Abrasion resistant steel offers a large number of benefits when manufacturing your products. Quard® goes further and gives you new opportunities to enhance your output.
Quard® gets its high hardness and strength through a precise water quenching process, ensuring 100% martensitic microstructure throughout the plate thickness .
Hardness consistency is controlled by the state of the art production process and steelmaking so that variations in hardness are to kept to a minimum.
|Grade||Typical rough handling applications|
|Quard 400/450||Dumper bodies, crushers, impact hammers, buckets, feeders, conveyors, bulldozers, compactors, cutters in shredders, etc.|
Reduce the total weight of your vehicle, bucket, container vehicles, buckets, containers, etc.... by up to 40% (depending on the original design)!
When upgrading to Quard® from a lower strength steel, thinner plate thicknesses can be used to reach the same or improved function with respect to strength and wear resistance.
|Benefit||Positive impact on CO2|
|Strength||Less maintenance of the material, less replacement, less waste => reduced tonnage to recycle.|
|Weight||Higher payload, hence more to transport or lighter to convey => reduced energy consumption by tonne.|
|Durability||Less waste of natural resources, less replacement => reduced tonnage to recycle.|