Ruhrstahl-Heraeus process with mechanical vacuum pumps: absurdity or red-hot technology and money well spent?
After a hesitant start to the replacement of steam ejectors in steel degassing with mechanical vacuum pumps, the latter have become state of the art in vacuum degassing and increasingly in vacuum oxygen de-carburization installations. While there may have been early concerns about the mechanical vacuum pump’s suitability for production, […]
The Danieli 175in wide (4,450mm) heavy plate/Steckel allows for fl exible production of heavy and light plates, and jumbo coils. The consolidated global tendency toward green power generation investments, especially hydro power and wind power, offers new development opportunities for the steel plate market. Heavy plates of 3in to 14in […]
Safe and cost effective materials handling is a crucial aspect of any business. This is especially true of the steel industry, where products are typically heavy, long, or oversized and therefore potentially dangerous if not handled correctly.
Sawing instead of groove turning: Ground breaking concept boosts material efficiency in ring rolling, with three machines in one
Dango & Dienenthal has developed an innovative ring cutting machine, RTM, which cuts rolled ring sleeves into individual rings by sawing. Thanks to this new process, material use and machining time in ring rolling can be dramatically reduced. The basic machine can be upgraded to a full line machining centre […]
As a leader in the acid regeneration market segment, John Cockerill offers a modular design that guarantees its clients the optimal solution for all their individual process requirements and applications, with acid recovery rates of virtually 100%.
The principle of a strip processing lines sounds simple. A strip wound onto a coil is de-coiled at the beginning of the line and moved through various process parts to be re-coiled at the end of the line. The functional principle is similar to that of a cassette recorder, in […]
Laser technology facilitates pipe sizing: A laser-based system enhancing precision and reducing processing time
The innovative Pipe Sizing Tool (PST) uses groundbreaking laser technology to achieve unparalleled precision in pipe sizing. Thanks to an integrated laser it is possible, for the first time ever, not only to obtain information about the internal geometry of a pipe ‘live’, during the sizing process, but to use […]
Digitalization is changing metals production, and Covid-19 has accelerated the transformation that will ultimately turn today’s steel plants into fully automatic ‘smart factories’. Primetals Technologies is pioneering smart solutions, systems and services to support steel producers on their path toward more effi cient, more stable, and less labour intensive operations. […]
Automatic material handling solutions for the steel industry: robotic tagging applications, tying machines, safety fences and cranes
AIC Group has developed automatic materials handling solutions that can be deployed on a wide range of finished and semi-finished products. The applications and machinery have been shown to significantly increase productivity, with accurate material tracking and user-friendly data interfaces. These automation and mechatronic state of the art solutions, can […]
Meet the SandMan – The latest manipulator for sand filling and safety in ladle preparation from the Badische Group
Badische Stahlwerke operates two electric arc furnaces (EAFs) with a tapping weight of 108t each. In 2020, production was at a record high of 8,000t of good billets per day for both EAFs. The steelmaker in the south-west of Germany has set safety as its number one target for the […]