Bronze liners and wear plates play a critical role in multiple locations within today’s metal rolling equipment. They help maintain the proper alignment of rollers, minimize maintenance costs, and ensure the longevity of essential components. The choice of bronze alloy and the inclusion of lubrication plugs can significantly impact the performance and durability of these components.
Bronze wear plates are integral components in rolling mills, and two popular bronze alloys used for these wear plates are C93200 SAE 660 Bearing Bronze and C95400 Aluminum Bronze. The choice between these alloys depends on the specific requirements of the application.
C932 Bearing Bronze is an excellent choice for locations that are easier to access for replacement. While it may not be as hard as C954 Aluminum Bronze, it offers exceptional wear properties. Using C932 Bearing Bronze in these areas helps protect more critical and costly components.
In contrast, C954 Aluminum Bronze is a harder alloy, making it suitable for locations that are more challenging to replace and need to last longer. This alloy is also highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in corrosive environments found in hot mills.