It goes without saying. If you are the supplier of a steel plate that could be the only thing standing between a human being and a bullet travelling at the speed of 925m a second - you better be on the safe side.
That is how we go about it and that has been our approach since the very first day we entered the market for protection plates.
To stay on the safe side, we have to stretch the limits of what is possible. To go far beyond specifications and today's threat levels. We have to think differently, be innovative and take full advantage of SSAB's 50 years of experience, research and knowledge within niche steel production.
This approach has made it possible to develop harder and tougher steel than anyone else, and to offer you the market's most comprehensive product range. We are your competitive advantage for your future designs of protective equipment.
Armox, SSAB's well-known high-end protection plate, is delivered from the mill in Oxelösund, Sweden, in a quenched and tempered condition. The standard Armox grades are manufactured in 300-600 Brinell hardness. These grades are delivered with guaranteed mechanical properties (hardness, tensile strength and impact toughness) in plate thicknesses ranging from 3-150mm depending on the actual grade hardness.
SSAB also offers an ultra-high hardness ballistic grade, Armox Advance. It is delivered with a guaranteed Rockwell C hardness. The plate is available in thicknesses between 4.0 and 7.9 mm and is intended for add-on armour applications.
Armox is designed for use when ultimate protection performance is required in combination with ease of use in the workshop.
SSAB also offers Ramor protection plate, which is delivered in an as-quenched condition with guaranteed hardness, and is intended for civilian applications. Ramor is produced in 300-550 Brinell hardness and is available as cut-to-length sheets or heavy plate in thicknesses from 2.5-30mm depending on the actual grade hardness. Ramor has good workshop properties.
Protection engineers and vehicle manufacturers are able to tailor their design solutions by using Armox and Ramor - the most complete range of protection plate on the market.
Armox protection plates have been used to protect people in the world's most dangerous environments for more than 25 years. It has literally been tested in the field.
Our customers are suppliers of protection equipment for military and civil applications; equipment that can ultimately save human lives. Under such circumstances, there is no room for error. Our entire production process is designed to make sure our products are always well within your specifications to ensure you are always on the safe side.
That's why Armox protection plates can be delivered with guaranteed ballistic properties. Each grade and thickness is tested according to the most extensive and stringent international standards. In addition we cooperate with leading independent laboratories for ballistic testing in order to offer protection plates certified to your required standards.