven track record of designing the highest quality products, and is part of Group Rhodes, one of the largest Original Equipment Manufacturers in its field.