SSAB Debuts New Generation of Hardox Wear Plate


The new Hardox 500 Tuf from SSAB has exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one and the same wear plate. It combines the best properties from Hardox 450 and Hardox 500. The result is a wear plate with no real competition on the market, according to the company.

Hardox 500 Tuf is tough enough to perform as a structural material in heavy-duty tipper bodies and buckets. Its performance is also proven in cold climates and freezing conditions. Superior wear and dent resistance allow for increased service life and the ability to withstand heavy impact.

Typical working conditions include loading and unloading of heavy and sharp rocks in quarries and mines.

The product offers:
• 85 to 100 percent longer estimated service life compared to Hardox 400.
• Guaranteed impact energy of 20 ft.-lb. at -4 degrees F.
• Narrow Brinell hardness window of 475-505 HBW.
• Highly dent and crack resistant when hit by sharp and heavy objects.

SSAB is a Nordic and U.S.-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.


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