AR200 Steel Plate

IBC Metal Group specializes in the production and exportation of AR200 Steel Plate, commonly known as Wear Resistant Steel Plates Sheets or Abrasion Resistant Steel Plates Sheets. This high carbon abrasive resistant steel boasts a nominal hardness of 200 Brinell (HBW) and is intended for applications requiring moderate wear, such as mill plate, temper leveled plate or coil form. Despite its strength and versatility, this product should not be used in structural applications.

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A514 AR200 abrasion resistant steel plate well suited for some processes and features a blue-grey-red finish with a hardened surface. It isn’t ideal for forming and machining, yet suitable for welding. This material designed specifically for moderate wear applications such as contact surfaces, hoppers, cement mixer drums and fins, and screw conveyors. ASTM A514 is the standard specification for high yield, quenched and tempered alloy steel plate.

Available Dimensions

Thickness (in.)Product TypeThickness (in.)Width (in.)Length (in.)
AR200Mill Plate0.500 ~ 1.25072 ~ 103120 ~ 1020
AR200Temper Leveled Plate0.100 ~ 0.50048 ~ 9672 ~ 720
AR200Coils0.188 ~ 0.50060 ~ 96

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What is Abrasion Resistant Steel Plate

Abrasion resistant (AR) steel plate, a high-carbon alloy steel designed specifically to have greater hardness properties than low-carbon steel. Hardness typically comes at the expense of strength, making AR wear resistant steel an ideal material for harsh, high-abrasion conditions, and not for structural applications.

There are no ASTM codes or specifications for AR structural steels, and no specific chemical composition required. In fact, the composition of AR steel varies from mill to mill. When engineers evaluate abrasion resistance steel plate material, hardness – measured in Brinell units – is the most important factor. Get more information about abrasion resistant steel.

Mechanical Properties of AR200 Steel Plate

AR200 has a nominal hardness of 200 HBW. It produced to a specified chemical composition only; if an application requires specific mechanical properties it should be inquired. Brinell hardness. If specified, tested according to ASTM A370, on a surface milled or ground from 0.020” to 0.118” (0.5 – 3.0 mm) below the plate surface. Typical hardness range is 185 to 241 HBW. Inquire for other HBW requirements.

Chemical Composition

Maximum W.T. % based on ladle analysis.

C (Max. %)Mn (Max. %)P (Max. %)S (Max. %)Si (Max. %)

Tolerances of AR200 Steel Plate

Tolerances for Mill Plate: Thickness, width and length tolerances for AR200 plates are in accordance with ASTM A6. ASTM A6 Standard Flatness Tolerances are available for plate thicknesses less than 0.500 inches and A6 Half-Standard Flatness tolerances are available for plate thicknesses of 0.500 inches up to 1.25 inches. Inquire for specific mill flatness capabilities.

Tolerances for Temper Leveled Plate: The thickness, width and length tolerances for AR200 plates are in accordance with ASTM A6. For thicknesses of less than 0.188 inches, the flatness tolerances are in accordance with ASTM A568 Table 13.1. Tempered leveled plates are available with ASTM A6 Half-Standard Flatness Tolerances or better. Material yield strength and processing line determine flatness capabilities.

Tolerances for Coils for Conversion To: For orders with a minimum gauge, thickness and width tolerances comply with ASTM specifications A568 for thicknesses less than 0.230 inches, and A635 for thicknesses of 0.230 to 1.00 inch. Table S1.1 from both specifications provides details on the exact tolerances, while Table 6 of A568 and Table 3 of A635 outline width allowances. Nominal gauge orders should be inquired about to determine their thickness tolerances.


AR200 steel plate can be thermally cut satisfactorily. The hardened, heat-affected zones adjacent to the cut surfaces should be removed before any subsequent forming or welding operation.

Formability Properties

AR200 may be employed in moderate cold forming applications. Proper edge preparation (i.e. removal of hardened heat-affected zones adjacent to the cut surfaces) is essential to minimize the potential for cracking. Cold forming should performed at a minimum temperature of 68°F (20°C). Minimum recommended punch radius, R, and die width opening, W, as a function of bending orientation is provided in the following table.


AR200 is weldable by conventional electric arc welding processes when using low-hydrogen consumables and appropriate welding practices. The following recommendations considered.

It is a lower grade of wear-resistant steel plate known as AR200, AR235, or AR Medium, depending on the manufacturer. Generally, it used in applications where abrasion resistance and economy are primary concerns. As-rolled, it is made to a chemistry to achieve a desired brinell range.

Application of AR200 Steel Plate

AR200 steel plate is a carbon-manganese product with a nominal hardness of 200 Brinell (HBW). It is typically used in areas prone to experiencing high levels of abrasion. This coincides with applications like cement mixer drums and fins, bulk material handling chute liners, skirt board liners, and screw conveyers. In addition, it can be seen in truck beds, attachments to diggers and earth movers as well as situations where there is processing required by the mining industry.

Industries and uses for abrasion resistant steel; Earth-moving equipment and attachments; Construction, demolition and recycling; Material handling, crushing and conveying; Mining, quarrying and processing; Cement and other industrial plants; Agricultural and forestry machinery; Trucks, trailers and other vehicles.

Which Abrasion-Resistant Wear Fighter is Right For You?

Abrasion-resistant steel can last up to 4 times longer than mild steel. Popular grades of IBC’s AR steel include AR400,  AR450AR500, and AR550 , our latest grade at 475-505 HBW, combining the best properties of AR450 steel and AR500 steel for high hardness, high toughness and wear resistance, especially for extreme-duty applications. 

But which grade and steel type are right for you and your project? Do you need steel plate, tubes, pipes or bars? Our experts will help you find the perfect match for your application and the right balance between hardness, strength and formability that will give you a lasting impact on your product – and your business.


IBC Metal has almost a decade’s worth of experience in producing AR steel plate, with applications that range from shooting targets to dump buckets. You can look to this expert for the widest selection of grades, thicknesses, and widths that you need to tackle abrasion and wear in your heavy-duty projects. Cutting lead times in your workshop is only the beginning – you can also extend equipment performance, service life, and boost productivity. Get your hands on IBC’s premium abrasion resistant steel plate offerings now by building a quote.

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