SSAB customer case - Sugar cane knives with longer service life

End customer
Industry
Agriculture forestry fishing
Raw material processed
Sand
Wear part
Equipment
Shredders / Knives
Temperature
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
< 10 mm / < 0.4 "
Solution
New solution
Hardox 600
Thickness
30
Service life
8 weeks
Key success factors
Improved service life
800%
General information
Name of center
SSAB
Description of the case

Steel grade: Hardox 600 

Thickness range: 10 to 30 mm 

Description: Knife for sugar cane crusher made from 20 mm Hardox 600

Previous material: S355 with hard facing 

Previous service life: 1 week
Service life: 8 weeks

Competitive advantage: Longer service life and 4 times less maintenance time due to no hard facing
 
Cutting method - Gas cutting 


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