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Fassi F 1450 HXP Techno crane utilizes Strenx structural steel

Dec. 28, 2022
The Nordic and U.S.-based steel company prizes sustainability and customer service regarding its products and delivery

The Fassi F 1450 HXP Techno is the first loading crane to be acquired by Zimmerei Lindner and Meyer. It is the first model in a range of cranes with completely redesigned structural steelwork and electronics, including the use of Strenx structural steel from SSAB.

The F 1450’s steel construction is designed to be thinner and increase the load capacity and maximum possible boom length, the company stated. The result is a heavy-knuckle boom crane that can be mounted on four-axle trucks. By using Strenx structural steel, the weight reduction lowers the deadweight of the crane, improving the overall performance of the crane and vehicle.

Strenx structural steel from SSAB has been used by Fassi Gru S.p.A. in many of its products. Strenx offers more lifting power, compact dimensions of the folded crane, and an extended reach of 31.50 m (103.3 ft.) compared to comparable cranes in the 119 mt class. The body weight can also be reduced with the advantage of more payload on the truck bed. Whether for the crane outriggers or the complete jib system, Strenx strip and sheet steel grades Strenx 900 to Strenx 1100 are used frequently.

Strenx can allow designers to save 20-30% in steel weight while still achieving better performance and longer steel structure life. A reduced truck body weight allows for more capacity for payload or less moving mass when driving empty, potentially lowering fuel consumption for further environmental benefit.

SSAB is a manufacturer of premium high-strength steels with a strong focus on support and services for its customers, from support during design and development with recommendations for high-strength steels through to advice on manufacture in production.

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