Postle tubular wires and electrodes feature Reactive Core Technology

RCT ensures a controlled reaction between alloys and other elements during hardfacing, the company says.


Hardface Technologies, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of industrial hardface and wear-resistant products, has introduced Reactive Core Technology (RCT), an exclusive blend of “reactors” in the core of Postle tubular wires and tubular electrodes for hardfacing.

During the application of hardfacing, components in the core of the welding wire or electrode require energy to react and melt together to form the hardfacing alloy. RCT in Postle welding products ensures a controlled reaction between alloys and other elements, the company says, improving weldability and a stronger arc transfer.

RCT promotes the distribution of alloy ingredients to improve the microstructure of the finished hardface product. RCT also promotes carbide formation and refines grain structures to deliver optimum wear properties.

Hardface Technologies, a unit of Cleveland-based Postle Industries, designs and manufactures a broad range of hardfacing wires, electrodes and compounds that are used worldwide in thousands of industrial applications.