Hardox® wear plate, the unrivaled choice for extreme wear challenges

Hardox® wear plate is the leading abrasion-resistant (AR) steel. Hard through and through, from the surface deep down to its core. Delivering extended service life and high productivity, it exceeds expectations in the most challenging, extreme wear environments. Why settle for anything else?

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Hardness and toughness when it matters most

Hard, tough, flexible, bendable, reliable, guaranteed: there are many ways to describe Hardox®, but you always get 100% quality.

Get the most from your steel with technical support

Thinking about upgrading but have lots of questions? Our technical support team can help you optimize material choice and improve your design to get the most out of our materials.

Superior sustainability performance, now and in the future

Less steel, less weight, less maintenance, less fuel: less of an environmental impact with all of the productivity.

A steel for every wear challenge

Hardox® wear plate comes in many grades to meet the demands of hard-wearing applications. From mining equipment to construction and heavy transport, our team can help you choose the right grade for your needs. And because it’s the industry’s green steel, it has a lower impact on the environment. Don’t gamble with your equipment’s service life and productivity – get Hardox® wear plate.

Hardox® 500 Tuf, structural wear steel for tough jobs

Hardox® 500 Tuf is the new generation wear plate with exceptional hardness, strength and toughness in a single plate. 100% quality, guaranteed.

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Hardox® HiAce fights corrosive wear

Hardox® HiAce is a corrosion-resistant wear steel developed for acidic wear environments. How does up to 3 times longer service life sound?

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Hardox® 600, an extra-hard wear resistant steel

Designed for use in high-performing wear parts in harsh environments, where service life and productivity are paramount.

Whatever your challenge, we can solve it – together

We want you to get the most from our wear- and abrasion-resistant steel, no matter the challenge. Our experts work with the biggest names in the business – and we’re here to support you, too. Bring it on!

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Load more

Get higher payload capacity by using thinner plates of strong Hardox® wear plate. 5 mm (0.197”) of Hardox® steel instead of 6 mm (0.236”) saves 17% weight – for 17% higher payload.

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Make your equipment last longer

Increase service life many times over by replacing mild steel with Hardox® wear plate. Or use a thinner plate of Hardox® wear steel to save weight and still make the equipment last longer.

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Save money

Minimize maintenance and downtime costs with Hardox® wear plate. Hardox® steel gives you predictable performance and maintenance planning.

Hardox® wear plate maximizes your productivity

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Design next-generation tipper and dump bodies today, with the best wear plate in the world

Hardox® 500 Tuf in innovative designs stays hard and tough, giving you longer service life, greater productivity and higher payload.

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Smart and innovative bucket design, what Hardox® 500 Tuf was designed to do

A weight-optimized bucket in hard and tough Hardox® 500 Tuf will load more and give you a long service life.

Wait, there’s more

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Level up with Hardox® In My Body

Take performance to the next level with Hardox® In My Body certified equipment.

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Hardox® Wearparts. Your uptime is our mission

Bring your toughest wear challenges to a Hardox® Wearparts center. Your uptime is our mission.

FAQs: We have answers

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What is Hardox® wear plate?

Hardox® is a type of steel that is known for its hardness, toughness, strength, and abrasion resistance. It is exceptionally wear-resistant, making it suitable for the most demanding applications in industries such as mining, construction, and recycling.

What makes Hardox® wear plate so hard and tough?

Hardox® wear steel is a type of quenched martensitic steel renowned for its exceptional hardness and toughness. The optimal balance between these two properties stems from the steel's chemical composition, internal cleanliness, and precise quenching.

What is the difference between Hardox® and other abrasion-resistant steels?

Thanks to its incredible hardness, excellent toughness, and uniform properties, Hardox® wear steel has a longer service life and delivers higher productivity than other steels, particularly in the most challenging environments. Hardness is also guaranteed through and through, from the surface deep down to its core.

What are the different types of Hardox® wear steel?

Hardox® wear-resistant steel is available in various grades, including Hardox® HiTuf, Hardox® 400, Hardox® 450, Hardox® HiAce, Hardox® 500, Hardox® 500 Tuf, Hardox® 550, Hardox® 600, Hardox® Extreme and Hardox® HiTemp. Each grade provides unique levels of hardness and wear resistance to suit specific applications.

How hard is Hardox® wear steel?

The hardness of Hardox® wear steel is more than skin deep. The core hardness is minimum 90% of the minimum surface hardness, even in the thickest dimensions. The different Hardox® grades cover a Brinell hardness span of 350 to 640 HBW.

How strong is Hardox® wear steel?

Hardox® is super strong, which is why it’s the wear plate of choice for extreme wear environments. Its high yield strength enables the steel to withstand greater loads without permanently deforming, making it suitable for applications where both abrasion and impact resistance are crucial. Hardox® 500 Tuf, for example, has a typical yield strength of 1250-1400 MPa.

How tough is Hardox® wear steel?

The excellent toughness of Hardox® steel makes it extra durable and reliable when exposed to impact loads, even in freezing temperatures. All Hardox® wear plate grades have excellent toughness, and some are even more suitable for withstanding impact loads, such as Hardox® 450, Hardox® 500 Tuf and Hardox® HiTuf. Hardox® 500 Tuf, for instance, has an impact toughness of 27 J at -20°C (20 ft-lb at -4°F) and a typical value of 45 J at -40°C (33 ft-lb at -40°F).

What are typical applications for Hardox® steel?

Hardox® steel is commonly used in applications requiring high wear resistance, including buckets, dump truck bodies, crushers, hoppers, blades, and as wear plates in mining, construction, agriculture, and recycling equipment.

Can Hardox® steel be machined or welded?

Hardox® steel can be machined and welded using conventional tools for high-strength steel. The grade of steel will guide this process. To get the best results, we suggest you contact our technical support team, who will be happy to help you.

What is the ROI of Hardox®?

Thanks to its hardness and toughness, equipment can be made in thinner dimensions of Hardox® wear steel. This makes the steel faster to process and it makes equipment lighter, improves payload capacity and cuts fuel costs for faster ROI. Equipment made from Hardox® steel also requires less maintenance and has a longer life, saving you time and money.

How long does Hardox® steel last?

The lifespan of equipment made from Hardox® steel depends on various factors, including the application, operating conditions, and maintenance program. However, due to its exceptional wear resistance, equipment made from Hardox® steel lasts significantly longer than equipment made from conventional steel.

Does Hardox® steel rust?

Hardox® wear steel will rust if left unprotected against atmospheric corrosion. Hardox® wear plates come with a protective primer against corrosion. Hardox® wear sheets are delivered as bundles wrapped in plastic. Hardox® HiAce is designed to manage wear in combination with corrosion. It meets the challenges of acidic and corrosive wear environments, such as those found in garbage trucks, containers, and recycling facilities, as well as in pulp, paper, and sawmill environments, and in ore handling and other process industries.