Armor steel grades are available against KE, artillery and mine threat levels; all developed utilizing Benteler’s hot forming process. Austenized, heated plates or blanks are – in one process – quenched and formed in special, cooled tools.
In this process, properties of BSEC Armor Steel are produced by heat transfer from the heated blank into the tools. As a result, complex shaped parts or plates with excellent flatness are being produced. Tool quenching allows fine grain structure for improved mine and KE performance as well as best in class tolerances.
High strength and ductile aluminum profiles provide excellent behavior against blast and mine threats. Hollow profiles, applicable e.g. for cabin floors or shelters, are interlocking, and can additionally be filled with different materials. These configurations allow lightweight design at high protection performance.
We develop and deliver the full range of fiber applications – stand alone for soft ballistic applications as well as in combination with steel or ceramics for higher threat levels and armor piercing. Material combinations allow lightweight design with maximum protection. Materials cover different types of polyamide and polyethylene, application dependent.
Ultimate weight reduction is achievable while applying ceramic armor in combination with steel, aluminum or fibers. Application can vary from flat structures, based on tiles, to curved structures in vehicle or personal protection.