Herso knows that guaranteeing high-quality steels for recycling equipment is crucial — something that’s increasingly difficult to control using conventional alloy steels. The market often offers a mix of steels with different origins and therefore different properties. And most steel distributors don’t state who has manufactured the steel, complicating quality control even more. The company needed to fully assure high quality while not raising the price to its end customer.
For two of the most sensitive components in the machine, Herso decided to use Toolox® 33. Since Toolox® 33 plates are tested individually and come with a product certificate stating the test values, Herso gained peace of mind knowing exactly what their steel contained. Manufactured in quenched and tempered plates, Toolox® exhibits a more homogenous structure than the large, forged round bars that would have been the alternative.
Using Toolox®, Herso can expect increased overall performance of the recycling machine pieces. The Toolox® plates bring the following benefits:
- Higher strength along with increased crack resistance
- Measured and guaranteed quality
- Less machining and consumption of inserts
- Oxy-cutting capabilities without the risk of cracks or excessive hardness in the edge, thanks to the low carbon content of the steel