AcaSal®+Z is a high strength steel based on thermomechanically hot-rolled strip, which is hot-dipped zinc-coated. It features a very high yield strength and tensile strength with sufficiently high expansion for cold forming processes.
The new brand from Salzgitter Flachstahl is named after the acacia, whose wood displays enormous resistance. The wood is furthermore not only hard and robust, it is also very elastic and very suitable for processing. AcaSal®, the new steel from Salzgitter Flachstahl, also offers these characteristics.
Reference steel grade DIN EN 10346/10143 |
|Reference steel grade VDA 239-100 (longitudinal)|
Smallest recommended bending radius bending angles ≤ 90 |
|HR300LA||300-380||380-500||≥ 24||1,5 x Dicke|
|HR340LA||340-440||420-540||≥ 22||1,5 x Dicke|
|HR380LA||380-480||450-570||≥ 20||1,5 x Dicke|
|HR420LA||420-520||480-600||≥ 18||1,5 x Dicke|
|HR460LA||460-560||520-640||≥ 16||1,5 x Dicke|
|AcaSal®500||500-620||560-700||≥ 14||1,5 x Dicke|
|AcaSal®550||550-670||610-750||≥ 12||1,5 x Dicke|
|AcaSal®600||≥ 600||650-850||≥ 12||1,5 x Dicke|
|AcaSal®700||≥ 700||750-950||≥ 10||1,5 x Dicke|
The steel is available with a conventional Z100 to Z275 zinc coating in the surfaces MA and MB. Other zinc coating thicknesses are possible upon request.
AcaSal®700 with zinc coating is very well weldable.
Typical applications to utilize the high strength potential combined with weight savings in the component are vehicle construction:
- longitudinal beams and cross-members in trucks and trailers
- safety parts in cars (crash tubes)
- rail car construction
This steel grade is used for cold-formed components in a very wide range of designs. It is used in particular to manufacture:
- Longitudinal beams
- Frame structures
- Cold-pressed parts
- Cold-rolled sections
- Structural pipes
Users of this steel grade must ensure that their calculation, design and processing methods are appropriate for the material. The forming process used must be suitable for the intended application and must comply with the state-of-the-art; it is of fundamental importance to the processing behavior of this steel grade.
Typical applications to utilize the high strength potential combined with weight savings in the component are vehicle construction, longitudinal beams and cross-members in trucks and trailers, safety parts in cars, and rail car construction.
The AcaSal® microstructure typically consists of bainite. Occasionally, there can be minimum content of other phases (e.g., martensite, ferrite.)
Delivery is based on the provisions of DIN EN 10149-2 in combination with the DIN EN 10051 dimensioning standard (hot-rolled strip basis) or on special delivery terms. The test unit comprises at least 20 tons, or 20 tons of each new batch, of products of the same steel grade and nominal thickness. The test unit for strip material is the coil.
In general, 50% of Table 46 from DIN EN 10051 is confirmed. Narrower thickness tolerances are possible upon request.