Element Six, part of the De Beers Group, reports that it is set to launch the HD™ Series, a new range of heavy-duty tools designed to provide superior performance, extended tool life and improved reliability for milling and reclaiming operations.
The HD Series, which will be fully available in 2022, combines a new larger body and washer disc with Element Six’s premium MasterGrade™ carbide. The tools’ larger body contains more steel which leads to extended tool life and increased wear resistance, improving performance in highly abrasive conditions where the steel body typically wears quickly.
The HD Series will provide operators with a choice of four new MasterGrade tips, enabling them to select the tool that best meets the need of their application, achieving superior performance while reducing overall tool costs.
Element Six’s MasterGrade carbide uses the company’s proprietary ‘nanotechnology’ to enhance the cobalt binder matrix and optimise wear without impacting the bit’s toughness. These carbides are said to result in a versatile bit that offers increased operating efficiency compared to competitor products.
Markus Bening, Sales Director for Mining, Road, & Wear Parts at, Element Six, stated, “The HD Series will provide milling and reclaiming operations with improved overall performance and flexibility to ensure that the tool matches the application in question. The tool’s increased size makes it suitable for highly abrasive conditions and enables operators working in those conditions to utilise the toughness of MasterGrade.”