Several types of steel are available as base material for master gears. Wear resistance increases from gauge steel LS to chrome steel CS and finally to powder metallurgy high speed steel SX. In addition, coatings protect the surface against wear and corrosion.
|Gauge steel LS||No||60-62|
|Chrome steel CS||Yes||60-62|
|Powder high-speed steel SX||Yes||63-65|
Master gears are subject to wear during use. Worn master gears can normally be reground. FRENCO offers such services that include:
Further information on the procedure is available on request.