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Flitewear 2
Description

Postalloy® Flitewear 2 is a high carbon, chromium rich, molybdenum strengthened hardfacing alloy that produces a dense network of wear resistant chromium carbides in a tough alloy matrix. Recommended for applications subject to abrasion combined with moderate impact. It develops a very tight (3/8-1/2 inch) cross-checking pattern. It can be applied to carbon, low alloy, and manganese steels. Weld deposits can be used in hot wear applications up to 900°F (482°C).

Flitewear Hardfacing wires have been engineered to improve the efficiency and longevity of screw conveyors, augers, rendering screws and other similar components. They are designed with the OEM in mind, where environmental and production issues are unique. They offer excellent welder appeal and out-of-position welding capability. Bead configurations can vary from stringer to wide weave patterns. Welding arcs are smooth and quiet; smoke levels are extremely low; weld deposits are slag free and spatter-free.

Specifications
Product Type

Wire: Metal-cored, Open-arc or Gas-shielded
Deposits are slag-free.


Weld Deposit Properties
Hardness  
55-60Rc
Deposit Thickness  
2-3 Layers
Deposits cannot be flame-cut  
Deposits will check-crack to relieve stresses  

Applications

Foundation drills, Post-hole augers flights, Brick and clay augers, Hollow stem augers and auger flights.


POSTALLOY® Flitewear 2    Welding Parameters
 
Current: DC Straight or Reverse Polarity
Diameter Amps Volts Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm)140-200 18-24 3/4"-1"(19-25mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)170-30022-281"-1┬╝"(25-32mm)

Welding Procedure

When welding out of position, use .045 with reverse polarity and the lower range of amperages and voltages. Weld vertical down with 3/4"(18mm) wide weave beads. A gas cover will be helpful, especially when using a constant current power source and voltage sensing feeder.

Packaging Options
Diameter
Standard Packaging
Special Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm)
25 lb spool
220 lb drum
1/16" (1.6mm)
25 lb spool
220 lb drum