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Chromium Carbide (CrC) Long Life Wear Plates

Our Hi Precision Plasma Cutter is in full swing. Catering for record order levels (Yes: Good News in Hard Times) the wisdom of purchasing this state-of-the-art equipment is paying off.  

stud05Stud welding is 30% better than countersunk holes in that they are higly reliable and accurate and leave no holes or bumps on the surface. They are also cost-effective and can be easily removed when worn out.

maxcsChromium Carbide alloys have wonderful properties.  They are cost-effective, extremely hard (1800 V.P.N.), heat resistant (up to 500°C), and when deposited by weld cladding have a hardness of 56-58 Rc.

Rio-Carb are specialists in the manufacture and supply of Chromium Carbide (CrC)  Long-life liners and components to the mining and allied industries.


Q: Why does CrC have such a Long-Life?

A: Look at the road outside. The hard stone pieces are held in place by a soft tar matrix. It lasts for years. Our CrC (with MaxCS™) works on the same principal. Chromium at 24% is “alloyed” to Carbon at 4% forming Carbides (CrC). These have a hardness of 1800 V.P.N. (very hard!) and are held in place by an iron (steel) matrix (”glue”).

Now you have our LONG-LIFE CrC liners!