Manufacturing of a Steel Wear Package for a Heavy Machinery Bucket for the Slag Processing Industry

A customer from the slag processing industry came to Refax, Inc. to manufacture a steel wear package for a heavy machinery bucket. We offer all of our clients a wide range of wear packages and our experts can recommend a specific package or work off of a customer’s custom design. For most wear package manufacturing jobs we use our Chrome Carbide Wear plate because it can be cut into any shape, formed into any contour, and will last 6 to 8 times longer than AR plate.

For this project, we formed, fitted and welded a combination of materials while holding tightest tolerances of +/- 1/16″. After a 100% inspection, we shipped the wear package to the client.

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Project Specifications

Product Description

Refax offers a wide range of wear packages for any style of loader bucket. We have the ability to recommend a specific package or use a customer’s custom design. Our chrome carbide is the primary wear product we use in lining buckets. By utilizing the chrome carbide plate it allows us to cut the plate into any shape needed as well as custom form the plate to fit virtually any contour. The other advantage is that our Chrome Carbide Wear plate will out last an AR plate 6 to 8 times.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

  • Burning
  • Forming
  • Fitting
  • ARC Welding

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

+/- 1/16″

Material Used

A36, T-1, SA1750CR

In Process Testing Performed

100% Inspection

Estimated Part Weight


Industry For Use

Open-Pit Mining
Ore Handling
Coal Burning
Power Generation
Slag Processing

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing