SSAB goes from Strenx to Strenx

30 November 2018

SSAB has launched an upgraded high strength steel, Strenx 1100 Plus. Strenx steel is widely used in telescopic booms. SSAB says this new version “virtually eliminates” welding weaknesses.

Strenx 1100 Plus is a hot-rolled, high-strength steel that, SSAB says, possesses unique weld properties and delivers outstanding welding and bending performance. Advances in improved weld seam strength for strip steel contribute to lighter yet stronger equipment with increased performance in the lifting and transportation sectors.

Traditionally, weld seams can represent weak links in the highest grades of structural steels. But with Strenx 1100 Plus, such weld weaknesses are virtually eliminated because the strength, elongation and impact toughness properties of the welded area meet the minimum guarantees of the base material. The optimal combination of strength and toughness of the welded and heat-affected area offers a major benefit to the design engineering process: the design can be based on the same minimum static strength for the entire application, depending on the design rules.

Strenx 1100 Plus will, SSAB says, be ready for customers at Bauma in Munich in April. Customers can already request sample material.