(920) 858-3252

Super-C is a product of Tricon Wear Solutions LLC. Super-C is a composite plate consisting of a low carbon steel base plate and an alloyed wear resistant cladding. The unique Tricon cladding process produces a plate with a surface that is harder, tougher, and more wear resistant than plate obtained by any other process. The low carbon steel base plate enables the plate to be welded, bolted or studded to existing structures, while the cladding provides a premier wear surface capable of working in the most hostile environments. Super-C can be successfully applied in applications involving severe abrasion and moderate impact.

Super-C cladding gets it’s superior wear properties through careful metallurgical and process control. Maximum carbide concentration and optimum carbide alignment are achieved through a proprietary process and unique alloying, making Super-C superior to any other wear resistant plate available on the market.

Advantages / Features

  • Consistent hardness
  • Formable
  • Various thicknesses available
  • Controlled chemistry
  • Austenitic matrix with hard carbides
  • Small heat affected zone
  • High concentration of carbides
  • Controlled carbide alignment
  • Easily welded to most structural surfaces with Prime Arc electrodes.
  • Good impact resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Longer service life
  • Less downtime
  • Low overall maintenance costs
  • Complete inventories maintained for prompt service

Super-C Applications

Below is a partial list of typical applications for Super-C.

  • Flatback Elbows
  • Crusher Mill Liner Plates
  • Grizzly Bars
  • Impact Plates
  • Truck Body Liners
  • Shot and Sand Blast Equipment
  • Pug Mill Paddles
  • Railroad Maintenance Equipment
  • Farm Machinery and Components
  • Transitions T-Injectors
  • Target Plates
  • Drag Line Bucket Liners
  • Bucket Lips
  • Spiral Chutes
  • Screw Conveyor Flights
  • Longwall Pans
  • Transfer Chutes
  • Cones
  • Bucket Heel Plates
  • Chipper Components
  • Chutes
  • Conveyor Components
  • Cyclone Components
  • Fan Blades
  • Fan Housing Components
  • Crusher Hammers
  • Hoppers
  • Impellers
  • Screen Plates

Super-C Microstructure

The microstructure of Super-C is a mixture of high volume hexagonal shaped chromium carbides in a tough austenitic steel matrix. Through a proprietary process, the carbides are perpendicularly aligned to the surface of the clad, making them extremely difficult to dislodge or wear.

Surface Appearance

All Super-C plates contain “check relief cracks”. These cracks form transversely across the weld bead as the weld deposit cools and occur 3/4″ to 2″ apart. They are a inherent feature of this product and serve to relieve stresses within the plate. Studies have shown that the stress relief cracks propagate through the clad, but stop when they reach the low carbon steel base plate. The presence of check relief cracks prohibits the use of Super-C as a structural member. It is intended to be used as liner material for wear protection only.

Super-C Welding Instructions

Super-C is normally supplied with plasma arc cut edges ready for welding. Welding to carbon steel support structures is accomplished with Prime Arc Multi-Alloy 85 electrodes using the proper welding procedures. Care should be exercised to prevent the cladding portion of the plate from diluting the fillet weld.

Super-C  hardfacing electrodes are used to provide protection to the fillet welds. Support structures other than carbon steel, such as aluminum or manganese steel, will require compatible electrodes and procedures.

Cold Forming Super-C : Moderate forming can be satisfactorily performed in all thicknesses, provided adequate power is available and proper procedures are used. Generally, the power required to form Super-C will be approximately the same as required for low carbon steel. All forming should be done with the cladding on the inside radius to prevent spalling. Forming may result in an increase in cracking or chipping at existing crack sites.

Cutting Super-C:

Plasma arc cutting is recommended for shape cutting, piercing large holes and beveling Super-C ®. Cutting is most successful when cut is made from the low carbon steel sides, although some cuts may be made from the clad side. Conventional plasma arc cutting techniques and gases should be used.

Grinding Super-C:

Super-C cannot be machined using conventional methods. Grinding and EDM methods are the only proven satisfactory methods for precision removal of metal. When grinding, a hard-grit, soft-bond wheel is required. For non-precision metal removal and hole piercing, plasma arc and carbon arc gouging can be used successfully.

The Answer to your wear resistent steel challenges