Producers of construction machines aim to enhance performance by utilizing lightweight materials while considering total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing service life to reduce maintenance and repair periods. To withstand harsh conditions and abrasive environments, durable materials are crucial. Additionally, using thin and long-lasting materials helps reduce ecological footprint in terms of energy consumption and end-of-life disposal. In this regard, Quard® provides the optimal solution as NLMK’s abrasion resistant steel.
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.
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.
Discover the multiple applications of our NLMK products! Whether it’s in the construction industry, energy sector, or other fields, our innovative steel solutions offer diverse uses. To learn more about the various potential applications, click on the links below: