SSAB brings you the new generation of wear plate for tipper trailers, mining and agriculture dump bodies, buckets, containers and other equipment exposed to heavy wear.
By taking the lead- SSAB’s strategy is driving us to become the industry – leading producer of high strength steels globally, the market leader in our home markets and provider of leading value added services. Going beyond the call of duty is key in ensuring customers continue generating profits. At the same time understanding their needs and developing workable solutions to make clients’ operations more efficient remains equally as critical.
Our values form the guiding principles of our company.No time to gamble in mining, whether you are mining above or below ground – high wear resistance is vital to reach high productivity and uptime.
Our key strengths include:
Produce lighter stronger durable steel
Design and application expertise
Customer’s business in focus
- We constantly listen to and understand our customers’ needs.
- We aim to always take an active, long-term interest in our customers’ business.
- We want to earn our customers’ trust.
- We want to be our customers’ innovation partner.
We build strong, long-lasting relationships by being professional, cooperative and honest.
- We keep our promises.
- We work safely and responsibly.
- We respect people and strive for diversity.
We are dedicated, ambitious and proud of what we do.
- We are straightforward, results-oriented and quickly take action.
- We don’t do things that don’t create value for our stakeholders.
- To achieve top performance, we always challenge ourselves and further enhance our expertise.
As mining operations continuously focus on maximum production output with minimum downtime, SSAB South Africa is able to offer mining operations a total steel solution. Through our capabilities of calculating both maximum and minimum wear of steel within a plant and advising when maintenance needs to be undertaken along with advising the mine on which type of steel will require low maintenance for a specific project.
Through constructive dialogue we understand the operations and requirements of the customer to then be able to offer the best and most cost effective solution for the mine. Hardox wearparts is a world-wide supplier of wear solutions. Companies around the world depend on Hardox wearparts to keep their operations running smoothly, without costly disturbances or down time. An added benefit is that of our on-site wear audits that we provide and as an extra service 3D Laser Scanning.
The sub-Saharan market has the potential to become the region of the future. We believe that we have the passion, the most knowledgeable people and a world class product in our industry to obtain our goals and move forward into the future. For all these regions we have continued tech support as well as after sales services.
Replacing a steel structure on a mine takes time. If the relevant steel is not available it needs to be produced, and then shipped to South Africa where it is fabricated before being taken to the mine and installed. This can take between four and six months - meaning a project can be left standing still, or not operating efficiently during this time. No mine can afford this type of scenario. This is why we believe that our stock facility and wear parts centres are best placed in the industry to offer mines assistance and advice in tailoring a specific total steel solution for mining operations including underground and open pit mining.
Why hardox is the best option for mining and other applications?
The combination of hardness and toughness is what make our Hardox® wear plate outperform other wear materials on the market by far!
Hardness – Minimizes wear with excellent yield and tensile strength...
Toughness – Makes it possible to withstand heavy impact without cracking.
What’s new at SSAB?
Hardox® 500 Tuf ? The new generation in wearplate
Hardox® 500 Tuf the newest addition to the wear plate family designed for high productivity and cost- effectiveness in the mining industry. When handling blasted rock and ore in a mining tray a very high abrasive activity we give you a steel that can take heavy impact. Hardox® 500 Tuf has a typical hardness of 500 HBW for high wear resistance.
Increase payload and service life for buckets, dippers and attachments in Hardox® 500 Tuf. A bucket or attachment made in Hardox® 500 Tuf combines extreme hardness and toughness with excellent welding and machining properties. Thanks to the high wear resistance of Hardox® 500 Tuf, buckets and other attachments last longer. This helps you avoid costly repairs, rebuilds and parts replacement. Compared to traditional buckets with heavy wear packages, a bucket or dipper made in Hardox® 500 Tuf is wear resistant, tough and gives a longer service life with fewer add-on wear parts. Achieve 30–50% longer service life over Hardox® 450, and 85–100% longer service life compared to a 400 Brinell steel or other generic AR steel. Not only does it deliver high wear resistance – Hardox® 500 Tuf is also tough enough to perform as a structural wear plate in heavy-duty tipper and truck bodies. This offers new opportunities for reducing or eliminating supporting structures, allowing Hardox® 500 Tuf to take the load instead. A tipper body without reinforcing beams is stronger and lighter, and saves a lot of costly welding. A lower tare weight of the body means more payload, less fuel per transported ton and fewer trips on the road.
To find out more about this new material SSAB South Africa (Pty) Ltd.