Weight and size easily realized


Four welded girders in steel grade S460 were produced to customer specifications for a Frankfurt construction site in March 2023. With its flanges 305 mm wide and 60 mm thick and the web 21 mm thick and 548 mm high, each individual 9.2 m long welded girder has a unit weight of around 3.6 tons. Handling the massive weld beams posed no problem in the production hall thanks to the six overhead cranes, which can carry loads of up to 20 tons. The welding requirements with an a-measurement of 14 mm were also not an everyday occurrence, but thanks to the standard certification in steel grade S460 (also standard-certified S235 & S355) they were feasible and thus completed for the customer within just four weeks.