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POSTALLOY®
RailTuff-FCO
Description
POSTALLOY® RailTuff-FCO is a strong, tough, low alloy open-arc build-up wire. It can be applied to carbon and low alloy steels. Weld deposits are exceptionally sound and dense, and heavy build-ups are possible without danger of cracking.
Specifications
Product Type
Wire: Flux-cored, Open-arc

Weld Deposit Properties
Hardness
30-35Rc
Maximum Deposit Thickness
Unlimited
Machinable with carbide tools

Applications
Railroad railends
Wheel burns
Wheel slip streaks
Carbon steel switch points

POSTALLOY® RailTuff-FCO    Welding Parameters
Current: DC Reverse (DCEP)
Diameter
Amps
Volts
Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm)
125-225
20-26
1/2"-1"(12-25mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)
225-375
23-28
1"-1¼"(25-32mm)
5/64" (2.0mm)
220-290
24-29
1"-1½"(25-38mm)

Welding Procedure
Please consult our Railroad Track Procedures Manual.

Alternative Electrode: Postalloy® RailTuff


Packaging Options
Diameter
Standard Packaging
Special Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm)
25 lb spool
1/16" (1.6mm)
25 lb spool
55 lb coil
5/64" (2.0mm)
25 lb spool
55 lb coil