What Is Carbide? Part One: The Case for Tungsten Carbide
What Is Carbide? Part One
Good Earth Tools is a pioneer in the engineering and application of Cemented Tungsten Carbide.
But what is Cemented Tungsten Carbide?
Tungsten Carbide, or Carbide, is a man-made metallic/ceramic material containing a mixture of Tungsten, cobalt, and other alloying materials, including titanium and tantalum. Carbide was first used in the 1920s.
Tungsten ore was officially discovered in 1783. It is the strongest metal on earth, with nearly twice the tensile strength of stainless steel.
Carbide is about as dense as gold or lead, and is almost as hard as a diamond. It is twice as hard as steel and four times harder than titanium. Carbide is so hard that the only natural material that can scratch it is a diamond. These properties make Carbide ideal for the wear solutions that Good Earth Tools provides.
Next: Part Two: How It’s Made
Hammering Out Solutions
Good Earth Tools recently was approached by a customer to help develop a better solution for extending the life of their pulverizing hammers. This facility produces corn products – corn oil, corn sugar, corn syrup and such. It is so large that they have their own co-generation plant to produce electrical power and steam for the plant’s operation. The problem they were experiencing was in the co-gen plant, specifically the hammers in the pulverizer. This pulverizer is used daily to crush and size large amounts of coal. The hammers, which are located in the heart of the machine, would wear quickly and require replacement every four to six months – creating a huge amount of downtime, lost production, and headaches for the maintenance crew. The engineers at Good Earth Tools were able to investigate this problem and develop a Carbide solution that has proven to extend the life of the hammers from 6 months to 18 months! Have a hammer wear problem? The Good Earth Tools engineering group is ready to help! Call 636-937-3330 today!
Good Earth Tools Provides On-Site Fan Liner Repair
Did you know that Good Earth Tools can provide limited on-site Carbide liner repair for industrial fans? One customer recently took advantage of this service! It seems the customer had an emergency outage and could only be down for a few days. They noticed that the already 5-year-old fan inlet lips needed some repair work, but instead of removing the fan from the housing and shipping it to our facility for repairs, the GET crew performed the repairs on-site! This allowed the customer to get back up and running within their planned time frame! On-site Carbide repair is just one of the many services that we can offer, and is a facet of our world-class customer service. If you have tough wear problems and tight deadlines, give us a try! Contact the Good Earth Tools Sales & Customer Service Team today!
Good Earth Tools’ Solutions Outlast the OEM!
Good Earth Tools recently worked with a customer to solve a severe wear problem, and eliminate one of their largest maintenance headaches. The OEM steel corner scrapers and outside wall scrapers on their Voeller concrete mixer were lasting about three months, causing frequent downtime, quality issues, and slower production rates. Good Earth Tools developed Carbide-protected replacement parts that are still running at 15 months with no need for repair or replacement. That is an increase in operations of over 400% – and the parts are still fully operational! To see how Good Earth Tools’ Carbide solutions can help you, call us today!!
Good Earth Tools Provides Outstanding Customer Service
Good Earth Tools prides itself on its outstanding customer service team. When you call our customer service line, you’ll speak with a live specialist, not a machine. Meet Teri Gansner, a member of our GET team. For 23 years, Teri has been assisting customers with all of their needs. In her free time, Teri enjoys reading, cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her grandkids. Teri loves her job, and says our friendly customers make it the most enjoyable for her. If you need assistance or have a question about Good Earth Tools, call Teri today!
GET Corner Blade Outperforms Expectations
Good Earth Tools salesman Matt Olinger recently checked in with a customer to see how well their carbide-protected corner blade was performing. The blade was still performing well, and has already been in service almost four times longer than the hardened steel OEM blade. To find out how Good Earth Tools can help you with your wear problems, call 636-937-3330.