The Ultimate Guide to Armour-X Wear and its Uses

When it comes to industrial conveyor systems, wear and tear from constant operation is an inevitable reality. Friction and abrasive […]


When it comes to industrial conveyor systems, wear and tear from constant operation is an inevitable reality. Friction and abrasive materials can quickly degrade chain components and lead to costly downtime.

That’s where Armour-X Wear products from Can-Am Chains Europe come in. This line of highly engineered wear solutions is designed to offer outstanding durability and performance in even the most demanding applications.

In this ultimate guide, we’ll explore what makes Armour-X wear products so special and the key benefits they provide across a range of industries.

What is Armour-X Wear?

Armour-X is a proprietary material developed by Can-Am Chains through years of research and innovation. It combines extremely hard ceramic materials with a flexible polymer matrix to create a unique composite that offers incredible wear resistance.

Armour-X boasts a hardness rating of around 450 BHN (Brinell Hardness Number), providing superior resistance to abrasion and wear. This wear plate can be easily welded for seamless integration into your conveyor system.

Key Advantages of Armour-X Wear

The unique properties of Armour-X translate to several important benefits for equipment and components:

  • Extended Conveyor Lifecycle: By shielding chains and other susceptible parts, Armour-X dramatically slows down the rate of degradation, leading to a significantly longer functional lifecycle for your entire conveyor system.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: Less frequent wear means less downtime, less need for replacement parts, and ultimately major reductions in maintenance expenses
  • Improved Productivity: With less downtime and fewer unexpected breakdowns, your conveyor operation maintains peak efficiency, streamlining your productivity.
  • Impact Resistance: The combination of hardness and flexibility helps Armour-X absorb heavy impact without cracking, chipping, or breaking.
  • Noise and Vibration Dampening: Armour-X helps reduce noise and vibration compared to metal components.

Typical Applications for Armour-X

Armour-X wear solutions are used across a wide range of industries where abrasive materials, heavy impacts, and harsh operating conditions are common:

  • Log Haul Conveyors: The forestry industry relies on Armour-X to protect conveyor components against the relentless abrasion of logs.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants: Chains and guides in wastewater conveyor systems are consistently exposed to harsh and abrasive materials. Armour-X provides vital protection.
  • Mining Industry: Armour-X ensures that conveyors transporting ore, rock, and other heavy materials remain operational and efficient.
  • Manufacturing and Production: Various manufacturing facilities and production lines needing robust protection for their conveyor systems find value in Armour-X.

Choose Armour-X and Safeguard Your Conveyors

If you want to prolong the life of your industrial conveyor systems, minimize downtime, and maximize your return on investment, Armour-X Wear from Can-Am Chains Europe is the clear solution.

To learn more about how Armour-X Wear can protect your conveyor systems, and to get a customized quote, get in touch with Can-Am Chains Europe today. Our experts are ready to help you explore the best ways to implement this innovative technology into your operations.



Can-Am Chains
Can-Am Chains (Europe) Ltd
Unit 11 Kingfisher Boulevard
Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NZ

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