IRON and STEEL
Following the commissioning of its new blooming mill stand, the Czech steel company Třinecké železárny has awarded the final acceptance certificate (FAC) to SMS group.
The objectives of the upgrade were to maintain and ensure the operational reliability and plant availability, to create the necessary process stability and to improve quality, tolerances and yield. Due to the advanced age of the plant this upgrade was an essential investment into the future of Třinecké železárny.
The scope of the upgrade included a new ultra-rigid two-high reversing blooming mill stand with shifting unit and hook-type tilter. The blooming mill is used for the preshaping of intermediates – also of high-alloy steels – made from continuously cast material up to 525 millimeters in diameter and ingots up to a weight of 5.3 tons. Moreover, it is also providing the feedstock material for the existing rail, bar and wire rod production at Třinecké železárny, which shows the importance of this critical modernization project. Another core element of this order is the new hydraulic bloom shear with a shear force of around 1,000 tons. The shear is driven by an innovative and energy-efficient variable-speed pump (VSP).
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Ternium Argentina, based in San Nicolas, Argentina, has awarded SMS group the final acceptance certificate for the upgraded BOF gas cleaning plants at its San Nicolas works.
On October 18, 2018, the Chinese aluminum producer Henan Mingtai Al. Industrial Co., Ltd. has granted SMS group the final acceptance certificate for the new aluminum cold rolling mill established at the Gongyi location.
Spanish welded steel tube specialist Bornay S.L. has ordered an HF (High Frequency) tube welding line, type RD 40, from SMS group for its Alicante works. SMS group is the single-source supplier of all technical equipment from strip preparation to the cut-off-saw.