none

SWEDISH STEEL PRIZE FINALISTS 2015

09-10-2015
by 
in 

Bold and innovative solutions using the full potential of high-strength steels will characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize.  Submissions have come in primarily from the heavy transportation industry, though a broad range of industries were represented.

“This year… we received a total of 77 applications from 28 countries. The aim of the prize is to reward creative products and solutions. All of the steel applications are highly competitive internationally [and] the broad spectrum and high standard of applications show that this prize plays an important role in the industry,” says jury chairman Gregoire Parenty, SSAB’s Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development.

The four finalists are:

 

Facil System, sugar cane shredder knives, Brazil

The new sugar cane shredder knives developed by Facil Systems have been bolted spirally onto the support at the axles. The solution saves energy and considerably extends the serviceable lifetime of the knives.

 

Milotek Pty Ltd,  rail transportation system, South Africa

Milotek has developed a completely new type of heavy-load rail transportation system. The Futran System is a new, environmentally aware, suspended transportation system that provides a cost effective, flexible alternative to traditional rail, truck, conveyor or even underground mine haulage systems.

 

Ponsse Plc, forest harvester, Finland

Ponsse has developed and launched a new generation of forest harvcesters (Ponsse Scorpion), which benefits from the use of high-strength steels in the design of the chassis, crane arms and cutter heads, while the user interface itself focuses on operator ergonomics.

 

TEREX Cranes, adaptable crane section (Boom Booster), Germany

Tere4x has innovated an adaptable crane section kit, the Boom Booster, to give its CC 8800-1 crane significantly increased lifting performance. The Boom Booster is attached as the lower part of the main boom of the crane, and can also extend the overall crane reach. High-strengthj steels are used in toe Booster’s cross-section support.

The winners for the Steel Prize will be announced on the 19th of November, 2015.

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Australian energy generator and supplier AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250MW pumped hydro energy storage project at Hillgrove Resources’s Kanmantoo copper mine in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, about 50km south-west of Adelaide. The mine has been in operation since 2010... Read More
  2. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    The installation of a new, state‐of‐the‐art mobile harbour crane in Simec Mining’s port in Whyalla, South Australia has further increased the port’s third‐party cargo capabilities. The impressive crane will replace the long‐serving stockbridge and significantly improve the port’s reliability and... Read More
  3. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Australia’s NSW team has moved to a larger facility in order to meet the growing demand for its products.
    Flowcrete, which started operating from the new premises in February, chose the site as it enabled the growing business to increase its stock levels and... Read More
  4. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Victoria’s leading sustainability awards program, are now open for entries, featuring a new category celebrating the outstanding contribution made by volunteers.
    Joining the program’s existing ten categories, the Environmental Volunteering category recognises... Read More