Kondex Case Studies.
The best way to really know what the end users of our products are experiencing is simply to ask. But at Kondex, not only do we ask questions, we immerse ourselves in the field and experience. Case studies are an integral part of Kondex’s Research and Development process. Whether it is bolting parts to a piece of equipment or riding in the cab as it’s tested, our team ensures we are engaging with all circumstances and relevant parties – from a Product Design Engineer to the product’s end user. Extensive competitive analyses are performed and the results are used to perfect our products and provide valuable solutions.
Read on for a sample of the many competitive analyses that demonstrate Kondex’s commitment to and evidence of superlative product performance and customer satisfaction.
Agricultural Knives: Thermal Spray Case Study.
Adding thermal spray hard-facing to the cutting edge of an agricultural machinery knife is a tried-and-true method of extending the useful life of the product. However, not all thermal spray hard-facing is created equal, as we discovered when we went head-to-head with the competition.
Agriculturural Knives: Thermal Spray Case Study II.
Kondex arranges field testing that demonstrates the superior durability and longer life of critical harvesting components.
Agriculturural Knives: Thermal Spray Case Study III.
Kondex's unique industry experience and expertise in metallurgy and hard coatings provided a significant market advantage to our customer.
Kondex received an inquiry from an OEM looking for a vendor committed to the development of a difficult-to-manufacture part. From start to finish, this project required a great deal of machining and engineering expertise and resulted in a collaborative partnership between Kondex and the OEM.
Disc and Drum Mower Blades: Blade Safety Case Study.
Generally speaking, the harder a material is the less it should wear. Conversely, the harder a material is the more brittle it becomes. Therefore, there is a balancing act that must be achieved in order to optimize the wear properties, and at the same time, assure the safety of the disc mower blade.
High Wear Ductile Iron.
Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) is a common material for many equipment components in a variety of industries. Although ADI offers higher toughness and better wear characteristics over traditional ductile iron (DI), methods of further enhancing these properties are highly sought after. Kondex has done just that. We have developed a process that can drastically increase the wear resistance of DI & ADI locally, using our state-of-the-art laser technology. Our laser enhanced technology is opening doors to new high-wear opportunities and changing the way engineers look at designing new products.
Rolled vs. Machined Cutting Edge Disc Mower Knives.
Disc mower knives are used in mower conditioners to cut forage that will be dried and later gathered for cattle feed. There has been a long-standing debate between which knives are better: knives with a rolled cutting edge or the Kondex machined edge disc mower knives. Kondex participated in a recent study to answer this question.