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ANDRITZ to supply a 20-high cold rolling mill to Harada Metal Industry


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from the private enterprise Harada Metal Industry Co., Ltd., Japan, to supply a 20-high cold rolling mill in four-column design to produce high-precision quality coils of phosphor bronze with a final strip thickness of 20 microns for its Sendai plant, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

The cold rolling mill will be designed with particular focus on production level, strip shape, and strip thickness tolerances to produce top-quality coils of phosphor bronze. Production of the first coil is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the engineering and supply of tension reels, the main drive gear box and mechanical drive line, the mill stand, the hydraulic and media systems, and the automation and electrical equipment.

This order is now the fifth cold rolling mill to be delivered to Harada, thus confirming the long-term and successful cooperation, dating back to 1983, between Harada Metal and ANDRITZ.

Harada Metal, founded in 1952, is a renowned Japanese manufacturer of phosphor bronze sheets and strip.

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 25,800 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metal forming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in coin minting technology and offers system solutions for the aerospace industry, rail transport, and manufacture of large pipes. In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, welding systems, as well as comprehensive services for the metal working industry.


Detailed view of ANDRITZ 20-high cold rolling mill.

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Michael Buchbauer
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