Crop crushing knives with longer service life

General information
Name of center
SSAB
Description of the case

Crop cutting knives upgraded from Boron steel to Hardox® 450, 4 mm.  The service life was improved by 20% longer and production cost less 15% compared to old solution (due to the heat treatment which Boron steel needed).


End customer
Industry
Agriculture forestry fishing
Raw material processed
Grains
Wear part
Equipment
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Temperature
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
< 10 mm / < 0.4 "
Solution
New solution
Hardox® 450
Thickness
4 mm
Service life
+20%
Key success factors
Improved service life
20%
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