Loader bucket cutting edge with lower cost

General information
Name of center
SSAB
Description of the case
Loader bucket cutting edge in a gold mine
Material
Initial material – Casting protection
New material – Hardox 500 (Thickness, 50 mm)
Result
The same service life.
Cost was reduced by 70%.

End customer
Industry
Mining Movable
Raw material processed
Gold - Overburden
Wear part
Equipment
Cutting edges and lip shrouds
Temperature
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
10 – 300 mm / 0.4 – 12.0 "
Solution
New solution
Hardox 500
Service life
Same but cost was reduced by 70%
Key success factors
Lower initial cost
70% lower
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