Schoeller Werk continues to modernise its machinery with the commissioning of four new start-of-the-art drawing lines. The specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes is thus expanding its production capacities for redrawn precision tubes while enhancing its production efficiency at the same time.
Whether in the automotive sector, in industry, medical technology or the offshore industry, there is a persistently high demand for longitudinally welded redrawn stainless steel tubes. In order to fulfil the high market requirements, Schoeller Werk has expanded its production capacities for redrawn precision tubes with the addition of four new Conti drawing lines. In close cooperation with specialised machine manufacturers, the high-tech lines were tailored specifically to the needs of the long-standing company from the Eifel region. For example, the integration of individual production steps such as cutting, cleaning the tube surface and winding the tubes to coils clearly improves efficiency. The new machines include numerous testing possibilities directly in the on-going forming process, with considerable reductions in material wastage.
Schoeller Werk produces around 1.5 million metres of drawn longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes every month. The new high-performance drawing lines will be used primarily to produce high-load control line and chemical injection tubes for the offshore industry, together with fuel supply systems for the automotive industry.