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Wire - Hardfacing PLATINUM CX-1800 (Gasless)

Long-Life hardfacing 'MIG' wire for ground-engaging equipment. Very high resistance to abrasion with up to 3-4 times better wear life vs basic hardfacing wires*... thanks to special carbide additives not found in other wires.
Recommended for metal-to-earth applications where wear is mostly caused by abrasion, with low-to-medium impact; points, tynes, buckets, teeth, screws, augers, grousers, etc.
Gasless wire for easy application. Available in 1.2mm in 15kg or 4.5kg spools. Requires minimum 140 amps, suitable for use with 200A-250A MIG welders.

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Image Image Part No. Description Unit of Issue Enquiry Qty
WIRE HARDFACING PLATINUM CX-1800 (GASLESS) 1.2MM  4.5KG WELDCLASS
WC-03766
1.2mm 4.5kg (200mm Spool)
Unit:
SPL 4.5KG
WIRE HARDFACING PLATINUM CX-1800 (GASLESS) 1.2MM  4.5KG WELDCLASS
WC-03766
1.2mm 4.5kg (200mm Spool)
WC-03766
SPL 4.5KG
WIRE HARDFACING PLATINUM CX-1800 (GASLESS) 1.2MM 15KG WELDCLASS
WC-03767
1.2mm 15kg (300mm spool)
Unit:
SPL 15KG
WIRE HARDFACING PLATINUM CX-1800 (GASLESS) 1.2MM 15KG WELDCLASS
WC-03767
1.2mm 15kg (300mm spool)
WC-03767
SPL 15KG
Also Known As:
Alternative to / replacement for Hyundai Supershield CrC
Disclaimer:
*Abrasive wear life vs basic solid and flux-cored hardfacing wires with Cr content of <15%. Any product application information on this web page is presented as "typical" and an indicative guide only, without guarantee or warranty, and Weldclass expressly disclaims any liability incurred from any reliance thereon. No data is to be construed as an official recommendation for any welding condition or technique by Weldclass. The correct product(s), settings and techniques will vary in each application and users should conduct their own research to determine the correct product and method to use in their situation. E.&O.E.

WHY USE PLATINUM CX-1800 HARDFACING WIRE ?
> High-performance, offering exceptional wear life
> Very high abrasion resistance, offering a wear multiple of ~600% vs mild steel
> Light-to-medium impact resistance
> Gasless flux-cored wire
> Available in 15kg and 5kg spools

APPLICATION INFO:
> Typical hardness 59-61 HRc (max hardness achieved with 2 layers)
> Ideal for ground-engaging agricultural and earthmoving tools subject to high abrasion and low-to-moderate impact

SURFACE PREPARATION:
> VERY IMPORTANT: Surface to be hard faced must be clean and free of rust, scale, grease, moisture & other contamination.
> If existing/old hardfacing deposits are loose they should be removed. (Hammer test can confirm bond strength of existing deposits, a "ping" indicates good bond and a "clack" indicates a separation layer which must be ground off).
> Buffer Layer / Pre-Heat: CX-1800 will typically weld easily to most common surfaces WITHOUT the need for buffer layer or pre-heat, such as mild & high carbon steel, cast steel, etc
> If applying to hard-to-weld steels, or hard-to-weld existing deposits, use buffer layer of 309 or 312 wire or electrodes. Whilst not essential, pre-heat of 150-350c may be beneficial.
> If applying to high-manganese (non-magnetic) steel, buffer of specialist high-Mn/Cr wire should be used.

OPERATING DATA:
> Polarity: DC+ (torch/wire positive)
> Typical parameters: 140-200A @ 18-22V
> VERY IMPORTANT: Amperage & voltage should be as low as possible within the recommended range. Applying excessive heat/voltage will reduce the performance and wear life of the weld deposit, due to excessive alloying with base material
> Layers: Suitable for multi-layering (up to 3 layers)
> Positions: Flat / downhand only (not suitable for vertical or overhead)

FINISH:
> Surface normally relief-checks (forms fine micro cracks) after welding
> Weld deposit is NOT machineable
> Weld deposit IS grind-able

SIMILIAR & ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS
> Hardfacing Electrodes - Promax 700 (general purpose, moderate abrasion & good impact)
> Hardfacing Electrodes - Platinum 943 (very high abrasion & good impact)
> Hardfacing Wire - Platinum SD-980 Solid (moderate abrasion & good impact, all-positional)

HOW DOES PLATINUM CX-1800 COMPARE TO HYUNDAI CRC ?
> Composition: Both wires carry a high % of chromium (Cr) for abrasion resistance - however CX-1800 includes additional proprietary carbide additives not found in other wires, for very high abrasion resistance and long-life
> Hardness: CrC = 54-57 HRc, CX-1800 = 59-61 HRc
> Wear-life multiple vs mild-steel*: CrC = 430%, CX-1800 = 600%
> Both wires are gasless, and are recommended for metal-to-earth applications where wear is mostly caused by abrasion, with low-to-medium impact
> Summary: CX-1800 can be used in all applications where CrC is/has been used, but will offer longer service life due to significantly higher abrasion resistance
*Approx, as per ASTM G65 standard

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