Alumina ceramic tiles & linings are frequently used in applications like chutes, hoppers, pipes, conveyor belts, and production systems where there are moving object sliding across surfaces. As the object slides over the material it slowly abrades away the component until there is nothing left, in high wear environments this can happen frequently and cause a multitude of expensive problems. By using an incredibly hard material like Alumina ceramic to acts as a sacrificial lining, the main structure is preserved and the Alumina is able to withstand the abrasion for much longer periods of time before needing to be replaced.
The Alumina tiles can be custom made to specific sizes and shapes to perfectly fit with nearly any existing system. A high performance adhesive is typically used to bind the ceramic lining in place.