- Flange Wear, Flange Fracture, Tread Wear and Tread Spalling
Using vacuum degassed, medium carbon steel forgings, the special Xtek heat treatment delivers a “contour hardened” tread with a 58+ HRC surface hardness. The effective hardened case achieved by the Xtek method of heat treatment extends 5 mm below the surface, while maintaining ductility in the base material to prevent breakage of the flanges or spalling in the tread.
Benefits of the Xtek Crane Wheel:
- Increased wheel service life, reducing maintenance expense (3 to 8 times)
- Vertical load carrying capacity is increased by 40% over common industrial crane wheels
- Extend rail service life
Xtek maintains an inventory of forged blanks. Standard delivery for hardened crane wheels for our Plzen manufacturing facility is 8 weeks, but can be reduced to a matter of days should that be required by our customers.
Please contact your Xtek Europe sales representative to discuss your specific application or any problems you are experiencing with your crane wheels.