How to Determine How Much Carbide You Need on Your Wear Parts
The question of how much of carbide material is needed for a given piece of wear part has been floated for many times. However, it has become very difficult to get a single answer for that because of the various reasons. First, it is important to note that the application of the carbide different from one set of wear parts to the other. For instance, a wood chipper wear parts’ carbide could be different from that of the waste shredder or horizontal grinder.
Various factors determine the amount of carbide that can be used to make the tool’s tip more effective. In this post, we are going to look at these factors that will greatly influence the quantity of the carbide on wear parts. Check out the following:
Extent Wear Down
If you are refurbishing wear parts after the carbide tip has been worn down, then the extent of wear down is one of the key factors that you need to consider. The equation is very simple. If you have most of the carbide material worn down, then you will definitely need a larger amount of carbide to restore wear parts. Therefore that is one of the key things that you need to consider when it comes to determining how much carbide is needed. It also means that less worn wear parts will require a little amount of carbide to have it restored in its original shape.
The carbide Pattern
The second thing that would greatly influence the amount of carbide used on wear parts is the carbide pattern. If you look at most of the wood processing machine wear parts, you will notice that they come in different carbide patterns. For instance, you will find 4-weld patters insert, or the 6-weld side insert. These are some of the common patterns, and both have a different pattern. The 4-weld side pattern will definitely require less carbide while compared with a 6-weld one. That is another thing that would make a huge difference. Note that there are also the 8-weld carbide inserts.
Application of the Tools
The other thing that you need to consider is the application of the wear parts. In the case where the tips/inserts are to be used in for grinding tough or abrasive woods, then you may need to have more carbide to extend their lifespan as well as improve their performance. These are some of the factors that can influence the amount of carbide you need for wear parts