Hardfacing Electrodes

ES 60 R  / EN 14700: E Z Fe 6


E S 60 R Is Provides a martensitic deposit with considerable retained austenite. General purpose electrode, a good compromise for metal-to-metal wear, moderate impact and mild abrasion. Can be used on carbon and low alloy steel parts. Re-drying: 300°C / 2h

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
3.25 350 90 - 135
4.00 450 135 - 180
5.00 450 180 - 230

Welding Current

DC = + , A C OCV 65 V

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

50 - 54 ( HRC )

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades