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.
Statistics show that the number of serious or fatal injuries is increasing. To reverse this trend, new regulations from the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) are being implemented during 2019–2021 that will oblige truck and trailer manufacturers to roughly double the necessary load-carrying capacity of RUPDs.
The right design using Strenx® 960, which complies with ECE regulations, delivers a better strength-to-weight ratio compared to aluminum.