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30% increase in production - ECOmode installation at International Steels Ltd.

The acid regeneration plant (ARP) at International Steels Ltd. (Karachi, Pakistan) is the first plant to use the new ECOmode to increase the plant capacity. Although the capacity increase was the main target for this specific customer, ECOmode saves up to 25% in energy as well.

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Modernization of an existing line, tight budget, tight schedule - no problem for our team. Outokumpu Krefeld, Germany

The Outokumpu Group has expanded its production of ferritic stainless steels in Krefeld with the NIFO project (Nirosta Ferrite Optimization). As part of this the milestones defined in the contract were all achieved throughproject, the former WL2 (annealing and pickling line) supplied by out project execution by METALS, especially the "1 st coil" and METALS was converted to a BL 1600 pickling line.

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Customized solution for doubling of production rate at Tenneco, Germany

A new 1,250 t servo-transfer press from ANDRITZ Kaiser is producing sophisticated deep-drawing parts for exhaust systems at the automotive supplier Tenneco in Edenkoben, Germany. The location in Edenkoben is the central pressing plant for the entire corporate group, and any faults, let alone breakdowns, could also jeopardize production at other locations. ANDRITZ Kaiser presses have been associated for decades with such attributes as reliability and availability, and these were the deciding factors when Tenneco selected its supplier.

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The 20-high reversing mill at Hugo Vogelsang, Germany was modernized extensively by ANDRITZ Sundwig.

The entire control electronics now comply with the latest state of the art. In addition, the drive and control systems were completely renewed and all the drive motors overhauled. Following modernization, strip thickness variations of 1-2 µ and flatness deviations of 4-6 I-units are now achieved.

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The strip processing lines at Jindal Stainless Steel Plant Kalinga Nagar, Orissa, India

High-capacity stainless steel output - cold and hot annealing lines

A part of the O P Jindal group, Jindal Stainless Limited (formerly JSL Stainless Ltd.) is India’s largest and the only fully integrated stainless steel manufacturer. Jindal Stainless Limited has grown from an indigenous single-unit stainless steel plant in Hisar, Haryana, to the present multi-location and multi-product conglomerate. Jindal stainless steel capacity after full expansion is about 2.5 million tons per annum.

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Annealing and pickling line Steel Authority of India Ltd. Salem Steel Plant, Tamil Nadu, India

Salem Steel Plant, a special steel unit belonging to the Steel Authority of India Ltd., pioneered the supply of wider stainless steel sheets/coils in India. The plant can produce annealed and pickled austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, and low-nickel stainless steel strip from hot and cold rolled material. In September 2008, the “Salem Steel Expansion Project”, including the ANDRITZ METALS annealing and pickling line, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Mammohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Ghandi, and Steel Authority of India Chairman S.K. Roongta.

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Modernization 20-high reversing mill at Hyundai Bng Steel, Korea

The 20-high reversing mill at HYUNDAI BNG STEEL underwent extensive modernization by ANDRITZ Sundwig. The complete control electronics were exchanged and now reflect state-of-the-art equipment. Furthermore, the main drives were replaced and designated drive motors completely overhauled. A modular and digital control system, consisting of automatic thickness, strip shape, and strip tension controls, as well as new spray plates with nozzles is now being used.

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Coil preparation line at SALEM, India

The complete mechanical equipment and the entire plant layout were planned and executed with Solid Edge software.

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Tezcan continuous galvanizing line, Turkey

The hart of this line is the furnace section, which consists of a direct-fired furnace and a small radiant-tube furnace section. This allows the customer to produce a very wide range of products with thicknesses of 0.25 mm to 3 mm and widths of 800 to 1,300 mm at a maximum speed of 200 m/min.

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Continuous annealing line at Tianjin Ansteel Tiantie, China

Compact design to result in major savings for the customer

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Continuous galvanizing line at Tianjin Ansteel Tiantie, China

The special design of this line allows the customer to run the continuous galvanizing line as well as continuous annealing line.

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voestalpine Stahl, continuous galvanizing line no. 5, Austria

Best galvanized surface qualities for the automotive industry - Commissioned at the end of 2009, this line produces steel strip mainly for the automotive industry. The furnace is composed of highly sophisticated technological equipment, such as a direct-fired furnace and a differential rapid jet cooling system. The annual capacity is around 400,000 tons per annum, with a maximum speed of 350 m/min.

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voestalpine Stahl, coil coating line no. 2, Austria

Coil coating line for highest quality: ANDRITZ METALS supplied a coil coating line for the production of organically coated steel sheets with a strip thickness of 0.4-2.0 mm and a strip width of 700-1,850 mm. The capacity is around 200,000 tons per annum.

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Hot-dip galvanizing line no. 4 at voestalpine Stahl, Austria

The furnace in hot-dip galvanizing line no. 4 enables the customer to manufacture the latest high-strength steel grades and galvanize the strip with the best surface quality. ANDRITZ METALS supplied the mechanical equipment for the entire strip transport. The capacity is around 450,000 tons per annum, with a maximum speed of 350 m/min.

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Revamping of a continuous annealing line at Svenskt Stål AB (SSAB), Sweden

The first revamp increased the cooling capacity with installation of the rapid jet cooling system. The second revamp increased the customer’s ability to cool the strip at very high speed thanks to an additional combination zone for heating/cooling. The annual capacity of the furnace is now 500,000 tons per year at 950 °C maximum.