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Monday, December 26 2022 - 11:00
Strenx(R) structural steel – more crane performance with less dead weight
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

The Fassi F 1450 HXP Techno is the first loading crane to be acquired by 
Zimmerei Lindner and Meyer, a medium-sized construction company based in 
Dinkelsbühl. It serves customers in southern Germany. The Fassi F 1450 loader 
crane is the first model in a range of cranes with completely redesigned 
structural steelwork and electronics. 

Strenx(R) structural steel from SSAB was not a new material to crane 
construction and has been used by Fassi Gru S.p.A., a global leader in the 
manufacture of hydraulic cranes, for a long time. Strenx(R) could offer more 
lifting power, compact dimensions of the folded crane and an extended reach of 
31.50 m compared to comparable cranes in the 119 mt class. The body weight 
could also be reduced with the advantage of more payload on the truck bed. 

Whether for the crane outriggers or the complete jib system, Strenx(R) strip 
and sheet steel grades Strenx(R) 900 to Strenx(R) 1100 were used everywhere. It 
is remarkable that the processing properties are practically the same as those 
for standard grades. 

The Fassi engineers mastered all challenges with the new F 1450. They designed 
the steel construction to be thinner and were also able to increase the load 
capacity and the maximum possible boom length. The result is a revolution in 
heavy knuckle boom cranes that can be mounted on four-axle trucks. By using 
Strenx(R) structural steel, the weight reduction helps to lower the deadweight 
of the crane, thus playing a major role in improving the overall performance of 
the crane and vehicle, true to the company's motto 'Leader in Innovation'. 

Depending on the starting conditions, Strenx(R) can allow designers to save 20, 
30 or even more percent in steel weight while still achieving better 
performance and longer steel structure life. `Less material – more strength` is 
the key message for Strenx(R). Less steel today also means lower CO2 emissions 
for the steel construction itself. In addition, SSAB aims to be the first, in 
2026, to offer fossil-free steel to the market and largely eliminate carbon 
dioxide emissions from its own operations in around 2030. A reduced truck body 
weight means more capacity for payload or less moving mass when driving empty 
and therefore potentially lower fuel consumption as a further environmental 

Fassi and its customers enjoy both high performance and extensive support

"In addition to a powerful crane, reliable, local service was also important to 
us," explains Sascha Lindner, one of the two owners of the carpentry business 
in Dinkelsbühl, adding: "ISM Industrie Service Müller, our local vehicle 
builder, was a dedicated partner by our side right from the start. While the 
crane was still being mounted on the truck, we were able to submit and 
implement the last adjustment requests. As a construction company specializing 
in timber construction, the renovation of old buildings and roofing work, we 
also have to offer our customers a comprehensive service package. In short, we 
offer everything from a single source." 

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. For example, recommendations for welding and forming 
processes, advice on tools as well as consulting on new production processes.

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products 
and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a 
stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 
countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB 
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   Caption: The right mix of properties and quality. The steel used in this 
crane offers not only a lower weight/strength ratio, but also high toughness, 
good welding and bending properties, and good consistency in physical, 
chemical, and mechanical properties.


   Caption: Since Strenx® is designed to be used in areas where structural 
strength and weight reduction are important competitive factors; Fassi's R&D 
department has worked with SSAB on new applications with extremely advanced 
mechanical solutions.

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