VANCOUVER – Ruukki, the Finnish steelmaker only recently launched in the North American market, is introducing its line of energy efficient specialty steels at the CIM annual general meeting and trade show next week.
Ruukki will showcase samples of its Raex® abrasion resistant steel. Raex provides hardness and impact toughness best suited for mining equipment, bucket trucks and containers, platform structures, feeders and other high wear applications. Raex steel can withstand wear and surface pressure, and the range has been expanded to include the thicker wear-resistant steels needed in the mining industry.
Ruukki will have on-hand samples of its Optim® high strength steels. The new grade of Optim steel – Optim 700 QL1 – was recently launched in the Canadian market. Optim 700 QL1 is a structural steel with improved impact strength properties, which has been impact tested at a temperature at about -60°C.
The strength and impact toughness of Optim steel ensures the load bearing capacity of even the most demanding lifting equipment and meets the applicable safety criteria also at low temperatures. The steel is ideal for use in very demanding conditions and at sub-zero temperatures of the mining industry.
Ruukki has established stock of Raex and Optim steel located in Ontario and Alberta to serve its customers across Canada. The company offers local technical customer service and application support to help customers select the right steels, improve production processes and optimize materials for its products.
Further information is available at Ruukki.com.