AR500 Steel Plate

IBC Metal Group is a leading supplier of AR500 steel plate. 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.

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Sizes Offered

AR500 Steel Plate 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”

Other sizes could according to your customized.

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What is Wear-alloy 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. It is a grade of abrasion resistant (AR) steel plate that is known for its hardness, toughness, and resistance to wear and tear. This grade has one of the highest levels of hardness out of the common AR steel plate grades – with a Brinell Hardness Number (BHN) of between 460-544 – and is typically used in high-wear and impact applications. AR500 steel plate meets ASTM E10 specifications for Brinell hardness testing.


The high-carbon composition and additional chemical alloys included in AR500 steel give the material enhanced hardness and wear resistance. However, the addition of high amounts of carbon also reduces the formability and strength of AR500 as compared to other steel plate grades.

The hardness of AR500 also means the material is more rigid and, therefore, less machinable compared to mild carbon and HSLA steel grades. To further enhance the properties that are desirable in high-wear applications, AR500 is heat-treated through a process known as quenching and tempering. This heat treatment process changes the grain structure of the steel material to increase toughness and reduce bitterness.

Benefits of Wear-alloy 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
  • Requirements for AR500 Steel

The main benefit of AR500 steel plate, like any abrasion resistant steel, is its ability to resist wear and abrasion. Because of this, it can lead to less down time and can improve the longevity of your equipment by reducing erosion and wear. All of this, in turn, can lead to maximized production time.

The hardness and toughness of AR500 steel plate make it extremely resistant to wear and impact. These properties make AR500 steel a durable, long-lasting material, which is crucial in applications that require materials that can withstand extreme wear. The durability of AR500 also means that the material needs to be replaced less often than materials that have lower resistance to abrasion, which can lower material costs and prevent devastating equipment failures. Learn more about abrasion-resistant steel and the differences between AR400, AR450 and AR500.

Industries & Applications

AR500 is used in applications where the ability to withstand wear and impact without breaking is important. Typically, this includes material handling applications, such as use in concrete handling equipment, and industrial manufacturing. AR500 is also used in other industries and applications where the ability for a material to endure high levels of abrasion is important, including mining and construction equipment. Some common applications of AR500 plate include: Truck beds; Buckets; Chutes; Hoppers; Bulldozers; Excavators; Underground miners; Truck plows; Dump liners

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.

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Other Applications List

Chain ConveyorsShakeout  LinersCrusher PlatesWear GuidesHammers
Mixer ComponentsTruck Bed LinersCutting EdgesCoal ChutesScreens
Inspection PlatesBallistic TargetsBucket LinersImpact PadsFan Blades
Various HoppersChipper BladesScrew FlightsWear RingsLevelers

Available services: drilling and machining; Shearing and Punching; Forming Fabrication; AR500 steel plates are versatile and can be used in critical components in industries such as: Aggregation; Asphalt; Cement; Mining; Power; Pulp / paper; Sand & gravel; Scrap; Slag.


IBC (Tianjin) Industrial Co., Ltd produce & export AR500 steel plate to all over the world. We use Abrasion resistant steel plate grade in high-wear applications, such as in mining equipment and concrete handling. Due its surface hardness can range between 470-540 BHN. Possesses excellent resistance to slide wear, rub wear and heavy wear. Abrasion Resistant 500 Steel Plate can withstand high-impact stresses, even at extremely low temperatures. Its composition and hardening processes differ between mills. Mill test reports are supplied with each order. There are is no limit to the applications that can use AR500 steel. For more information, please contact with IBC Metal Group.

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