To stay ahead of competition, producers of construction machines seek to maximize the use of lightweight materials which improve the overall performance. Considering the importance of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in the purchasing process, they are also trying to increase the service life in order to reduce maintenance and repair periods. Given the tough conditions in which the machines operate, producers must use materials that can withstand extensive use in abrasive environments. Moreover, thin long lasting material reduces the ecological footprint, as well in terms of energy consumption as well as impact of disposal at the end of the equipment life cycle.
width of delivered plates Quard®
From these industrial, economical and environmental perspectives, Quard® offers the best solution. Delivered as wide plates from 1500 up to 3100 mm, NLMK’s abrasion resistant steel is proposed from 3,2 mm thickness (the thinnest on the heavy plate market) up to 64 mm. This dimensional range covers the high majority of your needs.
Tests conducted with a panel of selected clients in the industry of construction equipment have demonstrated homogeneity between plates as well as better processing capabilities, such as welding or bending, resulting in improved productivity with lower costs of production in the workshops.
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!”