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AMPCO-TRODE® 160

AMPCO-TRODE® 160

Description and Application

AMPCO-TRODE® 160 aluminum bronze coated electrodes produce a deposit of high strength and good ductility with a nominal hardness of 160 Brinell as applied by the shielded metal-arc process.

AMPCO-TRODE® 160 is recommended for joining aluminum bronzes (AMPCO® 18), ferrous and dissimilar metals requiring higher strength than produced by AMPCO-TRODE® 10 filler metal.

The deposit has excellent bearing characteristics and is suitable for overlaying bearing surfaces subject to normal wear and shock. The deposit has properties which make it resistant to “squashing out” in bearing service.

Typical Applications

Bronze castings
Bearing overlays
Driving sprockets
Manipulator slides
Sheaves
Mill slippers
Packing glands
Strip mill guides
Crane contact shoes
Drop hammers
Gate valves
Pistons
Turbine runners
Valve seat overlays

Limiting Chemical Composition

% (deposited weld metal)

Copper*Balance
Aluminum9.50 – 11.50
Iron2.50 – 5.00
Silicon1.5 max.
Others0.50 max.

* including silver

Mechanical Properties

(Nominal all-weld metal values)

Tensile Strength, ksi89 (614 MPa)
Yield Strength, ksi47 (324 MPa)
Elongation, % in 2″ (51 mm)15
Reduction of Area, %
BHN (3000kg)
17
1/4″ (6.4 mm) deposit160

Specifications

AWS A5.6 Class E CuAl-B

*Hardness will vary depending on quality of the weld and experience and knowhow of the welder.
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AMPCO-TRODE® 160 Technical Data Sheet

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