Basic type, high recovery (180%) electrode for depositing primary and eutectic Cr and Nb carbides in austenitic matrix. Suitable for hardfacing of parts, subjected to heavy abrasion with moderate impact. Service temperature is max. 450°C. Suitable to use in hardfacing of cement crushers, cement presses and brick conveyor screws, mixer blades, press screws in oil industry, bucket lips and teeths in earth moving equipments. The typical transverse cracks occuring in such a hard metal is not suitable for applications where impact and shock conditions prevail. Wear coefficient of one layer deposit is 0.5 % with SiO2. The weld metal is machinable only by grinding. Weld with long arc length and shall not be welded more than 2 layers. Possible to use with both DC and AC.