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ANDRITZ to supply new push pickling line for AHSS grades to Ternium, Mexico


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Ternium in Pesquería near Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, to supply a new high-end push pickling line (PPL), designed for advanced high-strength steel grades.

The new line will have an annual capacity of 550,000 metric tons and will be used mainly for the automotive and home appliance industry. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2024.

ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the complete mechanical strip transport equipment with high precision leveler for PPL, complete automation packages Level 1 & Level 2. The high-end processing line is equipped with the latest ANDRITZ process technology, including high-turbulence hydrochloric acid pickling, compact rinsing and drying sections specially designed for push pickling lines.

Main features:

  • Push pickling line capable to process extra wide strips.
  • High precision leveler for best possible flatness correction.
  • Polypropylene pickling and rinsing tank for easy installation and maintenance according to the latest ANDRITZ technology.
  • Specially designed compact edge blower and dryer.

The customer's decision to award the order to ANDRITZ was based on ANDRITZ’s successful reference plants in the USA, which are currently considered the benchmark in the field of advanced high-strength steel pickling.

Ternium Industrial Center, in Pesqueria, is one of the most modern industrial complexes in the world. This facility in northeastern Mexico began operations in 2013. This push pickling line is part of Ternium’s newest investments for its development plans in the Americas, in which ANDRITZ is proud to be part of.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Metals is – via the Schuler Group – one of the world’s leading suppliers of technologies, plants and digital solutions in metal forming. The product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, process know-how, and service. In the metals processing segment, the business area offers innovative and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of flat products, for welding systems and furnaces, as well as services for the metals processing industry.

ANDRITZ process section PPL

ANDRITZ process section PPL

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