Roxon promises higher durability with wear range

Materials-handling and conveying tech company Roxon, part of Australia-based Nepean Conveyors, has introduced a new range of wear protection products for the mining industry
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The Roxdur wear products are available globally

Staff reporter

The Roxdur range of wear products is based on R&D by the Roxon engineering team, combining extreme hardness to minimise abrasive wear and iron-matrix technology to absorb impact, thus forming a "unique composite material".

"The metallurgical bond between the cemented carbide and iron matrix gives a composite material with very high-quality adhesion to the cemented carbide," the company said.

It also claimed that the iron-matrix technology could extend the life of fixed plant equipment by up to 20 times longer - compared with competitor products.

The Roxdur product range includes welding segments, edge liners and wear plates, suitable for low- to heavy-duty mining applications.

In order to satisfy the needs of its global customer base, Roxon said it developed a standard range of wear plates with a thickness of 30-50 millimetres; however, there are also opportunities to customise these depending on the application.

Roxdur product manager Oskar Larsson said: "Productivity losses and unplanned downtime due to wear-related breakdowns costs mining companies significant amounts of time and money each year. The use of wear-resistant products is crucial to everyday operations, particularly in hard-rock mining.

"We started developing [Roxdur] in 2018 and realised fairly quickly that we needed to combine the durable, but relatively brittle cemented carbide with some toughness to get the best of both worlds in a whole new material."

Currently, Roxon has three global patents pending for the range of products.

With operating facilities in Finland, Sweden and Australia, Roxon specialises in conveyor systems and components. Nepean Conveyors acquired the business from Sandvik in 2017, while reinstating its previous operating name.

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