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Weartech SHS: Outperforms Q&T and Chrome Carbide Overlay Plates

Weartech® SHS™ Overlay Wear Plate
Outperforms Q&T and Chrome Carbide Overlay Plates


Skip cars are used in underground mining for transporting ore in process from one station to the next. During loading and unloading, wear plate inside the cars are exposed to sliding abrasion and impact.

In an underground gold mine in Canada, 20 ton capacity skip cars transport ore between two levels. During loading, ore drops 30 ft. (9 m) onto a wear plate deflector and slides into the car. During unloading, the skip car is tilted at a 30 degree angle on one side and the ore slides over the wear plate deflector onto a belt conveyor for transport to the next station.


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