Ruukki, a European manufacturer and supplier of steel, showcases its Raex wear-resistant and Optim high-strength steels for construction and mining industry at the bC India 2013.
Ruukki provides special steel products and services to Indian and international customers operating in India. "We have had our own office in Mumbai since 2012 and continue to work with our long-term partner Steelforce, which stocks Ruukki's special steels in India," says Thomas Hörnfeldt, Senior Vice President, Special Steels & International Sales.
By using Raex and Optim steels in the construction of tipper bodies it is possible to create a steel tipper that weighs almost the same as aluminium, without compromising on the durability and performance that today's operators have come to expect. With special steel products from Ruukki, vehicles can be built to provide a longer operating life with lower weight to allow reduced fuel consumption, higher payloads and reduced CO2 emissions.
Raex steels prevent the wear and damage of structural parts and decrease repair costs for road-building and mining machinery. The lifetime of buckets made of Raex steel can be about two or three times longer than that of structural steels. In application where higher payloads are required, the use of wear-resistant Raex and high-strength Optim steels can reduce steel thickness and thus tipper body weight by 20 per cent.
One of the products in the Raex wear-resistant steel family is the Raex 400 Tube, which is designed for the cost-efficient transport of wet concrete and other semi-fluid liquids and abrasive materials. It can significantly improve the performance of pumping or dredging equipment and extend its service life beyond normal standards.
Ruukki continues to rank among the world's top steel companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The company is one of the only four steel companies included in the index out of a total of 40 assessed. Ruukki also ranks amongst the best in the world in iron-making CO2 efficiency with production using virtually the minimum amount of carbon raw materials possible with current technology. This results in CO2 emissions being almost six per cent lower than the steel industry average across the EU.