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Kingfisher Industrial introduce wear-resistant overlay plate

K-CLAD wear-resistant plate

Company now manufacturing its own maximum wear-resistance K-CLAD 800 range in house

IN support of industry’s fight against wear, abrasion and impact, Kingfisher Industrial, specialist manufacturers of wear-resistant process plant and equipment, have announced that the company is now manufacturing its own K-CLAD 800 series wear-resistant overlay range.

As the K-CLAD 800 overlay plate is manufactured in house within the UK, material quality (plate and powders), the deposition process, and overall flatness and thickness are controlled by way of Kingfisher’s ISO 9001 quality-control certification along with their Factory Production Control (FPC) procedures which underpin their ISO 1090 Execution Class 3 certification.

The production process – developed by a leading engineer who first produced this type of material in the 1970s – is a bulk-deposit method whereby a finely tuned balance of metallic powders and fluxes is mechanically deposited on to a mild steel base plate via a submerged arc fusion bonded process.

The type and amount of powders can be varied – the use of chromium iron, carbon alloy, chromium and tungsten carbide offering different characteristics to counter wear effects such as sliding, erosion and impact, as well as catering for the effects of heat fatigue and the corrosion concerns that are apparent in the handling of bulk solid materials.

Kingfisher’s new overlay system also incorporates state-of-the-art electronic technology that permits production of an overlay with total carbide saturation (TCS), which gives maximum wear resistance, extended whole-life use and cost savings.

The K-CLAD 800 range can be utilized in many industries, such as mining, power, cement and steel-manufacturing, where plant suffers from the effects of handling materials such as ores, cement, clinker, aggregates, coal, glass etc.

It can be supplied in sheet form for use by customers’ own mechanical fitters, in pre-designed tailored shapes to suit the internal geometry of particular fabrications, or as an as built unit where the structure and the lining system are incorporated into one assembly, thus reducing any joints or soft spots within the system due to its monolithic substrate.

Typical applications for Kingfisher’s K-CLAD 800 series include the protection of transfer chutes, vibratory feeders, screens, dumptrucks, hoppers and fan blades, where it can sometimes provide 40 to 50 times better wear resistance than mild steel. For more information about K-CLAD 800 overlay plate, visit Kingfisher Industrial on stand C17 at Hillhead 2016.

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