Specialist Steel Profiling for Heavy Wear Applications

Specialist steel profiling for heavy wear applications demand unique production and heat treatment technologies to promote elevated material strength and hardness without compromising the formability of the product. Well recognized methods harden ferrous alloys via heating them to a temperature specific to their chemical composition and quickly cooling them in a liquid bath or inert gas.

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This hardness can subsequently be minutely reduced through tempering to enhance the ductility of the material, causing a proportional drop in strength. While these techniques have been used in metallurgy for hundreds of years, they continue to present issues for manufacturers of abrasion resistant screening solutions.

Finnish steel specialist Miilux has created an exceptional technique for manufacturing unique abrasion resistant steels that are capable of being formed into curved, perforated steel sheets and tubular steel mesh without compromising mechanical strength. While standard screening solutions are traditionally hardened and formed, the Miilux technique involves profiling soft, heated steel prior to the hardening step. This betters the yield strength of the screening product and offers end-to-end hardness for the most challenging applications.

These assets make Miilux screening solutions perfect for use in hard-wearing applications, for instance the mining and earth moving sector. This article will look at the applications of Miilux steel screening solutions in more depth.

Miilux Screening Solution Products

Miilux steel screening solutions are most often applied in the mining industry to enhance the abilities of heavy-wear and earth-moving machinery.

Highly-formed Miilux plates are regularly used to manufacture curved steel panels to keep drilling and earth-moving equipment protected from abrasive media. These plates are offered in thicknesses of 5 – 120 mm and include tensile strengths of up to 2,000 Newtons per square millimeter (N/mm2).

The enhanced wear resistant qualities of Miilux steel grades offers unmatched safeguarding from geological abrasion across the full length and width of the component, allowing manufacturers to support the most susceptible mechanical points of key drilling and mining equipment.

Miilux screening steels can also be employed to manufacture pleats or grouser bars to enhance the traction between continuous vehicle tracks and the earth, especially in mining applications. Disturbed soil, geological granules, and powder particles can be challenging for equipment carrying heavy loads, complicating the matter of moving material from pits or quarries. Pleated grouser bars supplement tracks with maximized surface areas and enhanced grip to guarantee the safety of equipment operators and maximize the speed of critical mining processes.

Miilux screening plates and grouser bars are offered in a number of distinct steel grades that display enhanced abrasion resistance over HB400, HB450, HB500, and HB600 grade steels.

Screening Solutions from Masteel

Masteel is an industry frontrunner in suppling abrasion resistant steels for heavy wear applications. They provide a wide range of high-yield strength steels and custom Miilux screening solutions appropriate for mining applications in some of the most challenging conditions on earth.

Miilux Screening Solutions for Heavy Industry Applications

Finnish steel specialist Miilux is well-known for manufacturing novel abrasion-resistant steels that are capable of being profiled into complicated geometries without compromising the mechanical strength of the product. These unique screening solutions are developed by forming the steel while it is still hot and malleable prior to the pre-formed material is quenched. As well as enhancements to product formability, this improves the yield strength of the steel and delivers end-to-end hardness for better abrasion and impact resistance.

Miilux screening solutions are typically used for protective paneling on heavy industry transporters and earth-moving equipment, and pleats for vehicular tracks. Additionally, Miilux steel grades have been used for ballistic protection due to their tensile strengths of as much as 2,000 Newtons per square millimeter (N/mm2) and reduced weight profiles because of their perforated form.

This article will look at the use of Miilux screening solutions as protective paneling for heavy industry applications.

Heavy Industry Screening Solutions

Abrasion resistant steels are usually grouped by their Brinell hardness value, which dictates their resistance to impacts and abrasive forces. This feature is determined by measuring the scale of penetration by an indenting material, usually a high-hardness metal such as tungsten carbide. The Brinell hardness number of a product is applied to quantify its hardness range (HBW), one of the most common test standards globally.

Heavy industry components commonly need protective paneling or screening solutions with appropriate mechanical hardness to withstand nonstop abrasive impacts of varying scales. Fine particle abrasion and mechanical gyration can lead to steady mechanical wearing and eventual mechanical failure.

Usually engineers overcome this issue by utilizing abrasion resistant steel grades with high HBWs. This can be difficult because high-hardness metals are usually inappropriate for heat-treatment and therefore cannot be shaped into complex profiles.

MAS500 AR is a steel resistant to abrasion with an HBW of 450 – 540, depending upon the thickness of the product. It maintains good degrees of formability for profiling but is inappropriate for heat treatment because this would substantially affect the strength of the material.

Miilux screening solutions avoid this problem by finishing component profiling prior to quenching. This offers excellent mechanical strengths across multifaceted structural profiles with perforations, pleats, and curves. Miilux steel grades are offered with a hardness range from 360 – 420 up to 570 – 640 HBW.

These exceptional screening solutions are used in combination with recognized abrasion resistant steel grades to guard complicated machinery and to reinforce structural pain points. Drill heads, seams in mechanical plating, and personnel platforms or seats are usually supplemented with Miilux screening solutions to offer lightweight protection from a multitude of abrasive elements.

Screening Solutions from Masteel

Masteel has formed a unique collaboration with Miilux steel to offer high-quality steel screening solutions to clients worldwide. Please read about the applications of Miilux screening solutions in more detail, or contact them for a quote on any of their abrasion-resistant screening solutions.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Masteel UK Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Masteel UK Ltd.


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