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AR500 Steel Plate

Wearalloy AR500 Steel Plate

Ford Steel is a leading supplier of Wearalloy AR500 hardened steel. Our Wearalloy 500 products are used in a wide variety of applications, and our team is readily available to help provide a proven solution to your specific wear problem. AR500 steel plate’s advantage over other carbon-steel products is that it ranges in thickness from ½ inches to 4 inches. Without compromising tensile strength, abrasion resistant 500 steel is one of the lightest steel products that have the highest hardness. The steel is designed to have a longer service life, withstanding harsh environmental conditions. As part of the abrasion resistant steel family, the AR500 steel plate can resist a strong amount of wear and abrasion.

477-534 BHN

Wearalloy 500 is a heat treated, quenched and tempered, thru hardened alloy steel for use in severe sliding applications.

ar 500 steel plate

What is Wearalloy AR500?

Wearalloy 500, or AR500, is a specific type of abrasion resistant steel that is created by a heat treatment that through-hardens the steel to create a high impact structure. The steel plate has a hardness of 477-534 BHN which represents the hardness of the material through the penetration of an indenter scale. The steel is a high-carbon steel alloy that is created by a through-hardening process that heats and cools the plate repeatedly. The reheat and cooling cycle treatment creates a crystal-structural hardness that gives it a superior surface quality.

Sizes Offered

AR500 comes in a wide range of thickness and grades that offer maximum protection for all your application needs.

  • Thickness: 1/8” thru 4”
  • Widths: 48” thru 96”
  • Lengths: 96” thru 288”

Benefits of Wearalloy AR500 Steel

AR500 steel lasts 3 times as long as other carbon-alloy steel. The toughness of the steel is what makes the AR500 stand out from other hard steels. It has high weldability and formability without losing its differential properties. The light design can take heavy blows without the risk of deformity, cracking, and other propagation if a local crack does occur. Additional benefits AR500 steel offers that include:

  • Improves the longevity of products by reducing erosion
  • Extremely reliable
  • Maximizes production
  • Cost-effective in the long run


Mang. (max).95
Phos. (max).025
Sulphur (max).005
Chrome (max).75
Nickel (max).35
Moly (max).65
Hardness (BHN)477-534
Yield (psi.)182,000
Tensile (psi.)235,000
Elongation in 2”17% - 23%
Color CodeYellow/Purple

Requirements for AR500 Steel

Our AR500 steel plates meet all flatness and thickness requirements the 50% standards that are specified in ASTM A-6. All of the mechanical properties for the abrasion resistance steel matches the ASTM E10.

Available Services:

Wearalloy AR500 can be machined or drilled with high speed carbide tools at low speeds. As the hardness level of the plate increases, it is necessary to decrease the cutting speed and feed depth.

Wearalloy AR500 can be sheared or punched in thicknesses up to 1/4". Flame cutting is recommended on thicker plate and on our Wearalloy 400 and 450.

Wearalloy AR500 can be cold formed in a press brake or rolls. At sharper bends, forming should be performed with the axis of bend at right angles to the rolling direction or cross grain of the plate. Remove rough edges on plate by grinding prior to forming. It is necessary to allow for a bending radius of 3 to 5 times that of ordinary steel. 

Please contact our engineering department for quotes on any fabrications requiring our wear resistant steels.

Common Industries and Applications

AR500 steel plates are versatile and can be used in critical components in industries such as:

There are is no limit to the applications that can use AR500 steel.

Aggregate, Construction and Mining Applications

  • Drag Slat Conveyor Liners
  • Asphalt Plant Ductwork
  • Chute Liners
  • Scraper Liners
  • Hopper Liners
  • Cutting Edges
  • Loader Bucket Liners
  • Truck Bed Liners
  • Mold Board Liners
  • Crusher Liners
  • Hammers
  • Feeders
  • Transfer Points
  • Rock Box Liners
  • Shovel Bucket Loners
  • Drag Line Bucket Liners
  • Underground Miners
  • Cone Crusher Main Frame Liners
  • Screen Decks
  • Jaw Crusher Cheek Plates
  • Skid Plates
  • Screed Plates

Pulp and Paper Industry Applications

  • Chain Flights
  • Hammermill & Hog Parts
  • Chipper Hoods
  • Flatbacks
  • Chip Feeders
  • Jack Ladders
  • Chain Rub Bars
  • Chain Ways
  • Fan Blades
  • Cyclone Liners
  • Transition Sections
  • Screw Conveyors
  • Bark Chutes
  • Debarker Arms
  • Flumes

Why Ford Steel?

Founded in St. Louis in 1945 as a wear resistant steel company, Ford Steel specializes in providing a proven solution to your specific wear problems. Now, as a leading AR500 steel supplier, we will help you find the solution you need on everything from crusher to truck bed liners and more. We will work with you to improve your business by providing high-quality AR500 steel products, excellent service, competitive pricing, and prompt delivery.

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