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  • Higher payloads require lighter stronger steels

Concrete mixing and placement

Concrete is the most-used construction material in the world. In order to respond to the increasing number of challenging architectural projects, makers of concrete placement equipment are developing machines with longer reach and improved pumping capacity. Ultra high strength steels enable manufacturers to build equipment to meet these requirements while keeping the machine within legal weight limits. ArcelorMittal’s Amstrong® grades are a perfect fit for these applications.

To supply the volume of concrete each building site requires, concrete mixer trucks must make numerous trips to the job. Trucks with a higher payload capacity offer substantial cost and environmental savings while improving productivity. However, a higher payload means that the mixer drum weight must be lower in order to fulfil weight limitations enforced on most European roads.

Lighter mixer drums require steel grades with a higher strength and an improved abrasion resistance. ArcelorMittal’s range of quenchable boron steels have been specifically developed so equipment manufacturers can create lighter and stronger mixer drums.