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The Wear Protection People
Abresist Kalenborn Provides Design, Manufacture, Delivery
and Installation of Tailor-Made Wear Resistant Linings for
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Conveyor Components or Pipes.
Founded in 1977, Abresist Kalenborn, based in Urbana, Indiana, manufactures wear resistant linings including ceramic and fused cast basalt linings that provide excellent impact and abrasion resistant protection. Specifically constructed for use wherever wear and abrasion are a problem, ABRESIST® linings reduce downtime and maintenance. The fused cast basalt linings are highly resistant to the abrasive effects of bulk materials such as silica, ore, glass, slag, fly ash, limestone, coal, coke, feed, grain, fertilizer, salt and other highly abrasive materials.
— The original Abresist material
was developed in the 1920s by KALENBORN® International, the German parent
of Abresist Kalenborn. To form the linings, basalt volcanic
rock is melted at temperatures of 1300° C / 2400°
F and then cast into tiles or cylinders. Annealing gives the
cast basalt a uniform, fine crystalline structure that makes
it a smooth, hard and highly abrasion-resistant material.
Engineered with a Mohs hardness rating of 8, the tiles and
cylinders provide a long service life even in the harshest
Served — Abresist
Kalenborn customers range from the powder industry to the
coal, power, mine and food industries where Abresist materials
are approved for use in FDA food processing plants. ABRESIST
linings are marketed throughout the United States, Canada
and Mexico. Industries that work with highly abrasive raw
materials or by-products are candidates for using our linings.
They are ideal for lining components susceptible to severe
abrasion in plant material handling and processing operations.
The fused cast basalt linings are effective in applications
such as pipes, tees, elbows, separators, cyclones, silos,
bunkers, concrete and steel troughs, chutes, impellers and
agitators, fan blades and fan casings, conveyor screws, chain
conveyors, mixers, pulpers; wherever friction-induced abrasion
is a problem.
Services — Abresist
Kalenborn individually designs and pre-engineers its materials
to meet the customer's specific abrasion, impact and corrosion
problems. Sales representatives and engineers visit customers
on-site to assess problems and gather accurate data to provide
a solution. Based on the information obtained, the specific
material or combination of materials that would provide the
best, most economical solution to the wear problems are suggested.
Then the specified materials are pre-engineered and labeled
for precise identification during installation.
Customers may install the abrasion resistant
linings themselves or have Abresist Kalenborn technicians
install the materials. The technicians are also available
to supervise the installation by the customer or his contractor
to ensure the products will perform as intended.
The use of Abresist Kalenborn wear resistant linings
on problematic components adds up to significant savings because
of their longer service life. The cost of replacement parts,
the downtime of operations, plant clean-up and the cost of
maintenance work are all dramatically reduced. The savings
incurred will pay for the linings and installation in a short