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HARDOX: state-of-the-art metallurgical processes. A unique hardening process and fanatical control of specifications.
 
HARDOX - Selection & Properties
 
 
 
High Hardness Increases Wear Life

There is really no secret behind HARDOX, it is better than any other steel. Way better. Many times better. Of course, it involves state-of-the-art metallurgical processes. A unique hardening process and fanatical control of specifications.

HARDOX wear plate has been developed to withstand abrasive wear. The actual wear life depends on the material in contact with the plate and the type of wear to which the subjected.

In the handling of materials, the equipment is usually subjected to stress of several types – sliding and impact wear, also often combined with heavy deformation. These different wear conditions would usually demand materials with different compositions and different properties.
 
 
Different Types of Wear

The most common wear types are sliding wear and impact wear. Abrasive particles trapped in a narrow gap between two rigid surfaces causes squeezing wear, which is also a common wear type. Each material is unique and contributes differently to the specific type of abrasive wear damage. 
 
         
SLIDING   IMPACT   SQUEEZING
 
In sliding wear, abrasive material such as rocks, gravel, concrete, scrap metal or iron ore are free to slide and roll with minimum effect on the steel surface. The right HARDOX grade will perform excellently and provide extended service life.    In impact wear, the aggregate rocks hit the surface of the wear component at various angles. Choosing the right HARDOX grade for the specific abrasive material will improve service life considerably.    With squeezing wear, the improvement in service life of wear components is more difficult to quantify. However, it is easy to determine that HARDOX plates will improve service life compared to other steel qualities.