Hardfacing Electrodes

ES 55 R  / EN 14700: E Z Fe6


ES 55 R It is a basic coated electrode. Wear resistant weld metal has a high toughness value and exhibits a high resistance to cracking at operating conditions with high impact. The highest wear resistance is obtained after three passes. % 10 Cr content increases the wear resistance of the weld metal to the simpler forms of corrosive attack. The weld metal is resistant to softening up to 500°C. It can be machined by grin ding. Re-drying is 300°C min 2 h.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)


It is used for hard facing of alloyed and unalloyed steels. Worn surfaces of crushing tools in the mining industry, conveyor screws, excavator bucket and teeth, excavator and bulldozer blades, mixer parts screws of cement pumps, and cutting edges of cold worked tool steels can be hard facing with it. While there is no need to have a buffer layer for unalloyed steels up to St 70 ; or high alloyed steels, it is recommended to have a buffer layer with E 7018 or E 7018-1, and in special cases with E 307-15 or E 318-16. Hardening in oil or air at 950°C - 1000°C, Softening in furnace at 850°C.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
3.2 350 110 - 140
4.0 450 150 - 190
5.0 450 180 - 260

Welding Current

AC Min. 65 V. / DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

55 ( HRC )

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades