Arcoplate is a type of wear-resistant steel plate used primarily in mining and materials handling industries. It is designed to withstand high impact and abrasion, making it suitable for applications where materials slide or impact against surfaces, causing wear over time. Arcoplate is known for its toughness and durability, providing longer service life compared to conventional steel plates in harsh environments. It is often used in equipment such as chutes, hoppers, crushers, and screens to protect against wear and extend the operational lifespan of machinery.
Arcoplate is offered in different grades, thicknesses, and finishes. With the almost endless combination of product options, there is an Arcoplate solution to suit your wear or hang-up needs.

Arcoplate variants are chosen based on the specific abrasion and impact conditions of the application. They are designed to extend the service life of equipment exposed to harsh operating environments by reducing maintenance downtime and replacement costs.

Arcoplate is offered in different grades, thicknesses, and finishes. With the almost endless combination of product options, there is an Arcoplate solution to suit your wear or hang-up needs.

Arcoplate consists of a dense, chromium-carbide rich alloy overlay that is fused onto a mild steel base plate. Arcoplate is offered in a range of thicknesses to meet various material handling applications. The range starts with the 4/7 (4 mm alloy on 7 mm base plate) for applications where liner weight reduction is important. The long-wearing 40/19 (40 mm alloy on 19 mm base plate) completes the range and is a popular choice among operations where material wear is at its greatest. Whatever your needs, there is a thickness option to suit. Other thicknesses available on request Arcoplate Stock Sheet™: 1270 mm x 3080 mm Arcoplate Broad Sheet™: from 1900 mm x 3080 mm.

Custom thicknesses can be made from a combination of backing plate options within the range of 6 mm – 25 mm and fused overlay within the range of 4 mm – 40 mm. Our manufacturing maximum total thickness is 60 mm.

“Arcoplate Fixed Plant” refers to the application of Arcoplate wear-resistant steel plates within fixed plant equipment used in mining, mineral processing, and other heavy industries. Here’s how Arcoplate is typically utilized in fixed plant settings:

  1. Chutes and Hoppers: Arcoplate is commonly used to line chutes and hoppers where materials flow and impact against surfaces. The high abrasion resistance of Arcoplate helps to minimize wear and extend the lifespan of these components.

  2. Crushers and Screens: Components such as crusher liners and screen decks can be lined with Arcoplate to protect against abrasion and impact from processed materials. This helps in reducing downtime due to maintenance and replacement of wear parts.

  3. Conveyor Systems: Arcoplate can be used to line conveyor transfer points and wear-prone areas, ensuring smooth material flow and reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

  4. Feeders and Spouts: In feeders and spouts where materials are discharged, Arcoplate can be applied to prevent wear and maintain efficient material handling operations.

  5. Bins and Silos: Arcoplate can be used to line storage bins and silos to prevent abrasion and extend the life of these critical storage components.

Arcoplate mobile plant applications are in high demand in mining. Arcoplate offers premium protection against abrasion, impact, and carryback material. Arcoplate liners are available in ready to fit kit form and can be formed and cut to the specific needs of the application.

Arcoplate packages reduce maintenance costs, contributing to less downtime, and increased production. Typical mobile plant Arcoplate Kits consist of Dozers, Trucks, Excavators, Shovels, Loader Buckets, Graders. Arcoplate is the most desirable product in mobile plant applications where high abrasion and/or hang up issues occur.

Arcoplate 1600 is a type of wear-resistant steel plate known for its high hardness and toughness, designed to withstand severe abrasion and impact. While specific microstructural details are proprietary and may vary based on manufacturer formulations, here are general characteristics and typical microstructures found in similar wear-resistant steel plates:

  1. Base Material: Typically, the base material of Arcoplate 1600 consists of a mild steel or low-alloy steel substrate. This provides the structural integrity and support for the overlay.

  2. Overlay Material: The overlay on Arcoplate 1600 is often a chromium carbide-based hardfacing material. This overlay material is deposited onto the base material through a welding process, usually using a submerged arc welding (SAW) technique.

  3. Microstructure: The microstructure of Arcoplate 1600 generally consists of primary chromium carbides dispersed in a martensitic matrix. Chromium carbides are extremely hard (typically around 1500-1800 HV), providing excellent abrasion resistance. The martensitic matrix enhances toughness and impact resistance.

  4. Carbide Distribution: The carbides are evenly distributed within the martensitic matrix, which helps in maintaining the plate’s overall toughness and wear resistance throughout its thickness.

  5. Hardness: Arcoplate 1600 typically exhibits a hardness of approximately 550-700 Brinell hardness number (HBW), which is significantly higher than conventional structural steels.

  6. Bonding: The strong metallurgical bonding between the overlay and the base material ensures that Arcoplate 1600 can withstand high stress conditions without delamination or loss of wear resistance.

Overall, the microstructure of conventional multi-layer Chromium Carbide Overlay is engineered to provide exceptional wear resistance and durability in applications where materials slide or impact against surfaces, causing wear over time. It is commonly used in industries such as mining, cement production, and recycling to protect equipment from abrasion and extend its operational lifespan.