A high strength and highly crack-resistant electrode for welding of medium carbon and cast steel. It has very good ability to withstand deformation in rigid structures where high welding stresses exist. Arctec® 223XC® has excellent welding characteristics in all positions and produces sound, crack-free deposits. Metal recovery is approximately 115%. Recommended for repair welding of a wide range of mining and construction equipment, joining of steel frames, crusher parts and cast steel components. Outstanding for welding steels sensitive to cracking. Also suitable for build-up and repair of steel castings.