Millions of tons of goods are conveyed every day in the world. In order to maximize the load by traject with the least impact on the environment, lightweight structure becomes a necessity.
On the one hand, the premium segment Quend®, the high yield strength steel developed by NLMK Clabecq, enables the truck manufacturers to develop chassis and trailers able to decrease the overall weight while increasing the total load mass: the weight reduction of structural elements can reach 20%. Thanks to high workability, Quend® reduces the production time. It results in a performance improvement.
Delivered as wide plate, Quend® is produced with thicknesses from 3,2mm up to 64. It explains why it finds its place in all types of trucks and trailers on the market.
thicknesses of Quard® produced for trucks
On the other hand, Quard®, NLMK’s abrasion resistant steel, has been specifically developed for manufacturers of tippers and dumper trucks. Its hardness and its ability to resist to frictions, resulting among others from load charging and discharging, strengthen the machine reliability, even in the hardest conditions. Available from 3,2mm, Quard® makes it possible to think at new designs with a lower thickness.
RAÍZEN, the largest producer of sugar and ethanol – from sugar cane – in the world, performed a complete technical test where some QUARD (sample of QUARD 450 – 6mm thickness) presented some very good ...
General manager of Gergen
“It was our target to give our clients a clear advantage. In the collaboration with NLMK we have found a strong partner and with Quard® the suitable material to achieve this!”