Raex vs Hardox – The Difference Explained

Raex and Hardox are two leading brands in the world of abrasion-resistant steel (AR steel), each with their unique characteristics.

Raex, produced by Finnish manufacturer SSAB and stocked by AJ Marshall, offers high hardness, toughness, and strength, making it an ideal choice for applications where a combination of these properties is required. It is often used in industries like mining, construction, and transportation, where the material’s wear resistance and durability significantly extend the life of equipment and machinery.

Here at AJ Marshall we stock Raex thicknesses from 2mm up to 80mm, providing a cost effective solution for all your wear needs. Click here for details.

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On the other hand, Hardox, also a product of SSAB, is renowned for its extreme hardness and exceptional toughness. This range of steel is available in different grades, with Hardox 600 being the hardest and used for applications with severe wear conditions. While it is more costly than Raex, the increased lifespan of Hardox can offset the initial higher cost, especially in heavy-duty wear environments.

Raex vs Hardox, the Difference Explained - AJ Marshall

The Twin Advantages of Raex

The choice of Raex wear plates offers a twin advantage, enhancing the performance of machinery with its lightweight yet durable constitution. It adapts to heavy-wear industrial environments, ensuring a longer life for equipment, and ultimately slashing costs.

Furthermore, it innovates for efficiency and stands as a smart alternative to Hardox steel. Designed to withstand the rigours of abrasion, Raex steel structures promise both a robust and economically sound solution for any heavy-duty application.

In conclusion, both Raex and Hardox possess excellent abrasion-resistant properties. The choice between the two usually depends on specific application requirements and budget considerations.

Partnering with AJ Marshall for Success

At AJ Marshall, we understand the importance of reliable and durable equipment in your industry. That’s why we are committed to providing you with the best Raex wear plate solutions. Our team of experts works closely with you to understand your specific needs and recommend the right Raex grade for your application.

With AJ Marshall as your Raex steel supply partner you can achieve success in even the toughest environments. Contact our sales team today on 01423 359111 for a free quote.