Hardfacing Electrodes

ES 60 GR  / EN 14700: E Fe 15


ES 60 Z It is a basic coated electrode that is highly resistant to abrassion wear caused by fine or coarse hard minerals. Concentrated Cr and Nb carbides have been finely dispersed in its structure. In corrosive environments, it gives a better resistance to wear caused by fine minerals than hard faced structures having an ordinary chromium carbide structure.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

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


Wear plates, dredgers, rock crushers, grinding hammers and rollers can be hard faced with it. It should be used for more than three passes. In applications requiring a thick deposit metal, E 307-15 or E 312-16 should be used for buffering. It is crucial to have a buffer layer with E 307-15 for % 12-14 Mn containing steels before hard facing applications.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
3.2 350 100 - 150
4.0 350 140 - 200

Welding Current

AC Min. 65 V. / DC { + }

Welding Positions


Hardness (HB)

55 - 57 ( HRC )

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades