Hardox® Wear Plate for extreme abrasion resistance

2021-09-01T09:01:56+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Sponsored content|

By SSAB South Africa

Hardox® Wear Plate is the world’s leading abrasion-resistant (AR) steel. Hardox® is hard through and through – from the surface deep down to its core, giving you extended service life and high productivity in the most challenging environments.

Hardox® Wear Plate for extreme abrasion resistance

Hardox 500 Tuf Wear Plate is the latest upgrade in the Hardox® range. It delivers exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in a single wear plate, guaranteed.

And although it’s a newcomer to the Hardox® family, it has proved its worth around the world in tipper bodies, containers, mining tippers and trays, buckets of all kinds, agricultural equipment, liners and wear parts. Hardox 500 Tuf combines the best properties from Hardox 450 and Hardox 500. The result? A wear plate with no real competition on the market.

Hardox® 500 Tuf increases payload and service life for buckets, dippers and attachments. A bucket or attachment made in Hardox® 500 Tuf combines extreme hardness and toughness with excellent welding and machining properties. Thanks to the high wear resistance of Hardox® 500 Tuf, buckets and other attachments last longer. This helps you avoid costly repairs, rebuilds and parts replacement. Compared to traditional buckets with heavy wear packages, a bucket or dipper made in Hardox® 500 Tuf is wear resistant, tough and gives a longer service life with fewer add-on wear parts. Achieve 30–50% longer service life over Hardox® 450, and 85–100% longer service life compared to a 400 Brinell steel or other generic AR steel. Hardox® 500 Tuf adds new levels of productivity and cost-efficiency in mining. Handling blasted rock and ore in a mining tray is not only highly abrasive, it also needs a steel that can take heavy impact. This new wearplate has a typical hardness of 500 HBW for high wear resistance. What makes Hardox® 500 Tuf special is that it combines high hardness with high toughness, with guaranteed narrow Brinell hardness range of 475-505 HBW.

A tipper body made of Hardox® 500 Tuf is lighter and more durable due to its unique combination of hardness and toughness. Hardox® 500 Tuf lets you design low-weight bodies with the wear-resistant qualities of much heavier structures. Not only does it deliver high wear resistance – Hardox® 500 Tuf is also tough enough to perform as a structural wear plate in heavy-duty tipper and truck bodies. This offers new opportunities for reducing or eliminating supporting structures, allowing Hardox® 500 Tuf to take the load instead. A tipper body without reinforcing beams is stronger and lighter and saves a lot of costly welding. A lower tare weight of the body means more payload, less fuel per transported ton and fewer trips on the road.

Hardox® in My Body – A sign of quality and trust for the best products in the market

Look for the Hardox® in My Body branded sign if you’re looking for equipment that is hard, tough, cost-efficient, and made from genuine Hardox® wear plate.

This logo on a product verifies that it’s been manufactured using Hardox® wear plate and not an inferior imitation. It means that your buckets, containers, mixers, demolition tools or other applications represent a first-class product that delivers unsurpassed wear resistance and impact strength, saving you time and money down the road. So, when you see the Hardox® in My Body sign, you can be sure you’re getting a superior steel product manufactured by a qualified programme member. And if you don’t see the sign – ask for it to ensure your equipment is built with a true quality wear plate!

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To find out more about this new material contact:

SSAB South Africa (Pty) Ltd www.ssab.co.za | info.za@ssab.com

Hardox® Wear Plate for extreme abrasion resistance

Loader bucket protoshoot at Foria, Oxelösund, for Hardox wearparts


 

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