Ovako will launch its new web tool, the Steel Navigator, in Germany atThe Z – Subcontracting Fair in Leipzig (7-10 March).Ovako will also present a seminar on its M-Steel® for improved machinability at The Intec exhibition, which runs parallel to The Z at the same time and venue.
TheSteel Navigator is designed to help customers quickly identify the right steel for any application, via a quick and easy-to-use interface. Users can search from a growing online database of more than 200 steels by group, quality, type of process, product and chemical composition – not only Ovako steels but also different standards and steel grades supplied by competitors.
“The Steel Navigator places Ovako at the forefront of the wave of digitization that is transforming the steel industry.Aside from enhancing Ovako’s service offering, we anticipateit becomingone of the industry’smost used information resources. Especially useful is the speed of the tool,as greater process efficiency equals value for our customers,” said Göran Nyström, EVP Group Marketing & Technology, Ovako.
“Simply by visiting steelnavigator.ovako.com, now anyone can access better quality and comprehensive information – from operators and key decision makers, right up to CEOs. We also see the software being used as a training tool, by educational institutions, and for designers and engineers looking to access all the latest findings.”
Ovako will also present its M-Steel that is designed for more effective and robust production with improved machinability.Ovako will hold a seminar about the ‘M-Steel concept in Exhibitor Forum A at The Intec, which runs parallel to The Z at the same venue, on Tuesday, 7 March, starting at 11:50 am.
“Visitors can see how uniqueM-Steel technology enhances machining. Non-metallic inclusions in the steels are modified and controlled which helps lower the wear and enables higher cutting speeds. Some users have reported up to 30% lower production costs through higher productivity with M-Steel®,”said Reeta Luomanpää, Product Manager, Ovako Imatra Oy, who will deliver the seminar.
The Z – Subcontracting Fair, which is now in its 14th year, in combination with The Intec is one of the leading trade events for industry in Europe.
Reeta Luomanpää said,“Subcontracting isabout trusted partnerships, and visitors to The Z – Subcontracting Fair and The Intec can see how Ovako works closely with its customers to optimize material selection, quality and consistencywhich brings performance and cost advantages across their operations.”