An OEM crusher came with a steel lock nut. Unfortunately the lock nut had accelerated wear issues and was prohibitively expensive to replace. The mine contacted Penticton Foundry with their situation and asked if there was a solution that was less costly.
Penticton Foundry decided to use high chrome white iron because of its superior wear performance, but there was a challenge to overcome. High chrome white iron is not weldable. The design team and engineers came together and successfully solved the problem. Leveraging their years of experience with a dash of innovation, they cast in welded inserts.
The customer was very pleased with the cost which was one third of the price they would have paid to replace the lock nut in the first place.