HELSINKI, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ruukki, a European manufacturer and supplier of steel, will exhibit its Raex wear-resistant and Optim high-strength steels at the AIMEX 2013 mining industry exhibition in Sydney, Australia, on 20 - 23 August 2013.
Raex wear-resistant steels prevent the wear and damage of structural parts and decrease repair costs for mining and road building machinery. Ruukki Raex special steel can withstand wear and surface pressure and the range has now been expanded to include the thicker wear-resistant steels needed, for example, in the mining industry. The lifetime of a bucket made of Raex can be about 2 or 3 times greater than that of structural steels. In applications that require increased payload, the use of wear-resistant Raex and high-strength Optim steels can reduce the thickness of steel and the weight of the tipper bodies by 20%.
The latest additions to the Raex family are direct-quenched Raex plates up to 80 mm, which are on display at AIMEX. Raex wear-resistant steels can be used to manufacture parts for heavy machinery and equipment designed for excavation, loading, transporting and crushing ore in mines. Such parts include the buckets for excavators and front-end loaders, tipper bodies for heavy earthmoving machinery, mine conveyor systems, crushers, silos and hoppers.
Raex wear-resistant steels have excellent cutting, bending and welding properties. Made using a direct quenching method developed by Ruukki, Raex wear-resistant steels have a hard steel surface and strong microstructure. The method improves the properties of wear-resistant steels and makes them consistent in quality.
Recently Ruukki opened a sales office in Australia with products now proudly distributed through the Bluescope Distribution network.
Ruukki is committed to continuous sustainable development and was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index already for the fifth year running in 2012. Ruukki not only takes energy efficiency into account in production processes and investment decisions, but also in the manufacture of special steels. This is how it enables customers to make energy-efficient machinery and equipment.
For more information, come and visit Ruukki stand SL535 at the AIMEX exhibition in Sydney, Australia or please contact:
Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We have around 9,000 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network across some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere in Europe and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America. Net sales in 2012 totalled €2.8 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). http://www.ruukki.com
Ryan Sanders, Country manager, Australia
Ruukki Metals, Sales
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