Wear plate and steel metallurgy uses its own unique terminology, which leave most people scratching their heads wondering what foreign language they are speaking.

At JADCO, we strive to make wear resistant steel products and applications easy to understand. Today we have added a glossary resource to our website for you to see what these terms mean and why they are important. Click here for the glossary.

We do this because when you learn what goes into wear plate and why it is important, you will make the best informed decisions for your unique wear plate installations.

We know an educated customer makes intelligent decisions. Providing this glossary to assist you, reinforces that the JADCO family of products delivers the longest life at the...

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For your abrasion resistant steel wear plate or impact resistant steel applications; JADCO is in the business of delivering results. This may be measured in more tons per hour, or adding another six years to your equipment life before replacement AR steel is needed.

Ask your current steel vendor, “What would you do if you only got paid, if I get results using your wear plate?”

For most steel salespeople that is a terrifying question. Their eyebrows fly up, mouth drops open and the immediate reaction is, “We can’t do that!”

At JADCO Manufacturing, we see this as a CLARIFYING question. Often our customers initially came to us for help when nearly all hope had been lost for performance improvement. They tried Brand H, Brand T; even Brands X, Y or Z with no improvement.

JADCO’s approach is different. We know how important it is to ...

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Steve Jobs understood one principle better than nearly everyone else. He felt people want products that are simple, intuitive, easy to use and accessible.

Jobs always focused on how a customer wanted to use a product. Unlike the other technology wizards, who designed a product for their own goals.

JADCO is not about selling wear plate. Our focus is all about solving our customer’s problems. This means the typical “One Size Fits All” mentality simply does not fit.

Turning Technical Data into Usable Information

Rather than using 50 cent words to attempt to show you how smart we are like others do; JADCO salespeople are driven to explain things in simple, everyday terms so everyone can absorb the information to solve the wear challenges in your business.

Albert Einstein famously said, “If you cannot explain something simply, you do not understand it well enough.”

This is why most w...

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See us at CastExpo ’19 in booth # 1448 April 27-30, 2019; in Atlanta GA

Here are a few guarantees in foundries for wear resistant steel applications:
• You specialize in trying to destroy wear resistant steel on a daily basis.
• You can spot salesman BS usually before an introduction is finished.
• You have tried nearly every material to see if something else works better.
• Performance is documented in nearly every phase of your operations.
• You are loyal to vendor-partners who help you out-smart your challenges.

Here are a few applications where JADCO has the correct wear resistant steel products to deliver longer wear plate life for Foundries:Shaker DecksRotary DrumsTransitions and Target Wear AreasScrew ConveyorsMuller Floors and Mixer PlowsCharge Yard Conveyor / DecksSlag Conveyor Ta...

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See us in Booth 413, April 28 – May 2 in St Louis at the IEEE-IAS / PCA Cement Conference.

JADCO Manufacturing delivers longer life for your wear resistant steel equipment.

If your components are not lasting as long as you expect, JADCO is ready to assist your efforts. Understand – if your crew is pleased with how fast they can change out certain wear components; you know those items are failing to deliver the life you expected.

Here is a short list of common replacement components we deliver to the cement industry.


• Block Splitter & Guide Plates
• Classifier Cone Plates
• Cone Liner Plates
• Cuber Base Plate
• Distributor Wear Plates
• End Molds & Division Plates
• Fuller System Wear Plates
• Separator Wear Plates


• Actuator Liners• Apron Feeder Liners• Chute Liners• Cli...

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What Not To Do To Impact and Abrasion Resistant Steel

Your good intentions can transform quality wear plate into low cost mild steel, without understanding you made a mistake. There are times when trying to save a little money results in destroying thousands of dollars of equipment, and lost production time you can never recover.
Through hardened wear resistant steel has strict temperature limits that must not be exceeded. When you heat AR400 or AR500 type wear plates over 400°F, it quickly loses the hardness you had invested.


Using a torch to hand cut these holes, shown above, has ruined this plate.

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I try to gain some form of growth every day. It's either from gaining knowledge and wisdom through personal experiences; or from my experiences working to solve other people's challenges.

Unfortunately, too many salespeople operate in the ‘Fake it til you Make it’; school of pretending to know what they are doing. Customers can quickly detect this non-authentic vibe and realize these people would rather make up credentials to appear successful, than attempt to actually strive for the experience. This is a huge disservice to every prospect they come across.

Certainly everyone has to start somewhere. Just because they don't have the specialized knowledge or experience yet, they try and take a ‘Short Cut’. Instead of l...

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Deciding which chrome carbide overlay plate to use in your most challenging wear applications can be confusing and even stressful. You need to make the right selection to control your wear where it will contain some combination of abrasion and impact.

This brief video explains how to select one type of carbide plate, compared to another.
Which Carbide Plate Do I Use?

As one of the largest producers of CCO, or Chrome Carbide Overlay Plate in North America; JADCO president Sam Anderson answers your questions so you can confidently select the correct wear resistant steel plate to deliver maximum results in your investment.

Selecting the right carbide plate to use can be difficult at times, due to the variety of information available. Selecting ...

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Biomass recycling is proven critical to prevent waste and preserve the environment. JADCO Manufacturing Inc. is your partner for economical, proven solutions to your abrasion, impact and corrosion wear problems.

The recycling process of collecting, shredding and processing; all cause significant wear on your component applications such as:

• Bark Conveyor Screen• Bark Hammers & Rebuild Bark Hammers• Bark Screens• Bark Screw Conveyors• Bark Screw Trough• Bark Storage Feeder Bin• Bark Transfer Chute• Chain Conveyor Liners• Chip Reclaim Bucket• Chutes• Conveyor Belt Skirts• Elbows and Flat Back Elbows• Elevator Buckets• Fan Replacement Blades• Grit Conveyor Liners&bull...

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You get more for your money, when your wear plate lasts longer.

Remember the saying, “You can make excuses, or you can make money; but you can’t make both.” The real question then is, are you “Playing Not to lose” rather than “Playing to Win”?

People who only focus on the obstacles in front of them, never see the abundant opportunities in plain sight. This is how JADCO representatives have made our reputation, by recognizing those opportunities where others only saw problems. This is why having a specialist review your biggest challenges with you can uncover an opportunity you had not previously considered.

The reason you are buying wear plate is because what was in place has failed. Many people str...

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