Loader bucket dead bed gave longer service life

General information
Description of the case
The bucket has been lined with a dead bed of sorts made in Hardox 500 and a protection for the front lip made in machined Hardox 600. The material handled is sand with a 98% quartz content. The protection is welded under the front lip and creates a “sand cushion”, so direct sliding of the bucket on the sand is minimized, thus improving wear life. In the same fashion , the internal “dead bed” creates sand deposits that reduce the sliding wear. A year after the bucket is still in service and going strong, the former solution would have been repaired some 5 or 6 month ago and ready for a new patching.

End customer
Industry
Mining Movable
Raw material processed
Quartz
Wear part
Temperature
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
< 10 mm / < 0.4 "
Solution
New solution
Hardox 500
Service life
100% improved
Key success factors
Lower initial cost
70% lower
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