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  • 130 years of Pfeiffer Vacuum

    PRESS RELEASE 130 years of Pfeiffer Vacuum Pfeiffer Vacuum has been shaping the vacuum industry since 1890 Vacuum technology is indispensable for many areas of life Asslar, Germany, July 3, 2020. Pfeiffer Vacuum has been setting standards in vacuum technology for 130 years. Science and industry have benefited equally from the numerous innovations developed and […]

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  • JSW optimizes slab yard utilization with SMS digital’s Warehouse Management System

    PRESS RELEASE Efficient digital optimization of planned storage capacities enables higher production JSW optimizes slab yard utilization with SMS digital’s Warehouse Management System SMS digital, the digital subsidiary of SMS group, has been awarded with the implementation of a new highly automated slab yard management system for JSW Steel Ltd. located in Dolvi, India. The […]

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  • Pfeiffer Vacuum expands the HiLobe line of intelligent high-performance Roots pumps

    PRESS RELEASE Pfeiffer Vacuum expands the HiLobe line of intelligent high-performance Roots pumps Diverse applications in the low and medium vacuum range Large variety of Roots pumping stations Wide nominal pumping speed range up to 6,200 m³/h Asslar, Germany, September 30, 2020. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world's leading providers of vacuum technology, has expanded […]

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  • Modernization boosts coiled rod output at Alfa Acciai

    PRESS RELEASE Danieli project is the first to spool two coils simultaneously from twin split rolling mills Danieli completed a successful modernization of the spooler line for Bar Mill #2 at Alfa Acciai, Brescia, Italy, implementing for the first-time simultaneous coiling of small-diameter rods by two coilers as part of a single line. The upgrade […]

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  • NISCO rolled the first bar on KOCKS biggest 3-roll RSB® 5.0

    PRESS RELEASE The Chinese company Nanjing Iron & Steel Co Ltd. (NISCO) has successful modernized its 800.000t/a medium bar mill incorporating a Reducing & Sizing Block (RSB®) 500++/4 in 5.0 design by Friedrich KOCKS GmbH & Co KG. The RSB® 500++/4, which is so far the biggest KOCKS 3-roll Reducing & Sizing block, operates as […]

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  • ELECTRODES CONSUMPTION REDUCTION AT GERDAU CORSA PLANTA TULTITLAN WITH SMARTEC

    PRESS RELEASE GERDAU CORSA PLANTA TULTITLAN (Mexico) has achieved a 10% reduction in electrode consumption in their 60t electric arc furnace thanks to SMARTEC technology. The SMARTEC is an advanced cooling electrode system supplied by MORE Srl (Italy) which regulates air/water flow dynamically through the electrode cooling rings. It consists of a valve stand and […]

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  • Leybold offers a dry claw pump, CLAWVAC, for robust rough vacuum applications

    PRESS RELEASE Cologne, October 2020 – Especially for rough industrial processes Leybold introduces the uncomplicated, dry rough vacuum CLAWVAC pump. Besides food processing, packaging and environmental technology applications, it is suitable for drying and sterilization processes. The pump, which is offered in three pumping speed classes, is specially designed for continuous operation at every working […]

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  • AIC upgrades the SH100 Peeling machine control system at Acciaierie Valbruna

    PRESS RELEASE AIC upgrades the SH100 Peeling machine control system at Acciaierie Valbruna Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) successfully commissioned the extension of the SH100 Peeling machine control system at Acciaierie Valbruna in Vicenza (BS), Italy. The control panel (Fig.1) for the new Bueltmann SH100 peeling machine (including the switchboard, Sinamics S120 multidrive system with SLM […]

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  • Midrex and AMI to offer DRI-based steelmakers complete process optimization solutions

    PRESS RELEASE Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, September 10, 2020 – Midrex Technologies, Inc. and AMI Automation have entered into a strategic agreement to provide steelmakers worldwide with a new approach to process optimization for DRI-based integrated EAF steel mills. The alliance offers steelmakers a comprehensive way to use Midrex’s and AMI’s […]

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  • Microsoft and Tenova Strengthen their Partnership to Innovate the Metals Industry

    PRESS RELEASE Microsoft and Tenova renew their collaboration with the aim of guiding companies of the metals industry in their digital transformation journeys. ORI Martin and Tenaris are among the companies that have already benefited from this partnership, thanks to technologies that enable better data management. Castellanza, September 07, 2020 – Microsoft and Tenova, a […]

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  • HARSCO RELEASES 2019-2020 ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE REPORT

    PRESS RELEASE Key milestones achieved in the execution of the Company’s strategy to transform into global, single thesis environment services business - more than 80% of company revenues now derived from environmental solutions, compared to about 60-percent three years ago Report establishes ESG goals across our program’s four focus areas and discloses ESG performance data […]

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  • New robotic tagging application project for the wire rod rolling mill in Italy

    PRESS RELEASE Alfa Acciai awarded the contract to Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) to supply and install two robotic tagging applications for the wire rod rolling mill in Brescia (BS), Italy. The solution aims to increase identification and traceability of materials, simplify routine operations, improve working conditions & safety level of operators. The scope of supply […]

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  • Acciaierie Valbruna contracts Automazioni Industriali Capitanio to upgrade the SH100 Peeling machine control system.

    PRESS RELEASE At the beginning of 2020, AIC supplied and commissioned the control panel for the new Bueltmann SH100 peeling machine (Fig.1). The scope of supply was based on the complete revamping of the machine, including the switchboard, Sinamics S120 multidrive system with SLM regenerative DC Bus, S7-400 PLC, safety system, etc. As a result […]

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  • Measuring the steel level in continuous casting

    PRESS RELEASE Radiometric based mould level measurement is the dominating technology for measuring the steel level in continuous casting. This technology has been available for more than 50 years and now with more than six thousand systems deployed. Herein we discuss performance, statistical variation, influencing factors, source selection, and that recent development has brought the […]

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  • ATS Mechatronics supplies four bundle retaining jaws to a special bar quality (SBQ) mill in Spain

    PRESS RELEASE ATS Mechatronics supplies four bundle retaining jaws (bundle forming) to the European mechanical supplier with the final destination at a special bar quality (SBQ) mill in Spain. ATS Mechatronics has more than 25 years of experience in supplying tying machines for round bundles, hexagonal and square stacks. In these years ATS supplied more […]

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  • Rolling Mill Yield Improvement Project at African Foundries Ltd.

    PRESS RELEASE Yield improvement is a crucial issue for any steel plant. In order to maximize profit and reduce costs, the best approach to yield improvement is to identify areas of yield loss that can be effectively regained within the limit of available resources. The optimization of the rolling mill at African Foundries Ltd. in […]

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  • Final Acceptance Test for the rolling mill upgrade project in Chicago Heights, IL, USA

    PRESS RELEASE Final Acceptance Test for the rolling mill upgrade project in Chicago Heights, IL, USA Automazioni Industriali Capitanio has passed the remote Final Acceptance Test for the rolling mill upgrade at CHS Chicago Heights Steel in Chicago Heights (IL), USA. This project includes the automation equipment for the revamping of the Rolling Mill, starting […]

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  • BSE announces new Managing Director

    PRESS RELEASE We are very pleased to welcome Sebastian Baumgartner into our Executive Management team. Sebastian has been part of the Badische family for almost 20 years. As of today, he will be joining the team of Managing Directors, already consisting of Andreas Volkert and Florian Glück.  Besides other tasks, he will still oversee the […]

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  • Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces OmniStar® and ThermoStar® next generation gas analyzers

    PRESS RELEASE Quantitative and qualitative analysis of gases at atmospheric pressure Easy operation with new software Compact design and low detection limit Asslar, Germany, June 29, 2020. OmniStar and ThermoStar GSD 350 are compact, portable benchtop analyzers for analyzing gases at atmospheric pressure. They are particularly used for applications in chemical processes, in the semiconductor […]

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  • Systems Spray-Cooled receives an order to upgrade Optimus Steel EAF

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, July 2020 Nashville, TN -- Optimus Steel has placed an order for a furnace upgrade solution with Systems Spray-Cooled of The Systems Group.  The 4th quarter 2020 turn-key project includes a new Spray-Cooled™ Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Roof, a new Spray-Cooled™ Elbow, the accompanying equipment that will replace its existing […]

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  • Change in Management of Tenova LOI Thermprocess

    PRESS RELEASE Essen, July 1, 2020 – Tenova LOI Thermprocess, leading global company in the field of heat treatment plants based in Essen, is undergoing a change in its management organization. At the end of June 2020, Mr. Erik Míček, Managing Director of LOI Thermprocess GmbH since 2010, left the company. After almost three decades […]

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  • NUCOR ORDERS MORE CHEMICAL ENERGY PACKAGE FOR NEW PLATE STEEL MILL COMPLEX

    PRESS RELEASE MORE has been selected to supply the chemical energy package for Nucor Corporation's new greenfield plate steel mill complex in Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA. The facility will be capable of producing 1.2 million net tons per year of steel plate products. The state-of-the-art chemical energy package will be utilized in the new Danieli Electric […]

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  • Pomini Tenova Completed the Installation of its Eighteenth Roll Grinder in Vietnam

    PRESS RELEASE Castellanza, June 24, 2020 – In April 2020, Pomini Tenova, worldwide leader in production of roll grinders, completed the installation of three roll grinders for Hoa Phat Group, one of the largest manufacturers of construction steels, coated steels and steel pipes in Vietnam. With this commissioning, the number of machines supplied and successfully […]

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  • Special steel for high-performance tools in the oil and gas industry

    PRESS RELEASE One of the most important things needed when developing new oil and gas fields are tools which reliably work in great depths under the sea. The problem is that these tools are subjected to rock formations of varying hardness and aggressive media, necessitating special high strength steels which also exhibit a high corrosion […]

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  • Clever design of R-taso’s industrial walkway solutions significantly reduces their carbon footprint

    PRESS RELEASE June 16th, 2020 – RAAHE, FINLAND – A specialist in design and manufacture of industrial walkway solutions, R-taso has calculated the carbon footprint of the company’s production. The majority of the Raahe-based, family-owned company’s production footprint results from the use of steel as the main raw material. Thanks to clever design, the amount […]

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  • Tenova-ORI Martin Partnership: The Steel Plant Restarts thanks to Digital Technologies

    PRESS RELEASE Castellanza, June 18, 2020 – A long-standing collaboration centered on innovation and sustainability gains momentum through the ambitious Lighthouse Plant “Acciaio_4.0”. ORI Martin – one of the main European integrated steel groups for high-quality steel – and Tenova – a Techint Group company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries […]

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  • The ASM 306 S helium and hydrogen sniffer leak detector for easy and accurate full-time sniffing operations

    PRESS RELEASE The ASM 306 S helium and hydrogen sniffer leak detector for easy and accurate full-time sniffing operations • Ultra-fast and accurate helium and hydrogen sniffer leak detector • Designed for continuous use on production lines requiring high performance and rugged, reliable operation • Features an ergonomic, high-flow sniffer probe Asslar, Germany, May 28, […]

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  • Systems Spray-Cooled receives order from Steel Dynamics, Inc.

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, June 2020 Nashville, TN -- Systems Spray-Cooled has received an order from Steel Dynamics, Inc. for Spray-Cooled™ equipment at their new mill in Sinton, TX currently under construction.   The 2021 project includes equipment for their (2) Electric Arc Furnaces.  The Spray-Cooled™ equipment will cover 100% of SDI’s furnace cooling needs […]

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  • MMK and SMS group managed to implement targeted commissioning despite extremely difficult conditions

    PRESS RELEASE In 2018, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), Russia, has awarded an order to SMS group (www.sms-group.com) covering the extensive modernization of the finishing mill mechanical equipment and the fundamental revamp of the electrical and automation system of hot strip mill 2500 at the Magnitogorsk site. The modernization of the hot strip mill, […]

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  • Assessment Hub app asks all the risky questions

    PRESS RELEASE Rockwell Automation has released a new app that will help operations managers, plant floor managers and IT/OT professionals gauge levels of operational risk within their connected infrastructures. The Assessment Hub app covers networks, automation assets and cybersecurity and has been developed to help ensure that managers are more aware of the increased level […]

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  • Shougang places another major order with Tenova LOI Thermprocess

    PRESS RELEASE Essen, June 4, 2020 – In December 2019, the Chinese company Shougang Qian’an Electrical Vehicle Steel Co., Ltd. signed another major order with Tenova LOI Thermprocess, a leading global company in the field of heat treatment plants based in Essen. The order includes the heat treatment portion (furnace system) for two annealing and […]

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  • THE WORLD’S LARGEST BEAM BLANK EVER PRODUCED

    PRESS RELEASE Masteel, in Anhui province, China, was the first steelmaker to produce the BB7 beam-blank section, 1,300 mm wide, with 510 mm tall flanges and 140 mm web, weighing almost 2.7 ton/m. Following its December start-up, and after a two-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the caster reached the maximum productivity of 97 […]

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  • The major bar producer in India chooses AIC India and its Rolling Mill Automation & Control System (RACS) for the rolling mill modernization.

    PRESS RELEASE One of the leading steel producers in the Indian market contracted AIC to upgrade their existing control system with an aim to improve productivity & yield of the rolling mill by improving the operational stability and consistency of their shear control systems. The following objectives were achieved: - Improved cut to cut accuracies […]

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  • AIC completed the coil-handling upgrade at Feralpi Siderurgica

    PRESS RELEASE Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) completed the coil-handling modernization of the Wire Rod Rolling Mill at Feralpi Siderurgica in Lonato (BS), Italy. Besides a complete revamping of the wire rod finishing area with electrical and automation (E&A) supply from laying head exit to coil management, AIC has covered the modernization and installation of a […]

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  • AIC upgrades the reheating furnace at CMC Florida in Jacksonville, FL, USA

    PRESS RELEASE Automazioni Industriali Capitanio upgraded the reheating furnace Level 1 combustion control system at CMC Florida in Jacksonville, FL, USA. The scope of supply included the field activities, design, manufacturing, internal testing, supply, installation assistance, commissioning and startup activities of the electrical and automation (E&A) part to control and command the gas combustion within […]

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  • Sandvik joins forces with Stamicarbon to take circularity to the next level

    PRESS RELEASE Reaching 90 per cent circularity by 2030 is a tough goal, but global engineering company, Sandvik, is committed to making the shift. To help reach this target, Sandvik has initiated a project to buy scrap from its customers to turn it into new premium products. The project, run together with Sandvik’s strategic partner […]

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  • Prepare today for the needs of tomorrow with AUMUND Original Spare Parts

    PRESS RELEASE Rheinberg/Germany, May 2020 AUMUND looks after its customers, especially in difficult times. During the current coronavirus pandemic, the international companies of the Group continue to offer their reliable After Sales Service. Many customers, from cement, steel and other industries, have taken the opportunity to order spare and wear parts for their AUMUND machines […]

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  • Okuma Dressing App for automated dressing process

    PRESS RELEASE Rheinberg/Germany, May 2020 Krefeld (Germany), 7 April 2020. Okuma, a world market leader for CNC machine tools and process optimisation, working together with Dr. Kaiser Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, has developed a new control app for CNC programs: The Okuma Dressing App is one of the most innovative dressing technologies on the […]

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  • Power IMPOC at the pickling line at China Steel Corporation in Kaohsiung – a special environment

    PRESS RELEASE China Steel Corporation (CSC), based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was founded in December 1971. With an annual production (in the form of crude steel) of around 10 million tons, CSC manufactures a wide range of products including sheet, bar, wire rod, hot- and cold-rolled, electro-galvanized and hot-dip galvanized strip, electrical steel and Ti/Ni-based alloys. […]

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  • New Stereoscopic Width Gauge DigiScan XD500

    PRESS RELEASE DELTA has launched a new range of stereoscopic width measurement gauges, the DigiScan XD500, for installation above the strip in cold rolling mills and processing lines. Very reasonabe in terms of price and weight in its compact, robust, sealed aluminium housing, the XD500 contains state-of-the-art technology for measuring the width and centerline of […]

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  • AMETEK LAND RELEASES TECHNOLOGY TO HELP CONTAIN THREAT OF COVID-19

    PRESS RELEASE SHEFFIELD, UK, AMETEK Land, one of the UK’s leading temperature measurement specialists, has released a high performance, compact thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate mass screening of human body temperature measurements, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. AMETEK Land’s vIRalert 2 fixed thermal imaging […]

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  • RE’FLEKT – COMMUNICATION IN TIMES OF CORONA

    PRESS RELEASE Remote Work for Industrial Companies: What really works During the coronavirus pandemic crisis, companies are looking for ways to adapt their work to new situations. Everybody is talking about ‘working from home’, but by no means can every type of work be done from a desk at home. Often, it is necessary for […]

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  • POSCO rolled the first bar on KOCKS RSB® 5.0

    PRESS RELEASE The Korean special steel maker POSCO has successful commissioned its bar mill #2 incorporating a Reducing & Sizing Block (RSB®) 370++/5 in 5.0 design by Friedrich KOCKS GmbH & Co KG. The KOCKS RSB® 5.0 is finishing round dimensions of Ø 14.0 to 55.0 mm but also produces most flexible all feeders for […]

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  • Extraordinary challenges mastered successfully. New Jintian Ningbo Copper cold rolling mill commissioned in China

    PRESS RELEASE On March 19, 2020, SMS group (www.sms-group.com) successfully commissioned the new copper cold rolling mill of the Chinese copper manufacturer Jintian Ningbo Copper Co., Ltd. in the province of Jiangsu. Against the background of the restrictions due to the current global spread of the COVID-19 virus, the commissioning was an extraordinary challenge successfully […]

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