Wear Plate – Raex Is the perfect choice
If you are looking for abrasion resistant steel with considerable hardness and impact toughness, then abrasion-resistant RAEX steel wear plate is the perfect choice. RAEX plate thicknesses range from 2mm up to 80mm providing a solution to all wear needs. You can extend the lifespan of machinery, decrease wear in structural components and save costs.
As a wear resistant steel, RAEX is used to make buckets, machine parts, platform structures and much more. RAEX is also used in various applications of mechanical engineering by, for example, the automotive, heavy lifting and transportation, and mining industries.
The major advantages of using a Raex wear plate is that it can be used to make lightweight products and significantly extend the working life of machinery, which makes it very cost-effective. It also has an innovative design and helps to improve energy efficiency. RAEX is more than a viable alternative to Hardox steel; Raex steel structures are designed to work well in the harshest conditions with extremely abrasive wear and tear; moreover, the wear resistance properties of Raex steels significantly extend the service life of the equipment and reduce costs.
Abrasion resistant steel has a high HB rating (Brinell Hardness), which means that is particularly useful for applications where a high degree of wear-resistance is essential.
Now some more details about wear plates usage:
Welding & Thermal Cutting
The weldability of RAEX® steels has been developed to the top class among wear-resistant steels on the market. Practical welding instructions for the RAEX® 400 and RAEX® 500 grades are presented on the separate technical brochure. Moreover, the brochure specifies the special features regarding thermal cutting of RAEX® steels.
RAEX® steels can be cold formed up to the thickness of 20mm, see the table below. Forming temperature must be a minimum of +20°C and a maximum of +200°C.
Hardened steels can be cut mechanically. This is, however, challenging because the plate is almost as hard as the cutting blade. High shear force is needed due to the high tensile strength of the steel. High surface pressures during cutting are directed at the blade, which increases wear. The most recommended cutting tool is a straight cutting tool.
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