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Philippi-Hagenbuch updates steel in Hot Slag Bodies

By |  March 10, 2020
Hardox HiTemp is specially designed to withstand extreme temperature environments, allowing Philippi-Hagenbuch to reduce necessary plate thickness while maintaining the product’s service life. (Photo: Philippi-Hagenbuch)

Hardox HiTemp is specially designed to withstand extreme temperature environments, allowing Philippi-Hagenbuch to reduce necessary plate thickness while maintaining the product’s service life. (Photo: Philippi-Hagenbuch)

Philippi-Hagenbuch is now using SSAB Hardox HiTemp steel in its customized Hot Slag Bodies, which are part of its HiVol Truck Bodies lineup. According to the company, the new steel is designed to withstand extreme temperature environments and will reduce necessary plate thickness while maintaining the product’s service life.

Philippi-Hagenbuch made this announcement at ConExpo-Con/Agg, which is taking place March 10-14 in Las Vegas.

“In the past, steel mill clients requested a unique HiVol truck body to haul hot slag,” says Josh Swank, vice president of sales and marketing for Philippi-Hagenbuch. “Our engineers responded with the Hot Slag Body. Now, with the new HiTemp steel from SSAB, we can provide the same strength and durability with less steel, maximizing payload potential and providing our clients with a better product.”

Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Hot Slag Body contains two components: an exoskeleton superstructure, which does not come in contact with molten material, and load containing pieces that do. These pieces form an overlapping structure that is loosely strapped around the body of the exoskeleton to contain the hot slag during operation. According to the company, this design allows for differential expansion and contraction, where a traditional body would buckle under such extreme heat.

In addition, the new HiTemp material improves the wear-resistant properties of a 450 Brinell steel, currently used in the Hot Slag Body. It’s capable of transporting materials in excess of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the company adds, which allows the use of a thinner plate without jeopardizing the product’s service life.

Philippi-Hagenbuch, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, has been building equipment for off-highway haul trucks since 1969.


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Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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