SSAB says its new Hardox® 500 Tuf has “exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one in the same wear plate. It is new and is ready for wear. Hardox 500 Tuf combines the best properties from Hardox® 450 and 500 grades. The result is a wear plate with no real competition in the market.
“It 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, handling large and heavy steel scrap, and in demolition when pieces of concrete with rebar are loaded or dropped into tippers.
Hardox® 500 Tuf has gone through rigorous pre-launch testing in real life applications. Twice the service life possible:
•85-100% longer estimated service life compared to Hardox 400 (SSAB’s WearCalc and TippCalc calculations based on sliding wear with granite)
•Guaranteed impact energy of 27 J at -20°C
•Narrow Brinell hardness window of 475-505 HBW
•Highly dent and crack resistant when hit by sharp and heavy objects.