Hardox for extreme abrasion resistance
Hardox is the brand for wear solutions with the highest payload and service life. Hardox wear plate meets strict demands on strength, consistent quality, flatness and surface conditions. Thanks to the ideal combination of consistently high hardness and excellent impact toughness makes Hardox wear plate the best material for a wide range of applications: in mining, recycling, transportation, quarrying, concrete and cement work and many other areas.
There is only one producer of Hardox plate, SSAB. Hardox has been on the market since the 1976 and is continually being developed to meet customer requirements.
The extreme wear resistance has always been key to the success of Hardox® wear plate. Today it is harder and tougher than ever, and able to withstand heavy impact without permanent deformation or cracking
Hardness and toughness working together
Hardness is what gives Hardox steel its unique wear resistance and structural strength. Hardness minimizes wear since it is difficult for the ‘edges’ of abrasive material to cut into the material. Hardox grades deliver high wear resistance during the plate’s entire service life. Hardness also means it has excellent yield and tensile strength, properties that keep a structure in shape without being deformed.
Hardness = Wear Resistance
Toughness is the other strong point of Hardox wear plate. When hardness makes it wear resistant and strong, toughness is what makes it possible to bend, form and weld the material without cracking. If a Hardox wear plate is stressed beyond its yield point and plastically deformed—on purpose in the workshop or when hit by a heavy rock on site—it will resist cracking and if a localized crack should occur, it will resist propagation.
Toughness = Safety
Although primarily used exclusively as a wear plate, Hardox has been successfully employed in machine construction and as tool steel. With Hardox steel you can design structures that are wear-resistant, strong and lightweight at the same time. Hardox wear plate keeps getting more powerful and versatile. New grades and dimensions are introduced regularly. The traditional Hardox® wear plate has been complemented with tubes and round bars.
Longer service life, higher payload, lower maintenance costs and outstanding accessibility lead to economic improvement and safeguards the competitive advantage.