The innovative tungsten carbide composite material FEROBIDE offers a superior resistance to abrasion. Laboratory testing proves that FEROBIDE has a resistance to abrasion 8 times better than Hardox 400/500, nearly 3 times better than white cast iron, and 2 times better than 97% alumina.
FEROBIDE is welded directly onto any soil-engaging-point. Welding gives a high strength attachment to a point, with 3rd party testing proving that the bond between steel and a FEROBIDE tile reaches 370 MPa on average.
Cut to Shape
FEROBIDE is manufactured in pre-shaped tiles which fit many points straight out of the box. However, a single tile can fit any point geometry through easy customisation by cutting to a desired shape with standard workshop equipment.
TENMAT, the UK manufacturer behind FEROBIDE, has become a leading global manufacturer and supplier of specialised, safety-critical engineering components through 100+ years of product development.
By protecting soil-engaging-points, maintaining their working depth, ensuring their streamlined profile, and keeping farm machinery working for longer FEROBIDE contributes to significant improvements in efficiencies on-farm.
Farmers Best Friend
Any product which boosts productivity and working efficiency has to be classed as this!
Great British Manufacturing
FEROBIDE is manufactured from start to finish in Trafford Park, Manchester – one of the first planned industrial parks in the world and home to UK manufacturer TENMAT for more than 100 years.
By purchasing FEROBIDE end-users can be assured they are buying local.
Hardness of FEROBIDE
FEROBIDE consists of high-quality tungsten carbide, with a typical hardness of 1500 HV. Its structure takes full advantage of a hardened steel matrix which efficiently binds hard tungsten carbide particles together.
One of the main advantages of hard-wearing FEROBIDE is its unparalleled resistance to heavy impacts. FEROBIDE wear protection tiles have successfully passed 50+ hours of testing at limestone quarries with a UK OEM to prove their high resistance to chipping.
It is our strong commitment to customer satisfaction which puts FEROBIDE at the front of the pack. By listening to the customer’s needs, TENMAT has built its reputation as the leading supplier to blue-chip companies worldwide for safety-critical applications across all of our areas of expertise.
Through continued investment in highly skilled people, state-of-the-art equipment, and first class manufacturing techniques, TENMAT continues to offer the best performing products whilst keeping cutting-edge manufacturing processes streamlined for efficiency.
Longer Working Life
Soil-engaging-points work for longer due to the high abrasion and impact resistance FEROBIDE offers. Welding FEROBIDE does not soften the body of a point, and this avoids the increased abrasion wear which leads to premature point failure due to the thinning and dishing of points experienced when brazing.
TENMAT has experienced rapid growth since restructuring in the 1990s, expanding to become a multinational corporation head-quartered in the UK with a firm presence in Italy, Sweden, the USA, Germany, and France. In the past 4 years the company has twice been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
No Challenge too Big
FEROBIDE performs in many environments as it exhibits high resistance to abrasion, impact, and acidic corrosion. To date, thousands of FEROBIDE tiles have undertaken tens of thousands of acres and testing hours to prove their superior mechanical properties.
Outside of the Box Thinking
TENMAT employs the most talented university graduates and most skilled operatives to ensure that FEROBIDE performs in every application. FEROBIDE is the solution to wear on everything from snow ploughs, to agricultural machinery and even tunnel boring machines.
With FEROBIDE in the workshop, end-users have an all-purpose wear protection material they can apply themselves within seconds. Time is not wasted, and machinery spends more time working at its designed depth.
Every single batch of FEROBIDE undergoes a comprehensive regime of quality assurance testing according to our ISO 9001:2008 certification at our on-site laboratory. This ensures customers can place full trust in the wear protection to be had from FEROBIDE.
Real World Testing
FEROBIDE has been developed for over 8 years in TENMAT research laboratories alongside thousand of hours of field testing. It is thanks to tests across all soil types and also in many industrial applications that FEROBIDE is able outperform other materials across a diverse range of challenging conditions.
By purchasing all-purpose FEROBIDE wear protection tiles, there is no costly and lengthy downtime on-farm. Tiles are welded right out of the box and can be stored anywhere on-farm, avoiding downtime.
Ferobide is manufactured by Tenmat, who are a leading manufacturer of specialized, high performance, engineering materials and components with over 100 years of experience. The diversified product range includes, amongst others, wear parts and bearings, engineering ceramics, high temperature resistant materials, passive fire protection solutions and rotary vanes for pumps and compressors.
FEROBIDE offers total protection to soil-engaging-points due to its high levels of protection against both abrasive and impact wear. It is the high performance levels, combined with superior reliability of FEROBIDE, which makes it the first choice in wear protection.
FEROBIDE puts the control in the hands of the end-users. Tiles can be easily customised to fit any point geometry, they are welded anywhere as desired, and they offer resistance to impact and wear together.
Weld-On Tungsten Carbide
Welding is carried out with standard workshop equipment. FEROBIDE allows end-users to protect soil-engaging-points at any position as required. The quick process greatly reduces any farm downtime, whilst welding gives high strength bond able to withstand heavy impact.
The TENMAT research and development laboratory is fully equipped with advanced machinery. This allows the company to develop cutting-edge materials, and also to offer a full compliment of testing abilities to customers when needed.
Your Machinery is our Focus
At TENMAT, we are dedicated to playing a central role in improving farm yields by ensuring your machinery works for longer at its highest capacity. TENMAT create solutions bespoke to customer needs, and we understand that farmers benefit most from tailor-made engineering solutions.
Zambia to Arbroath
FEROBIDE has been tested worldwide, and there are currently 50,000+ tiles working around the world and bringing benefit to end-users, increasing yields in the most challenging of conditions.