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Wear Resistant Materials


Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips are high quality, through hardened, alloy steel products. They have been manufactured for high abrasion, impact and vibratory service applications.

The wear resistant properties extend throughout the product. Uniform hardness means predictability of service and fabrication.

Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips have a typical hardness of 400BHN. Do not confuse these products with commercial grade A36 or carbon steel type products that are commonly sold as wear bars.

Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips are offered as Hot Rolled Bars, and burned or plasma cut strips, depending upon size and thickness.

Light Gage Wear Strips in 1/8" , 3/16" , 1/4" and 3/8" thick (in narrow widths) are produced from our special chemistry plate. Each piece is straightened to assure ease of installation. Our light gage wear strips are ideal for areas where weight reduction and ease of handling are of primary concern.

Hot Roll (Mill Edged) Wear Bars* are heat treated, hardened and straightened. The distinct advantage of our Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips is that they have square edges, are true to shape and are easy to work with. Drilling, forming and welding are all readily accomplished using standard shop equipment suitable for hardened alloy products.

Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips provide exceptional resistance to abrasive wear. They are made to the highest quality standards. The result is a "true" wear bar that is formable and user-friendly.

Sheffield 45XL Wear Strips are also available in custom sizes and thicknesses. We can custom burn, to your specific width requirements.

Typical Applications

  • Bumper Rails
  • Wear Rails
  • Chain Guides
  • Skids
  • Grizzly Bars
  • Mill Hammers
  • Lift Forks
  • Tracks
  • Edge Protectors
  • Cuttings Edges
  • Deflectors
  • Agitator Paddles
  • Wheelabrator Parts
  • Grader Blades

Available Lengths

10/12 Ft Random Lengths
20/24 Ft Random Lengths
Custom Cut Lengths

Available Sizes

Shaded Thicknesses and Widths are available As Hot Rolled Bars. Our width tolerance on hot rolled wear bars is standard mill practice for this type of bar product.

Widths 1/8" 3/16" 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" 1"
3/4"   X        
1" X X X X X X
1-1/4"   X X      
1-1/2" X X X X    
2" X X X X X  
2-1/4"   X        
2-1/2" X X X X X X
2-3/4" X X        
3" X X X X X  
3-1/2"   X X   X  
4" X X X X X  
*Sizes are indicated by the "X" shown in each box.

Special sizes available as {Cold Drawn Heat Treated} are 1/2" x 3/4", 1/2" x 1" and 1" Square.


• Superior Toughness
• Excellent Wear Resistance
• Deep Uniform Hardness
• Response Well To Fabrication
• Machinable & Weldable

High Def. Plasma Cutting Tolerance

+/- 1/16" on width (typ.)

Oxy-Cutting Tolerance

+/- 1/8" on width (typ.)

Value Added Services

North American Steel provides a complete line of fabrication services for our abrasion resistant materials, including, but not limited to: shape cutting, hard facing, forming, fabricated assemblies, etc. Please contact our Cleveland offices with questions.

Caution: Wear strip products are designed for liner applications; they are not intended for use as self-supporting structures or lifting devices. Fabrication work on any wear strip products should only be accomplished by persons experienced in dealing with high hardness alloy materials.

Welding and Machining Data Is Available.

Associated Steel Corporation is the sole licensed agent for all tradename products that were formerly sold by North American Steel Company. For all inquiries and order placements, please contact Associated Steel Corp.

Phone: 1.800.321.9300
Email: mail@associatedsteel.com
Web: www.associatedsteel.com

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