Wear Plates and Abrasion
Resistant Steel Parts
Abrasion Resistant wear plates (or AR Plate) or steel liners are used in many applications where friction between two parts or materials creates degradation. Wear plates are expendable items that are used to prevent excessive wear or damage to expensive equipment.
Steel wear plates may bolt onto a machine that slides or rotates in a manufacturing process, while they can also be found where manufactured parts or minerals are regularly rubbing or abrasively contacting the surface. Wear plate is commonly a type of abrasion resistant steel plate that is considered extremely durable, especially under harsher conditions.
What types of companies usually order wear plates?
Any company that has equipment with components that slide against each other or that are exposed to abrasive or corrosive materials or impact damage such as steel mills, pipe mills, aluminum mills, chemical companies, mining, military, etc.
Are there different types of wear plates?
Yes, wear plates can be made from many different materials: C954 Aluminum Bronze, 4140QT, 4340QT, AR400, AR500 and Manganese Steel are very common.
How are wear plates used?
To prevent wear to the main machinery due to abrasion or impact. Wear steel is used to create a longer life investment in equipment, such as:
- Wear Blades
- Mining Tools
- Punch Press Applications
- Wear Rings
- Wear Segments
- Bucket Scrapers
What types of material are wear plates made of?
Abrasion resistant wear plates are designed to unbolt from your equipment, allowing you to re-grind and re-shim to the original height of your equipment or to replace with another liner.
What else should I know before I order my wear plate?
The harder the plate that is used, the longer it will last in service, but there are trade-offs. Harder material is more expensive and much more difficult to machine.
Ordering a wear plate from PGI
In some cases, we can modify your equipment to incorporate these liner plates when not in the original equipment design. If your equipment has lost some efficiency or does not hold the same tolerances as new, inspect the worn parts. There could be an easy and cost effective fix to the problem.