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When the Going Gets Tough: Tuf-Cote® Rope Hard-facing Solutions

When your application calls for a tough coating to protect against extreme process conditions, Tuf-Cote® ropes provide the ideal brazed hard-facing solution to increase service life & performance of your parts & equipment. 

Tuf-Cote® rope is a brazed hard-facing material that creates tough wear-resistant coatings designed to increase the life of industrial components by 3 to 10 times. These ropes impart coatings that are extremely resistant to abrasion, erosion, corrosion & oxidation at both ambient & high temperatures, making them the ideal hard-facing material for oil & gas, power generation, drilling, mining, waste treatment, steel production & other demanding applications.

Easy Application for a Tough, Economical Hard-facing Solution

Tuf-Cote® ropes require minimal capital investment to apply: Overlays are brazed onto parts using an acetylene-oxygen torch, which can be done in shop or on site. In addition to saving money in the application process, Tuf-Cote® ropes deliver extremely tough, wear-resistant overlays that significantly extend the life of parts & equipment.

Technically Superior Chemistry for Maximum Toughness

Chemically, Tuf-Cote® ropes feature a tungsten carbide base with a nickel self-fluxing matrix. These hard-facing materials are offered in spherical or angular forms, with a range of formulations designed to meet specific process needs. With tungsten carbide particles sizes up to 1.6 mm (1/16 inch), Tuf-Cote® ropes can deliver the optimal hard-facing solution for your application.


Tuf-Cote® Industry Applications

Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane Cutters - Saint Gobain Coating Solutions

Sugar Cane Shredder - Saint Gobain Coating Solutions

Sugar cane crusher, cutters, hammers, shredders.

Tuf-Cote being used to protect the edges of a sugar cane hammer from impact, thus increasing its life.

Brick & Tiles

Clay Extraction and Brick Making - Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions

Auger, edges of molding screws, pulverizer mill scrappers, cones, combs, crushing hammers, mixer blades.

Civil Works

Bucket teeth, grader scrappers, bucket liners, drilling bits, mixer blades for asphalt machine, wear plates, tunneling tools.

Mines

Lignite Mining Tools - Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions

Scrappers and bucket teeth, hopper linings, screens, feeder rolls, crushing hammer.

Food

Feed screws for sugar beets, palm oil press screws, mixer blades.

Agriculture, Forestry

Barking blades & tools, wear parts for farming tools, feeding screws for fertilizers, feeding screws for wood barks.

Waste Treatment

Scrappers, blades of centrifugal machines and mixer, edges of screw for water treatment equipment.

Foundries

Hopper lining, screens, scrappers, dosing valves, bucket scrappers, feeder screws, crushing hammers.

Dredging

Scrappers & bucket teeth, scrapper blades, bucket liners, teeth of dredging bits, cutter teeth, feed pipes.

Cement Plants

Concrete Mixer Blades - Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions

Centrifugal Fan Blades - Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions

Feeding screws, fan blades, mixer blades, mixer scrappers, dosing valves, feeding ports.

Drilling

Stabilizer blades, rock drilling bits, guides/sleeves, reamer.

Steel Making

Fan blades, hopper liners, screens, dosing valves, guides, teeth and crushing hammers.

Ceramic Industry

Mixer blades, scrappers of pulverizer mill, feeding screws, crushing hammers, extrusion dies, screws.

Aluminum Paste

Screws, extruder teeth, kneader components.

Mixing & Crushing

Cylindrical Crusher Scrapper Blade - Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions

Various mixer wear parts for TEKA®, Eirich®, Lödige®… scrapers, blades etc.


Saint-Gobain TufCote® Grades

Flexicord Tuf-Cote® Size of WC Particle Features & Benefits Physical Properties

Grade A

0.8 - 1.6mm
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Good erosion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Carbides: ~62% in weight, Pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 to 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade N

0.5 - 0.8mm
  • Very good erosion resistance.
  • Good abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Carbides: ~60% in weight, Pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 to 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade GM-S (Grey)

0.4 - 0.8mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Moderate abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate erosion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Significantly reduces machinery power required.
  • Carbides: ~60% in weight, Spherical and cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 3000 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade GM-S (Green)

0.45 - 0.8mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Moderate abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate erosion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Significantly reduces machinery power required.
  • Carbides: ~60% in weight, Spherical and pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 3000 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade PLS

0.4 - 0.8mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Very good anchorage of the carbides in the matrix.
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Good shock resistance and toughness.
  • Good thermal stability.
  • Carbides: ~67% in weight, Spherical WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade RSL

0.8 - 1.6mm
  • Excellent shock resistance.
  • Good abrasion resistance.
  • Good erosion resistance.
  • Good coatings for metal/metal friction.
  • Carbides: ~40% in weight, Pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)
 

Grade WCS M67

0.4 - 0.8mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Significantly reduces machinery power required.
  • Carbides: ~67% in weight, Spherical WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40  - 50 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 3000 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)
 

Grade WCS F

0.2 - 0.4mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Significantly reduces machinery power required.
  • Carbides: ~63% in weight, Spherical WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40  - 50 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 3000 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade WCS M

0.4 - 0.8mm
  • Excellent coating for metal/metal friction.
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Significantly reduces machinery power required.
  • Carbides: ~63% in weight, Spherical WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40  - 50 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 3000 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)

Grade HR2

0.8 - 1.6mm
  • Good abrasion resistance.
  • Good erosion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Carbides: ~60% in weight, Pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40  - 50 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)
 

Grade M

0.5 - 0.8mm
  • Very good abrasion resistance.
  • Very good erosion resistance.
  • Moderate shock resistance.
  • Carbides: ~60% in weight, Pure cast WC/W2C
  • Matrix: Self-fluxing NiCrBFeSiC, 40 HRC ±2
  • Organic Binder: 1 - 2% in weight
  • Overlay: WC hardness ~ 1800 to 2400 Hv300, Matrix hardness ~40 to 50 HRC, 14 g/cm3 (0.54 lb/in3)
 


The Tuf-Cote® flexi cords are manufactured in diameter 3/16", 1/4" and 5/16".

For more information, sizes, details, samples or a demonstration of the process, call us on 07 3823 1004, or contact us using our Contact Form.