Which is the Best Foundry Wear Plate

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 Decks
Rotary Drums
Transitions and Target Wear Areas
Screw Conveyors
Muller Floors and Mixer Plows
Charge Yard Conveyor / Decks
Slag Conveyor Target Plates
Cooling Tower Deck PlatesPick and Sort Tools
Formed Impact Target Plates
Shot Blast Side Plates
Hardfacing For Grapples and Magnets
Welding Alloys

JADCO alloys will extend your equipment life cycle, over AR steel wear plates. AR400 was introduced in the mid 1960’s. Foundries use it in material handling and dust collection from the charge yard, through the finishing department.
New techniques in metallurgy and heat treating have resulted in JADCO developing both through-hardened and several varieties of chrome carbide overlay plates.

Shake Out Decks

Extend your shake out deck life with JADCO’s QT-PLUS ®, a through- hardened wear plate. We guarantee QT-PLUS ® to deliver the same hardness at the center of a 2” thick plate. Most commodity wear plates cannot guarantee the hardness of a 1” thick plate.
AR400 by comparison, resemble an Oreo® Cookie. Those steels are only hard at the surface, and are close to mild steel in the center of the plate thickness.


Plasma cutting QT-PLUS ®, under water for the back-draft holes delivers longer life and prevents plugging and jam-ups in production.

A machine shop customer who makes shaker deck screens for foundries discovered water jet cutting time for QT-PLUS ® required 40% more time to water jet cut the same size holes, in the same thickness plate; compared to AR400. That shows the difference between a through hardened plate and the soft center of most typical AR400 plates. Are you getting all of the wear life you paid for with AR400?

Rotary Drums

Rotary Drums are popular for casting and gating cleanup. Equipment using OEM castings are expensive, an ergonomic nightmare trying to install the heavy castings.

An OEM casts liner segments from cast white iron, which is considered un-weldable. This makes hardsurfacing or repairing the drum castings difficult at best. Standard life using the OEM castings typically runs 12 to 18 months; seldom more than 20 months.

JADCO’s through hardened plate, QT-PLUS ® delivers four 3-5 times more life in the same application, and works extremely well in most Foundry applications.

Targeted Wear Areas

Targeted areas such as coves, transition areas and elbows, experience extreme wear in your applications.

JADCO can fabricate shake out decks, chutes, liners, screens or rotary drum assemblies for your specific applications.

Muller Mixer floors, walls and plows made from CHROMEWELD 600 ® can handle the constant abrasion wear from the sand.

Welding Alloys for Longer Life

JADCO’s line of Fusion welding alloys give you the right products for joining and hard-surfacing your most demanding foundry applications.

Get longer life and more profitability with JADCO QT-PLUS ® and CHROMEWELD Carbide overlay wear resistant plates.

Which of your worst wear challenges would you like to conquer?

Remember to stop & see us in booth #1448 at CastExpo ’19 in Atlanta April 27-30, 2019.