Forks for marble blocks with lower weight

General information
Name of center
SSAB
Description of the case

Marble Mines have a need for stronger, and more durable forks.

 

Old solution: Old ones were casted or S355 (too heavy).

The weight was 9500 kg

 

New solution: Lamellar construction with HX450, 60+15+60mm was chosen to produce lighter and stronger Forks. The weight was 7750 kg,

 

Much Longer Service Life with no problems (Cracks, Distortion etc.). Possibility to have custom made forks depending on the Loader force (not possible with the casted ones)..


End customer
Industry
Quarries and sand
Raw material processed
Limestone
Wear part
Equipment
Forks
Temperature
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
10 – 300 mm / 0.4 – 12.0 "
Solution
New solution
Hardox 450
Thickness
60 mm + 15 mm + 60 mm
Key success factors
Lighter weight
20%
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