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The bendable, weldable and highly abrasion-resistant steel. Hardox® 500 is a bendable and weldable abrasion-resistant steel with a nominal hardness of 500 HBW. Suitable for applications that demand higher wear resistance. Hardox® 500 increases payload and service life while maintaining good processability and toughness.
Hardox® 500 plate is available in thicknesses of 4.0 – 103.0 mm, and Hardox® 500 sheet in thicknesses of 2.0 - 7.0 mm. Hardox® 500 plate is available in widths up to 3350 mm and lengths up to 14630 mm. Hardox® 500 sheet is available in widths up to 1650 mm and lengths up to 16000 mm. More detailed information on dimensions is provided in the dimension program.
|Typical yield strength
(MPaksi), not guaranteed
|Hardox® 500 sheet||2.0 - 7.00.079 - 0.275||470 - 530||1400203|
|Hardox® 500 plate||4.0 - 32.00.157 - 1.260||470 - 530||1400203|
|Hardox® 500 plate||32.1 - 103.01.264 - 4.055||450 - 540||1400203|
1) Brinell hardness, HBW, according to EN ISO 6506-1, on a milled surface 0.5 – 3 mm below surface. At least one test specimen per heat and 40 tons. The nominal thickness of supplied plates will not deviate more than +/- 15 mm from the thickness of the test specimen used for hardness testing. For sheet the Brinell hardness test is according to EN ISO 6506-1 on each heat treatment individual/coil. Hardness is measured on a milled surface 0.3 - 2 mm below surface.
Hardox® wear plate is through-hardened. Minimum core hardness is 90 % of the guaranteed minimum surface hardness.
|Product||Longitudinal test, typical impact energy,
Charpy V 10x10 mm test specimen 1)
|Hardox® 500 sheet & plate||37 J / -40 °C27 ft-lbs / -40 °F|
1) Impact toughness measured upon agreement. For thicknesses between 3 mm and 11.9 mm, subsize Charpy V-specimens are used. The specified impact toughness is then proportional to the cross-sectional area of the test specimen, compared to a full-size specimen (10 x 10 mm). Impact testing according to ISO EN 148. Average of three tests.
|Product type||C *)
The steel is grain refined. *) Intentional alloying elements.
|Thickness (mmin)||2.0 - 7.00.079 - 0.275||4.0 - 13.00.157 - 0.512||13.1 - 19.90.515 - 0.783||20.0 - 39.90.787 - 1.571||40.0 - 103.01.575 - 4.055|
|Max CET(CEV)||0.38 (0.49)||0.38 (0.53)||0.43 (0.64)||0.45 (0.66)||0.50 (0.91)|
|Typ CET(CEV)||0.33 (0.45)||0.37 (0.51)||0.41 (0.63)||0.41 (0.63)||0.48 (0.86)|
Tolerances according to Hardox® Thickness Guarantee. Hardox® Guarantees meet the requirements of EN 10029 Class A for plate, but offer more narrow tolerances. For sheets the guarantees meets the requirements of 1/2 EN 10051.
According to SSAB’s dimension program. For plate, the tolerances are according to SSAB´s mill edge standard or tolerances that conform to EN 10029. Tolerances conform to EN 10051 for sheet, tighter tolerances available on request.
Tolerances according to EN 10029 for plate and according to EN 10051 for sheet.
Tolerances according to Hardox® Flatness Guarantees Class D for plate, which are more restrictive than EN 10029. For sheet, the tolerances are according to Hardox® Flatness Guarantees Class A, that offer narrower tolerances compared to EN 10051.
According to EN 10163-2 Class A, Subclass 1.
The delivery condition is Q or QT (Quenched or Quenched and Tempered). Plates are delivered with sheared or thermally cut edges and thicknesses over 80 mm are delivered with mill edge as standard. Sheets are delivered with an as-rolled surface and mill edge as standard.
Welding, bending and machining
Recommendations can be found in SSABs brochures at www.hardox.com or consult Tech Support.
Bendability for plate are according to Hardox® Bending Guarantees Class G. For sheet, the bendability are according to Hardox® Bending Guarantees Class D.
Hardox® wear plate is not intended for further heat treatment. It has obtained its mechanical properties by quenching and when necessary by means of subsequent tempering. The properties of the delivery condition cannot be retained after exposure to temperatures in excess of 250ºC .
Appropriate health and safety precautions must be taken when welding, cutting, grinding or otherwise working on this product. Grinding, especially of primer coated plates, may produce dust with a high particle concentration.