Strenx™ 960 product group

Strenx™ 960 is a group of high-strength structural steel grades with minimum yield strengths between 850 and 960 MPa (123-139 ksi) depending on thickness, making them an excellent choice for transportation and lifting devices.

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SUITABLE APPLICATIONS
Advanced loadbearing structures
in transportation, lifting and agriculture

TYPE OF PRODUCTS
Hot rolled plate, sheet, cold rolled strip

THICKNESS RANGE
0.8-120 mm (0.031”-4.724”)

A wide range of high-strength structural steel

STRENX 960 E
Superior toughness

Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, agriculture equipment and other loadbearing structures in a wide dimension range.

Toughness: 40 J at -40°C (30 ft-lb at -40°F)
Plate: 4-120 mm (0.157”-4.724”)
Standard: EN 10025-6 S960QL
Format: Plate

STRENX 960 F
Extreme toughness

Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, agriculture equipment and other loadbearing structures in cold conditions.

Toughness: 27 J at -60°C (20 ft-lb at -76°F)
Plate: 4-100 mm (0.157”-3.937”)
Standard: EN 10025-6 S960QL1
Format: Plate

STRENX  960 PLUS
Strong welds and great surface quality

Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, agriculture equipment and other loadbearing structures.

Toughness: 27 J at -40°C (20 ft-lb at -40°F)
Hot rolled strip: 2-8 mm (0.079” - 0.393”)
Standard: EN 10 025-6 S960QL
Format: Sheet and coil

STRENX 960MC
Multipurpose cut-to-length sheets

Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, agriculture equipment and other loadbearing structures in a wide dimension range.

Toughness: 27 J at -40°C (20 ft-lb at -40°F)
Hot rolled strip: 3-10 mm (0.118”-0.393”)
Standard: EN 100149-2 S960MC
Format: Sheet and coil

STRENX 960 CR
For the thinnest structural parts

Suitable for a wide range of components and parts in the lightest possible load-bearing structures.

Cold rolled strip: 0.8-2.1 mm (0.031”-0.083”)
Standard: SSAB specification
Format: Sheet and coil

Mantella innovates with Strenx 960 Plus, cuts weight in trailer chassis

When upgrading to Strenx 960 Plus the Italian OEM Mantella has taken a great leap in trailer design. Z-shaped bended beams replaced the traditional concept of longitudinal welded I-beams. The company’s innovative trailer chassis in Strenx 960 Plus weighs in on par with aluminum, and has all the durability, fatigue strength and production advantages of steel.

Strenx 960 for stronger and safer rear underrun protection device (RUPD)

When quality matters, turning to Strenx 960 high-strength steel for protection in your heavy-duty vehicles is a good choice. It is ideal in applications like rear underrun protection devices (RUPD), which help lower the risk of fatal injuries in rear-end collisions involving heavy-duty vehicles.

Made for predictable performance in the workshop

Person welding Strenx® high-strength steel in the workshop.

Welding

Strenx 960 can be welded using any conventional welding method. MAG welding is the most common technique today, since it is very easy to automate for high productivity.

A CNC machine with several drills for machining Strenx.

Machining

Strenx 960 can usually be machined without special equipment. Stable machinery fitted with high-speed steel and carbide tools is recommended when drilling, countersinking, tapping, turning, and milling.

A machine bending Strenx steel.

Bending

Free bending and roll bending of Strenx steel plate and strip can be done using standard bending machinery. Uniform properties, close thickness tolerances and high surface quality ensure a predictable bending process.

A laser cutting head cuts a plate of Strenx steel.

Thermal cutting

The properties and fine surface finish of Strenx 960 plate and strip makes it perfect for laser cutting. Thermal cutting of hot-rolled Strenx 960 steel sheet and plate is performed with oxy-fuel flame, plasma and laser.

Handling a piece of Strenx structural steel before placing it in a cutting machine.

Mechanical cutting

Mechanical cutting of Strenx 960 is best performed with guillotine shears. Consider carefully the settings of the cutting machine. The most important factors are clearance, cutting angle and blade hardness. The plate should be allowed to warm up thoroughly to around +20°C (68° F) before it is cut.

A straight ruler placed on Strenx steel to show its flatness.

Strenx guarantees

Strenx guarantees include tight thickness tolerances, tight flatness tolerances and bending properties. The tight thickness tolerances enable you to know the weight more precisely. As a result, you can reduce your safety margins. Precise thickness within a plate and between plates makes for safe and predictable performance in the workshop.

Strenx 960 products and thicknesses

 
Strenx 960
standard products
Thickness range [mm] Conform to standard Formats Typical products manufactured
with Strenx
Plate Hot rolled strip Cold rolled strip
Strenx 960 E 4-120 ---
---  EN 10025-6 S960QL Impact test at -40°C Plates Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, 
agriculture equipment and other loadbearing 
structures in a wide dimension range
Strenx 960 F 4-100 ---  ---  EN 10025-6 S960QL1 Impact test at -60°C Plates Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, 
agriculture equipment and other loadbearing 
structures in cold conditions
Strenx 960MC --- 3-10 ---  EN 10149-2 S960MC Impact test at -40°C
Sheets & Coils Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, 
agriculture equipment and other loadbearing 
structures
Strenx 960 Plus --- 2-8 ---  EN 10025-6 S960QL Impact test at -40°C Sheets & Coils Suitable for strong and light chassis, cranes, 
agriculture equipment and other loadbearing 
structures with tight tolerances
Strenx 960 CR --- --- 0.8-2.1  SSAB specification
Sheets & Coils A wide range of components and parts in the
lightest possible load-bearing structures
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