Endura Steel, AR Plates & Manganese Steel
Titus Steelworks stocks 6 grades of specialty impact and abrasion wear steels in various sizes and thicknesses, allowing us to provide the best material to suit your needs.
ENDURA Steel is renowned for being very tough, very hard, very abrasion-resistant, and very easy to machine, while still maintaining a competitive price.
ENDURA Steel offers the following advantages:
1. Best Wear Resistance of any abrasion resistant plate
- 8 times greater wear than mild steel
- 2-4 times greater life than conventional 500 BHN steels
2. Reduce plate thickness up to 25% vs AR 500 (e.g. a 1.5″ plate of ENDURA Steel could be used in place of a 2″ plate of AR 500 steel)
3. Ability to “Work Harden” from 470 BHN to 560 BHN
4. Ease of processing compared to conventional 500 BHN steels
5. Can be Welded with Low Hydrogen Rod providing a major cost saving
6. No pre or post heating required for welding
For projects that require particularly high sliding abrasion resistance, ENDURA Dual can provide the same performance as Carbide Overlay, at roughly 1/2 the price.
ENDURA Dual is an alloy comprised of ENDURA Steel, already known for its durability and impact abrasion resistance, alloyed with “High Titanium Carbides” (0.6%). This unique grade is mainly dedicated to sliding abrasion where conventional water quenched steels (500HB, 550HB), hardfacing plates or hard-cast parts are traditionally used.
Similar to ENDURA, ENDURA Dual also has unique “Work Hardening” properties. With impact, ENDURA Dual will “work harden” from 480 BHN to 560 BHN.
Manganese steel is an austenitic steel, which means it is non-magnetic. This property makes it useful in many applications such as bottom plates for lifting magnets, separator drum shells for magnetic materials, wear shoes on electric brakes, and more.
Manganese steel has Work Hardening properties, which means that it becomes harder and harder the more it is impacted or compressed.
The “Hadfield” grade has an original hardness of approximately 220 BHN (Brinell Hardness Number). With continued impact and /or compression, it will surface-harden to over 550 BHN.
It should be noted that only the outer skin surface-hardens with wear, while the sub-surface remains highly ductile and tough. As the surface wears, it continually renews itself, becoming harder and harder.
Dynamic AR 500 heat treated wear steel plate is intended for severe wear applications requiring a high degree of abrasion resistance.
Originally developed for extreme wear applications including ballistics, Dynamic AR 500 plates combines a high carbon level with Titus’s proven manganese chrome/nickel chemistry to produce a steel with up to ten times the wear resistance of ordinary steel.
Dynamic AR 500 is heat treated to provide a BHN range of 477 to 534 with a typical BHN of 514. Abrasion resistance is typically 5:1 compared to mild steels.
Dynamic AR 600 heat treated wear steel plate is intended for severe sliding wear applications requiring a high degree of abrasion resistance.
Developed for ballistic protection, Dynamic AR 600 plates combines a high carbon level with Titus’s proven manganese chrome/nickel chemistry to produce a steel with up to fifteen times the wear resistance of ordinary steel.
Dynamic AR 600 is heat treated to provide a BHN range of 570 to 640 with a typical BHN of 627.