SSAB Introduces the Hardox(R) 500 Tuf - A New Generation Wear Plate for Tipper Bodies, Buckets and Containers

BANGALORE, India, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new SSAB Hardox® 500 Tuf has exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one in the same wear plate. It is new and is ready for wear. Experience it at SSAB's booth at A6, Hall 4 in the upcoming India EXCON 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) from 12-16 December.

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*
  • 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

*SSAB's WearCalc and TippCalc calculations based on sliding wear with granite

For more information about Hardox® 500 Tuf, please contact:

Mr Sharad Rastogi
Director, SSAB India 
Mobile: +91-98-200-10446

For media enquiry, please contact:

Ms Kris Chua
Regional Marketing Manager, SSAB APAC 
Mobile: +65-9299-1622

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Join Hardox® wear plate also on social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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