Hardox HiAce introduces new opportunities to fight acidity and corrosion
Hardox HiAce drastically slows down the oxidation process, allowing the full hardness of the material to counteract wear. In a regular environment, Hardox HiAce will perform the same as a 450 HBW steel. But in conditions with lower pH levels, the equipment service life is up to 3 times longer compared to a 400 HBW steel.
Apart from the additional wear resistance in acidic environments, Hardox HiAce has the toughness it takes to perform as a structural material in garbage trucks, recycling containers, tipper and dump bodies and other heavy-duty equipment.
Hardox® HiAce also works in freezing conditions, with a guaranteed impact energy of 27 J at -20 °C (20 ft-lb at -4°F). It is available in thicknesses of 4-25.4 mm (5/32 - 1 in.). Hardox HiAce has similar mechanical properties as Hardox 450. It can be processed by the same kind of machinery used for other Hardox grades.
Hardox HiAce for more payload, less fuel and reduced CO2 emissions
The increased wear resistance in garbage trucks and other equipment allows for the use of thinner plate without jeopardizing the service life. Thinner steel plate means more payload when fully loaded. And when traveling empty, a lower-weight truck saves on fuel and reduces CO2 emissions.