A distinct characteristic of BITE® is free graphite in a pearlitic or bainitic matrix. This microstructure provides excellent bite and resistance to fire-cracking. The graphite also imparts a lubricating quality, which gives good 'release' to the bar and aids in heat dissipation. The excellent hardness penetration makes this grade suitable for all types of section mills, but is particularly effective for deep sections for finish profiling, rails, beams and channels.
Heat treated Cr-Ni-Mo alloyed pearlitic / bainitic cast steel, containing free graphite
|GRADE||BITE® A||BITE® B||BITE® C||BITE® XC||BITE® XCC|
|APPLICATION||Roughing, Intermediate and Finishing Stands for Medium Section and Heavy Section Mills||Roughing, Intermediate and Finishing Stands for Medium Section and Heavy Section Mills||Roughing, Intermediate and Finishing stands for Medium Section and Heavy Section Mills||Roughing and Intermediate for Universal Mill Rings and Sleeves||Intermediate and Finishing for Universal Mill Rings and Sleeves|
|C%||1.4 - 2.1|
|Ni%||0.6 - 1.3|
|Cr% + Mo%||Up to 1.5|
The hardness adjustment is obtained during a complex heat treatment process.
For production, we need a range of 5 ShC which needs to be specified in the roll order.
Our technical team can help to determine the most suitable grade, degree of hardness and manufacturing method to meet with individual mill conditions and specifications.