What Are Abrasive Materials?
Abrasive materials (abrasives) are mostly used in abrasive tools for material removal. Abrasive materials are therefore abrasive, wear-promoting products.
Abrasive Materials and Wear in Separation Technology
Decanters and separators often process products with granular, abrasive properties. Continuous or long-running processes allow them to grind off material. The result is wear. In order to reduce this effect, operators use wear protection measures. Examples of coatings and materials are:
- Deposition welding or powder armoring
- Glued ceramics
- Tungsten carbide soldered or screwed in place
- Hard cast glued in place
- Plastic screwed or glued in place
Suitable materials, coatings, and the replacement of the affected components help to reduce the maintenance effort for the machine.
Horst Czichos, Karl-Heinz Habig: Tribologie-Handbuch: Tribometrie, Tribomaterialien, Tribotechnik, 4. Edition 2015