SSAB, a global leader in high-strength steel production, will be featurung Strenx® performance steel and the benefits it brings to construction equipment at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 event in Las Vegas, next week.
Strenx is a high-strength structural steel that, SSAB says, successfully helps manufacturers around the world build stronger, lighter and more sustainable equipment. Its uses range from lifting and land clearing to earthmoving, material handling, hauling and trucking.
As a steel with high yield strength, Strenx has proven successful in lifting equipment, bringing more power, reach and flexibility to the job site. It is designed to work under high load stresses without compromising on safety or causing equipment failure, providing maximum strength, lift height and lift capacity at less weight.
Strenx high-strength steel plate, tubes and hollow sections in reduced thicknesses can benefit cranes, hoists, spider lifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, cherry pickers, telehandlers and more, according to the company. Thanks to its tight thickness and flatness tolerances, Strenx steel enables fabricators to accurately bend the components needed.
Strenx is made in a steelmaking process that is already the world’s most CO2 efficient, according to the manufacturer. By specifying Strenx in thinner steel gauges, manufacturers can use less steel. Switching to Strenx steel also makes equipment lighter and more efficient in terms of both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. By 2026, “fossil-free” Strenx will be available from a process that virtually eliminates CO2 emissions, SSAB added.
“Our theme is Think Thinner, Get Stronger,” Magnus Carlsson, Product Manager for Strenx performance steel, said. “We’ll be showcasing our range of steels that can help manufacturers, fleet owners and operators become more productive in challenging environments, and in changing industries that are becoming more focused on sustainability.”
OEMs and steel buyers can purchase Strenx performance steel directly from SSAB. If fabricated components are needed, a new network of Strenx Certified Fabricators has been launched to provide the market with experienced certified specialists in Strenx parts fabrication and services. The G.E. Mathis Company, based in Chicago, is the first certified member of this network.
Strenx is available in yield strengths of 600-1,300 MPa as plate, sheet, tube and hollow section. It is available from local distributors worldwide, and comes with guaranteed properties and tolerances.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG takes place on March 14-18, 2023.