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SA6000 Patented Microstructure Complex Carbide Overlay Plate

SA6000® is the new future of overlay wear plate. The patented microstructure of SA6000 is highly refined with tightly packed complex carbides. This fine grain microstructure reduces the propagation of cracks, which results in not only superior protection from abrasion, but also unheard of impact resistance!

The patented microstructure of SA6000 is highly refined with tightly packed complex carbides. This fine grain microstructure reduces the propagation of cracks, which results in superior impact resistance.

For comparison, above is the microstructure of SA1750CR Chromium Carbide Overlay Plate. You can see the much larger carbides within the microstructure. These large carbides reduce the impact resistance of the material.

SA6000 Provides 4X the Wear Life over standard CCO Plate


Example Weight Reduction:

SA6000 provides a 4X improvement in wear life. As a result, 4 mm of SA6000 can replace 12 mm of standard chromium carbide overlay plate. This results in a 59% reduction in weight.


This increase in wear life allows for:

Increased Production

Reduced Downtime

Reduction in Labor Costs

Reduction in weight while maintaining wear life

Ore Chute Case History: 6X the Life of Standard Chromium Carbide Plate!

SA6000 was put up against a standard chromium carbide overlay plate within an ore processing chute.

The 8mm on 10mm SA6000 lasted 2,795 hours and processed 7.09 million tons of ore.

The 17mm on 10mm standard chromium carbide overlay plate lasted an average of 949 hours and processed 2.48 million tons of ore.

This test proved out a 6X wear life increase!